Blooming Nuremberg
A city walk to the prettiest gardens and parks in Nuremberg
Following the traces of the green areas of Nuremberg

Our guided city walk takes you to the most beautiful gardens around Nuremberg. The parks and green areas invite you to linger.

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We start our walk in the sculpture garden of the Neues Museum, which is located between the outer and inner city wall. Its entrance can be found between the Frauentor and the Sterntor. Seven donated works of art can be admired here while strolling along the city wall. The little temple of animal carvings out of the tree trunks by Johannes Brus and the stone „Granit Bleu de Vie“ by Ulrich Rückriem are only two of them.

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Next, our walk takes us through Nuremberg's lively shopping alley in the old town district of St. Lorenz. From the flea market, we cross over the Henkersteg bridge, which connects the two halves of the city; the St. Sebald and St. Lorenz. We take a brief look at the story of the city executioner, who was banished to the flea market island because of his reputation as being dishonest.

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From here we already have a wonderful view of the Maxbrücke, the oldest stone bridge in Nuremberg. Between Henkersteg and Maxbrücke bridges, there is one of the most beautiful photo locations of the city.

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We proceed over the Kettensteg, the first freely floating chain bridge in Germany. Even Albrecht Dürer, the city's most famous artist, made a pen and ink drawing of it in 1491.

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Passing the Weißgerbergasse - one of the best-preserved medieval streets in Nuremberg - and the winding alleyways of the old town we reach the Albrecht Dürer Hausand with it, the Tiergärtnertorplatz.

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We pass the Tiergärtnertor and arrive at the enchanting garden of the castle.

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Take your time here and admire the rose garden, which can only be described as the garden´s crown jewel and let yourself be impressed by the majestic city wall.

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Our way leads us further along the north side of the city wall. From the battlement we enjoy a magnificent view of Nuremberg's Old Town and continue our way through the Bürgermeistergarten, the Mayor's Garden, to Neutorzwinger, the Neutorbastion.

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If you still do not have enough of the gardens surrounding the castle, you can view another one at the Neutor and via a steep staircase and from there also the medicinal plant garden at the Hallertor.

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We leave behind the Neutorzwinger and with it, the city centre, and enter the St. Johannis city district.

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After only a few steps further, on the left side of the street, we can walk through an old wooden door into a completely different world. The Baroque Garden is a breath-taking sight – true Greek mythology up close. Let us continue along the Johannisstrasse to two other mesmerizing gardens, the Baroque Hesperidengärten and the Johannisfriedhof cemetery with its epitaph and flower covered graves. It is worth visiting it in every season, especially because it is one of the most important burial sites in Europe and is under strict monument protection.

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On the south side of the Hesperidengärten we enter the city centre yet again, by strolling along the Riesenschritt and the Hallerwiese and its Schnepperschützbrunnen.

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If you are not too tired by now, we should still take a look at Kontumazgarten in theRosenaupark and its Mistrel Fountain.

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Climbing the stairs at the south-eastern end of the park we reach the edge of the city centre again at the Spittlertorgraben

From here you have the choice to go back to the Hotel Victoria or finish the day with a shopping trip through the city center. 

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Jan's SwimmingSpot

Impressions

Baroque garden in NurembergBaroque garden
Weißgerbergasse
St. Johannes Cemetry Cemetry St. Johannes
Cemetry St. Johannes NurembergCemetry St. Johannes
Sculpture garden of the New Museum NurembergSculpture garden
Garden by the castle

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