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Stadtmuseum Fembohaus (City Museum Fembohaus)

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Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
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Address: Burgstr. 15, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 911 2312595

Halfway to the Castle, Nuremberg's only surviving late-Renaissance...

Halfway to the Castle, Nuremberg's only surviving late-Renaissance merchant's house invites you to take an eventful journey through 950 years of the city's history. Precious original rooms and historical objects guide you through various periods in the history of the former Free Imperial City. Changing presentations in the Exhibition Forum provide constant new insights into selected aspects of the history, art and culture of the city of Nuremberg.

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The museum has four floors. Each represents a different age. You may want to bring your headphones and camera. The ceilings have astonishing paintings. Voice guide is very helpful... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Ahmad A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I've been to Nuremberg several times and this is first time I went to this museum. I paid for the "city day pass" ticket when buying my ticket to the Courthouse so I could visit this city museum for free (so really I got a 50% discount). The model of the city with the English audio guide was pretty cool,... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The museum has four floors. Each represents a different age. You may want to bring your headphones and camera. The ceilings have astonishing paintings. Voice guide is very helpful and has a unique theme.

Thank Ahmad A
Marietta, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I hate to leave a negative review, but if you are expecting a peek at the lifestyle of a medieval merchant family, you aren't going to get one. The house is virtually empty of furniture. True, the ceilings are ornate in some rooms, and there is some lovely old woodwork, but you get no feel of a home whatsoever. There... More 

Thank springlering
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I don't know if this a normal occurrence but when I visited Fembohaus, there was some type of craft fair going on in the house. Every room had a vendor it in. They got in the way of the signs, the photos, the artifacts and the architecture of the building. I felt like my every move was being watched and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

One of the most beautiful houses in old town.Impressive architecture outside,impressive interiors,an impressive stucco ceiling at one level,old furniture...it's like a time travel. Free entry for Nuremberg Card holders and also english audioguide included.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Lovely looking museum but visit marred by craft exhibition in every room obscuring many photos and decor. Glad it was only€5 otherwise would have felt cheated

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Spread over 4 floors is the start of fine map productions place..... gathering place of patricians. The intricately carved town map is on the 4th floor is great introduction to this museum. Worth a visit!

Thank Teresa C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Museum is found near the town hall an gives an interesting background into the history of Nuremberg. You start in the top floor with a city model which explains how the city has evolved over the years. Then you walk through a series of rooms in the floors below where the audio guide explains the various exhibits and history of... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

I was extremely dissapointed in this museum, first of all because it is tourist-unfriendly. the desk clerk does not speak a drop of English and the only word in English in the entire museum is the EXIT sign in the ceiling... I do not recommend this place for people who don;t speak German. Also, it is very faulty and small.... More 

Thank Raluca2013
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I'm sure this could be fascinating to some but I didn't like it. Compared to other museums in nuremberg, the audio guide is quite monotonous and the posh English accents actually made me laugh because they're so stuffy, not sure if that's their intention. The house is some interesting. The history of nuremberg I couldn't get into and it's presented... More 

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