Nuremberg is located at the intersection of several ICE and IC, as well as individual D-train lines. The station is located at the gateway to the old town and is located only 15 minutes on foot from the Christkindlmarkt.
On the A3, A6, A9 and A73 takes you easily to the city. In the city center there are numerous car parks. Free places are indicated on the parking system. Directly on the main market there is a car park (open 24 hours).
The airport is only twelve minutes by underground train from the city center. The metro station on the U2 line and taxi stands are located directly in front of the terminals.
End of November till Christmas Eve
Every year from late November till Christmas Eve, the Hauptmarkt of Nuremberg, is taken over by Germany´s most famous Christkindlesmarkt.
Yuletide shoppers descend on the "Christmas city" from all over Europe to seek out unique gifts at the scores of colorful timber tinket stalls that fill the square. More than 2 Million people are coming annualy to Nuremberg only to see the Christkindlesmarkt. Within a wonderful opening ceremony the "Christkind" opens the doors of the market:
"You Mr and Mrs's, that where once children, be one again today, rejoice in their art. Christkind invites you to its markets, and all those coming, should feel welcome."
The approximately 180 stalls offer traditional, often handmade christmas ornaments, traditional decoration and various goodies. Don´t miss to get a taste of the aroma of `Lebkuchen`(gingerbread), mulled wine or roast sausages which are regional specialities.
Additional attractions include the children's Christmas, a beautiful child-friendly addition to the Christmas market itself. The Sternenhaus and the christmas market of the partner cities of Nürnberg complete the Christkindlesmarkt as well as the lantern procession of the children of Nuremberg. In the very center of the market you will find a crib building in which the christmas story is represented by moving figues.
Escape Address: Hauptmarkt 18, 90403 Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
The Nuremberg palace of justice at the Bärenschanzstraße 72 is a tip for all interested in history, the Nuremberg Trials took here place after the Second World War. Right next to the palace of justice is the museum „Memorium Nürnberger Prozesse“.
Nuremberg has an exceptionally beautiful old town with many medieval buildings. Various city tours offer guided walking tours.
Nuremberg offers a very relaxed shopping zone within the inner city. The pedestrian zone is known as one of the largest in Europe. A special feature is the craft center opposite the railway station. Traditional artisans offer their wares there. More info www.handwerkerhof.de