Nuremberg, located about 170 kilometres north of Munich has historical importance for a variety of reasons. It was an unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, the centre of the 15th and 16th century German Renaissance, as well as a centre of Nazi Germany and the subsequent Nuremberg Trials.
Handling more than 4 million passengers and a hub for Air Berlin, Nuremberg Airport (airport code NUE) is located just five kilometres outside the city centre. It's most frequent carriers include Air Berlin, Lufthansa, US Airways, and Deutsche Bahn.
Families can enjoy many popular attractions in Nuremberg such as the Nuremburg Zoo, Sea Life centre, and the many dungeons located within the city.
Damaged during the Second World War but then reconstructed, Nuremberg Castle is one of the city's main landmarks. Today, visitors can even stay in the emperor’s old mews which have been converted to a hostel.
There is no shortage of restaurants, bars or clubs in Nuremberg. While visiting, be sure to try out a bratwurst, wienerschnitzel, sauerbraten or a Bavarian beer. Nearly half of Germany's breweries are located in the Bavaria region where Nuremberg is located.