Hello from Nuremberg!
With public transport, the historical Old Town of Nuremberg is only 10 minutes away from the Rock im Park festival site. And if you’ve never been to the Old Town, it’s about time! Nuremberg has a lot to offer: Sights and museums, traditional crafts and rustic-Franconian pubs on one hand – modern architecture, popular events, hip shops and a motley mix of pubs, bars and clubs on the other … Here, we’ve put together a little overview of the „To Dos” and „Must Sees”. Enjoy!
First a little culture…
Nuremberg’s landmark is the Imperial Castle, which is definitely a must see. You can’t say you’ve been in Nuremberg if you haven’t taken a look at the view over the city from the castle. So get going and head up the hill! By the way … there are also a lot of bars located near the foot of the castle.
If you want to know more about Nuremberg, you’ll find plenty of information at: tourismus.nuernberg.de/en
And then something to eat…
If you want something decent to eat, you don’t have to go very far. The Old Town has a lot of restaurants and beer gardens. From typical Franconian places like the Bratwursthäusle or Bratwurst Röslein, to hip burger joints like Auguste, Mam Mam Burger or Burgerista. You find everything you want and a whole lot more!
Want to chill? Then head up to Tiergärtnertorplatz – it’s right below the castle. Here, you’ll find places like the Café Wanderer and Bieramt, where you can try some great Franconian beers and relax and enjoy the sun and good company on the warm cobblestones of the Tiergärtnertor Square.
If you’d rather put your feet in the grass, head to the „Schnepperschütz at the Hallerwiese. They’ve got great Franconian beers too and you can drink them sitting on a meadow next to the Pegnitz River!
If you want a little culture with your fun, then take a tour of the cellars underneath the castle. With a guide, you’ll go deep under the hill through a labyrinth where they used to (and still do) store beer. But that’s not all! Afterwards, you go on to a tour of the Altstadthof brewery complete with a tasting of the original Nuremberg „Rotbier”. It’s something you’ve got to try! Cheers!
Party on Wayne. Party on Garth!
If you haven’t partied enough after the concerts on the festival grounds, there are plenty of places to go. In bars and clubs like the Green Goose, the Rockcafé Brown Sugar or Club zweiundvierzig you can party on the weekend until the crack of dawn! And don’t forget „Der Cult” and „Der Hirsch”.
Need to cool off?
If you need to cool off after high temperatures and hot music, you can head over to the pools near the festival grounds. At the stadium pool in the Hans-Kalb-Straße or the Club pool in the Valznerweiherstraße, you can cool off, swim some laps or just relax.
And if you just want to enjoy the view or take a spin with a pedal boot, you can do that right next to the festival grounds on the Dutzendteich Lake…
Sleep: Yes. Tent: No…
If you really don’t want to spend your nights camping in a tent and prefer a little extra comfort, Nuremberg offers places to stay to meet any budget. From simple multi-bed rooms in a hostel to a stay at the Youth Hostel at the Imperial Castle to hotels in all categories – the team at the Nuremberg Convention and Tourist Office will help you find what you’re looking for. Call us at +49 911 2336 150 or write an e-mail to our accommodation service at [email protected]. And if you want to book yourself, you’re sure to find the right place at hotel.nuernberg.de!
Our tip: Download the ArrivalGuide Nuremberg – you’ll have Nuremberg in your pocket!
Need more ideas or help?
If you have questions, or need tips or help, then stop by Tourist Information. We’ll be happy to assist.
Tourist Information in der NürnbergINFO
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 7 pm
Sun, public holidays: 10 am - 4 pm
Tourist Information am Hauptmarkt
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 6 pm
Sun, public holidays: 10 am - 4 pm
On the website of VGN, you’ll find all the connections to get from A to B.
Want a quick cab ride from the city to the festival grounds or the other way around?
No problem with the Taxi-Zentrale Nuremberg! Just call +49 911 / 19 410.