Nuremberg Castle is a medieval building which the castle is estimated to be more than 1,000 years old. This is usually known as the most formidable medieval fortification of Europe's. In the era, all German kings and emperors stayed in there, although most of them on several occasions. The castle was the favorite stopping place on their journey, and as the place of court assemblies and Imperial Diets were held. There are three parts in the castle such as the Imperial castle (Kaiserburg), the former Burgraves' castle (Burgrafenburg) and the building erected by the Imperial City at the eastern site (Reichsstädtische Bauten). Unfortunately, during the World War II and the air raids in 1945 ruins a large part of the castle and need around thirty years to complete the rebuilding and restoration. Here also you will see the painting of 16th and 17th century, tapestries and furniture, the Romanesque double chapel with its late-Gothic crucifix by Veit Stoss, the Tiefer Brunnen well with its 47-meters shaft, Sinwellturm tower and an extensive collection of weapons and tools. All of the things about the castle is sounds interesting, let's make this castle as your tour destination and enjoy the beautiful old areas.
Nuremberg Castle Tours
See the old view of Nuremberg at Sinwell Tower. This tower was built in the 2nd half of the 13th century. At the era this tower was built for status and protection purpose, because of its high position, it is possible to monitor if an attacker is approaching. In fact, that this tower was one of the few castle buildings to survive the bombing of Nuremberg. The things to do if you visit this tower is you can see the exhibition of photos that showing the castle and city after destruction in the Second World War. Imagine how interesting this tower as your tour destination.
Kaiserburg Castle is one of famous landmark of Nuremberg. There you can enjoy the view of the old city. In the medieval times it is representations the power and importance of the Holy Roman Empire, whose rulers were constantly travelling around, meeting up with their vassals, and holding court or attending imperial diets. Here you can see the Kaiserburg Museum which features the weapons and historic suit of armor, original finds, architectural fragments and models that represented the eventful history of the extensive castle complex, it's sounds very interesting for your tour. Not only the museum, you also will see the imperial apartments. Explore the unique stuffs from the medieval times.
The Deep Well
The Deep Well is one of important part of this castle, because of this is as the source of water in times of siege. Although the first documented mention of the well dates from the 14th century, it probably older same as the Imperial Castle itself. If you join the tour, you will see two candles inside and the demonstration which the candles are lowered into the well and then pulled up again and its still burning, it's shows that there is oxygen in there although it's very deep. They also will demonstrate to know that the well is very deep by drops an object.
How to Get Tickets?
Before you come to the castle, it's better for you to make reservation first especially, to know the tour rules. You can visit their website or by calling to know the information.
How To Get Around?
To enjoy the view and get around there you can do it by walking, because this place is walkable for visitors. For those who has disabilities, you can visit their own website to ask the wheel chair and more information.
What Should I Wear?
If you plan your tour to go to this castle, make sure that you wear your comfortable outfits. Such as you can wear tee cotton, short, jeans, skirt, shirt, sneakers, sandals or flip-slop, and flat-shoes. In addition, if you visit in winter season, don't forget to wear your sweater, jacket, and scarft.
Best Time to Visit
Don't worry about the tour days, because you can visit the castle all year round and it's only closed on 1 January, Shrove Tuesday and 24, 25 and 31 December. But here I suggest you to visit in summer season.
Will I Need a Guide?
To visit this place is better to find a guide, because the things to do if you want to see the Deep Well they only allow you to visit with a guide.
How To Get There?
There are some options to reach the castle, you can choose some transportations to make your tour easier from the neighborhood cities. If you are from Berlin you can use train, bus, find rideshare, and by plane, it takes around 2 until 4 hours and takes around 2 until 10 hours, it depends on the vehicle.