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Kaiserburg Nurnberg (Nuremberg Castle)

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Address: Burg 13, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 911 2446590
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Nuremberg Old Town Walking Tour
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A long walk up a steep hill

One of the first castles to be built on the top of a hill, the Emperors/King's Castle commands an unobstructed view of the city of Nurnberg. Largely destroyed during WWII, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is not an impressive nor magnificent castle in Europe but historically important. They however have a big collection of medieval military items. Please come if you happen to be a fan.

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the first castles to be built on the top of a hill, the Emperors/King's Castle commands an unobstructed view of the city of Nurnberg. Largely destroyed during WWII, the majority of the original castle, towers, and buildings have been restored. It is well worth the climb from the Market to the entrances to the Castle to see the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of an uphill trek from the city center by foot. Highly recommend taking public transport if you're infirm. This impressive castle was once the seat of the Holy Roman Empire. You can tour some of the halls and follow the castle's story, as well as see some costumes, weapons and armor from the middle ages through to the... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Nuremberg in the early 70's for a year. At that time the castle had been rebuilt (after WW2 bombing) and guides were there, but it was empty of furnishings and there was no museum. I was happily delighted to discover this lovely and informative museum. Nuremberg was an important seat of government in the Holy Roman Empire.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Placed on the top of a hill the castle offers you very nice views of the town,especially if you climb in the tower(for this,you have to buy a ticket that also grants you access to the deep well and the museum).Not as big as other castles that I've seen but it's a nice,pretty well preserved castle.Crowded,there are hundreds of tourists... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Kaiserburg during our stop over in Nuremberg for the Christmas Market. Great view of the city!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is quite a bit of renovation. One it is complete I am sure it will be great. You must pay entrance fee for both museum and tower which we did not know before we got to the towner and did not wish to go back to the line for tickets. However, even at the base of the tower the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle itself is lovely though it is under renovation, so the view is a bit ruined by this. Otherwise you can have a nice sight to Nuremburg.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is amasing, the history of this city apears on every step you take. If only the guided tour can be done also in english, more people will enjoy it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there, but I could not enjoy so much. One of the reason was that I could not understand Germany. However, if I could understand the language, I would not be interested in this castle.

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