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The most beautiful museums in Nuremberg

Embark on a journey through the charming old town of the Franconian metropolis as we unveil the most exquisite museums in Nuremberg.

Kaiserburg Nürnberg, © Pixabay

Our adventure begins directly opposite Nuremberg's main railway station. Venturing off the beaten path, we traverse the historic city center via the idyllic Handwerkerhof, adorned with its picturesque half-timbered houses, and arrive at our inaugural destination:

1 Neues Museum – Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design Nürnberg

Glasfassade des Neuen Museums
Neues Museum Nürnberg © Pixabay

The Neues Museum, with its dynamically curved glass front, is a masterpiece in itself. While the architecture commands attention, it seamlessly integrates into its surroundings, reflected in the nearby buildings. Offering glimpses into the exhibition areas from outside, the impressive glass facade showcases contemporary art since 1945.

2 The Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum in Fembo House)

Besuchende im Ausstellungsraum
Stadtmuseum im Fembohaus, Der Ausstellungsraum „Krone – Macht – Geschichte“ © Foto: Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen in Bayern
Ansicht des Ausstellungsraums
Der Ausstellungsraum „Krone – Macht – Geschichte“ mit Blick auf Paul Ritter d. Ä.: „Eintreffen der Reichskleinodien am 22. März 1424 in Nürnberg“, 1881/83. Öl auf Leinwand. Kunstsammlungen der Stadt Nürnberg, Inv.-Nr. Gm 0075 © Foto: Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen in Bayern

The magnificent merchant's house of the Stadtmuseum im Fembo-Haus (City Museum in Fembo House ) invites you on a historical journey through Nuremberg. Elaborate room displays bring the city's past to life, chronicling its rise as a European center and its post-World War II reconstruction.

3 Albrecht-Dürer-Haus (Albrecht Dürer House)

Porträt von Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer, Selbstbildnis im Pelzrock, 1500, Alte Pinakothek © Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Außenansicht des Albrecht-Dürer-Hauses
Albrecht-Dürer-Haus Nürnberg © Pixabay
Kaiserburg von der Vogelperspektive
© Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung (Foto: Veronika Freudling)

For many years, Dürer resided and worked in this charming half-timbered house. Providing an authentic glimpse into Dürer's life and era, the artist's house offers insight and inspiration.

4 Historic art bunker

Ein dunkler Gang im Kunstbunker
Kunstbunker Nürnberg © Museen der Stadt Nürnberg

Nestled beneath the castle hill lies the art bunker (external link, opens in a new window) - a unique storage facility from World War II, safeguarding Nuremberg's invaluable art treasures.

Our journey continues to the Pellerhaus, housing the Deutsches Spielearchiv Nürnberg (German Games Archive Nuremberg).

5 Deutsches Spielearchiv Nürnberg (German Games Archive Nuremberg)

Außenansicht des heutigen Pellerhauses
© Museen der Stadt Nürnberg is licensed with CC BY-SA 4.0.
Fotografie der alten Fassade
Pellerhaus Nürnberg

The Bürgerhaus, once damaged by air raids, is now home to the Deutsches Spielearchiv Nürnberg (German Games Archive Nuremberg ), promising fun for young and old alike.

6 Museum Tucherschloss and Hirsvogelsaal (Museum Tucherschloss and Hirsvogelsaal)

Außenansicht des Tucherschlosses
© Museen der Stadt Nürnberg, Museum Tucherschloss und Hirsvogelsaal - Ulrike Berninger
Garten im Tucherschloss
© Museen der Stadt Nürnberg, Museum Tucherschloss und Hirsvogelsaal - Ulrike Berninger

Step into a fairytale world within the lavishly restored Museum Tucherschloss und Hirsvogelsaal (Museum Tucherschloss and Hirsvogelsaal), showcasing works by Dürer's master Michael Wolgemut and his pupil Georg Pencz.

7 Kunsthalle im KunstKulturQuartier Nürnberg (Art Gallery in the KunstKulturQuartier Nuremberg)

Responding to contemporary issues in international art, the Kunsthalle Nürnberg presents radically contemporary collections.

Experience Nuremberg's rich cultural tapestry through these unparalleled museums!

Highlights to immerse yourself in

Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Germanic National Museum)

The Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Germanic National Museum) is the largest museum of cultural history in the German-speaking world with 1.3 million collected artefacts. The 25,000 original artefacts on display range from prehistory and early history to contemporary art and culture.

DB Museum Nürnberg (DB Museum Nuremberg)

The modern interior hardly gives it away: Founded in 1882, the DB Museum Nürnberg (DB Museum Nuremberg) is probably the oldest railway museum in the world. And it's big, too: on 6800 m², it shows the history of the railway in Germany from its beginnings around 1800 to the present day.

Museum for Communication

Who wouldn't want to be a presenter in a TV studio, explore an Egyptian burial chamber or send something by pneumatic tube? At the Museum für Kommunikation Nürnberg (Museum for Communication Nuremberg), the history of communication and its current functional mechanisms can be experienced and understood with the help of many objects, hands-on stations and media stations.