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A Guide to Autumn in Nuremberg

With its colourful leaves and cooler temperatures, autumn in Nuremberg is nothing short of magic. This Bavarian destination is beautiful all year round, but this season is when it really comes alive with events and activities—especially for families. Looking for your next holiday in Europe to enjoy quality time together? Here’s what to see and do in Nuremberg from September-November. 


Imperial Castle of Nuremberg 

The Imperial Castle is an impressive landmark with a breathtaking city view. Step into a piece of history, explore the museum, and let your imagination run wild with visions of the knights and kings that once roamed its halls.   

Hours, tickets and directions: Bavarian Palace Administration | Imperial Castle of Nuremberg | Tourist information | Opening hours and guided tours ( 

Nuremberg Zoo 

Widely considered one of the best zoos in Europe, the Tiergarten is a must-see on any visit to the city. Enjoy the natural splendour and marvel at animals from all over the world. Guided tours are available, as well as kid-friendly info on biodiversity, conservation and animal science.  

Visit: Home 

Pegnitz Boat Ride 

Adventurers have the option to rent a canoe or kayak and explore the Pegnitz river for a new perspective on the city landscape. Alternatively, take a leisurely guided boat tour and relax on the water in style.   

Pop Festival 

The Nürnberg Pop Festival takes place from October 5th to 7th and is southern Germany’s largest club and showcase festival. Concerts are held in various cultural venues as part of the festival, where exciting newcomers and up-and-coming bands perform.  

Lineup: Nuremberg Pop Festival ( 


Sometimes autumn brings unexpected weather. For a rainy day, visit the Felsengänge. Get to know the largest rock cellar labyrinth in southern Germany and find out what it was used for in the past.  

Tickets: Home | Historische Felsengänge ( 

Park Plaza 

No matter what you choose, Nuremberg offers plenty of family-friendly activities in autumn that will delight both young and old—and Park Plaza Nuremberg is located steps away from the best of what the city has to offer. Plus, our Family Experience package means you can easily and comfortably accommodate all travellers for an effortless, memorable holiday. Book now! 

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