A visit to Nuremberg Castle: Opening hours, Entry fee & Photos

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Nuremberg Castle is one of the most beautiful places to see in Germany especially if you are in the south of Germany, also known as the Bavaria.

Nuremberg Castle History:

The Nuremberg castle has been one of the most important imperial castles of the Holy Roman Empire since the medieval times. During the middle ages, the Roman emperors would travel a lot. So for their comfortable stay at most of the famous places which were a part of the holy roman empire, they made castles called “imperial castles”.

One of those famous imperial castles was Nuremberg castle. Nuremberg castle still houses the imperial artifacts and weapons. Once can still see things like the imperial stick, imperial throne, weapons including swords, cannon balls, different kind of rifles and pistols. These are all housed inside the castle, the most part of which has turned into a museum.

The whole of the Nuremberg town in the middle ages used to have a fort wall surrounding the city. There used to be towers also along the fort walls also known as fortified city walls. You can still see the walls around the city.

Google map view of fort wall around Nuremberg

Google map view of fort wall around Nuremberg

Nuremberg castle facts:

  • Nuremberg Castle was built up of sandstone. The underground rock cellars were used for centuries for fermenting and storing beer.
  • All the Holy Roman Emperors stayed at Kaiserburg Castle for a short period at least between 1050 and 1571.
  • Excavations on the site have uncovered remains of fortifications dating back to before 1000 BC.
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Nuremberg castle parts:

Castle courtyard:

Castle courtyard is the front yard that you see on the entrance. There is a nice aerial view of the city from here as well.

Deep well and Sinwell tower:

The Deep well is famous because during the middle ages deep well was the main source of water for the imperial castle. You can also climb using a staircase inside the sinwell tower and from there you get a very nice view of the whole of the Nuremberg town.

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Imperial gardens:

There are two imperial gardens called castle gardens and Maria Sibylla Merian Garden as a part of the Nuremberg castle premises.

Nuremberg castle timing:

Like most of the visiting places in Europe, Nuremberg castle has its own timing as well. Here are the details:

  • Nuremberg castle timings from April – September: Daily 9 am – 4 pm
  • Nuremberg castle timings from October – March: Daily 10 am – 4 pm
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However, the castle is closed for visiting during Christmas and new year timing. Also, the outside area like two gardens called castle gardens and Maria Sibylla Merian Garden have different timings.

Here are the timings of the Nuremberg garden castles:

Nuremberg Castle Gardens timings from April – October: 8 am at the earliest until 8 pm
November – March: closed

Maria Sibylla Merian Garden timings from April – October: Sundays and Mondays from 2 pm – 6 pm
November – March: closed

Nuremberg castle entry fee:

There are different entry fees for the different parts of the castle as mentioned in one of the paragraphs above. Based on these areas, here are different entry fees for the Nuremberg castle parts:

  • Joined ticket (Palas with Double Chapel, Kaiserburg museum, deep well and Sinwell tower): 7 € / reduced 6 €
  • Demonstration of the well and panorama from the Sinwell Tower: 3,50 € / reduced 2,50 €
  • Palas with Double Chapel/ Kaiserburg Museum: 5.50 € / reduced 4,50 €
  • Castle Gardens and maria Sibylla Merian Garden: admission free
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More and up to date information about the entry fee can be found on the official site here.

Nuremberg castle photos:

deep well and sinwell tower from nuremberg castle side

deep well and sinwell tower from nuremberg castle side

guns inside nuremberg castle

guns inside nuremberg castle

imperial cup inside nuremberg castle museum

imperial cup inside nuremberg castle museum

inside sinwell tower

inside sinwell tower

Nuremberg aerial view from Nuremberg castle

Nuremberg aerial view from Nuremberg castle

Nuremberg panorama on copper plate from nuremberg castle

Nuremberg panorama on copper plate from nuremberg castle

Nuremberg streets

Nuremberg streets

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