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Nuremberg Day Trip - City Of Empires

Description

 

Nuremberg is one of Germany's most famous cities and its name is associated throughout the world with the drama of 20th century history. This was where the Third Reich strutted in all of its pomp against an epic backdrop of grandiose marching grounds, and this was where an international war crimes tribunal later held that same Nazi leadership to account amidst the rubble of the defeated city.

There is much more to see, however. Nuremberg is an old and beautiful city with a rich and vibrant history. We also want to show you the other Nuremberg that locals are rightly proud of.  The massive medieval fortifications of the striking old town, magnificent gothic churches, colourful market places (including the renowned Christmas Market), and hilltop castle of the old imperial city are as awe-inspiring today as ever.

The guide will accompany you on the pleasant/relaxing 1.5 hour train journey from Munich and back again, and give you a comprehensive tour through this fascinating and very unique city.

Itinerary

Today, we think of Nuremberg's special role in the Third Reich, but what is less widely known is its status as the "unofficial capital" of the First Reich - the first Germanic Empire that dominated central Europe for a thousand years. Nuremberg hosted the Imperial Diet (or parliament) of the Holy Roman Empire and was nominated an Imperial Free City by the Emperor Frederick II. It was a centre of cultural and intellectual vitality at the centre of major imperial trade routes. It played a key role in the Reformation, and in the printing and scientific revolutions that shaped the modern world. It was the home of one of Germany's oldest Jewish communities.

It was this august history that Hitler tried to appropriate for his own purposes by transforming 11 square kilometres of the city into the vast Nazi Party Rally Grounds. It was the old seat of the imperial parliament whose legacy he sought to distort by having it host the special sitting of his puppet Reichstag that passed the notorious "Nuremberg race laws" that framed citizenship according to race, denied citizenship to Jewish Germans and were an ominous prelude to the coming Holocaust.

Today the Nuremberg courthouse hosts a major new Documentation Centre that maps all of this painful history in detail and with clarity and represents evidence of  Nuremberg's determination to come to terms with its past. You'll see all of this.

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Pickup

Radius Tours Office, in Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof), just across from platforms 32-34. The times given are departure times. Please be here approx 15-30 min prior to the given departure time.

Things to bring

- Printed Voucher

- Students must indentify themselves with their ID.

Inclusions

- English speaking guide
- Train tickets

Cancellation

Cancellations more then a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

For reservations less than 48 hours in advance please contact us by email or phone.

Duration: approx. 10 hours

Departure Location:

Near Central Train Station

Departure Times:

8:40am, on Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays

Price:

Adults: 45 EUR

Students: 43 EUR

Children (till 13 years): 27 EUR

Please note :

The times given are departure times. Please be here approx 15-30 mins prior to the given departure time

- Students must indentify themselves with their ID.

Transport on the 1,5 hour train journey and back again. All costs included in price.