Nuremberg is a city of a half million with a unique atmosphere. Within the city, most of the highlights are within easy walking distance. In the Old Town, the sights are only steps away. For some attractions, you may wish to use public transportation. Nuremberg has an extensive network of commuter rail and subway trains, buses and trams. The area surrounding Nuremberg is also easily accessible with public transportation.
A relaxing trip to Nuremberg with a bus is possible from many German cities and is inexpensive, safe and comfortable. National and international bus lines arrive at the central bus station (ZOB), which is located in the Adcom Center, at the corner of the Bahnhofstraße and Käte-Strobel-Straße, just steps away from the main railway station. From here, the Christmas Market is only a 15-minute walk. Many travel agencies offer bus trips to the Christkindlesmarkt. The Nuremberg Congress and Tourist Office has provided special services for bus companies for years.
From whatever direction you’re traveling, Nuremberg is easy to reach! You can drive to the city easily using highways A3, A6, A9 and A 73. The Christmas Market takes place in the center of town, on the main market square of Nuremberg. Good signage and a traffic management system make it easy to find your way in the city. The municipal parking garage information system is available online to guide you to an open parking space. Or you can leave your car at one of many Park+Ride garages and travel quickly and comfortably with public transportation to the heart of the Old Town.
Traveling by train to Nuremberg is easy! Whether with the ICE, IC or a regional train – Nuremberg is a rail hub in the national rail network. German Rail’s travel information shows you all possible arrival and departure times. The modern main railway station is located just outside the Old Town and is only 15 minutes walk from the Christmas Market.
Many international guests arrive at the Christkindlesmarkt via the Nuremberg airport. Using the subway system, the airport is only 12 minutes away from the city center. Airport Nuremberg offers up to 60 nonstop-connections to European destinations. The subway station of the U2 line and taxi stands are located directly in front of the terminals.
More and more guests travel to Nuremberg by boat on the Main-Danube Canal. Every year, more than 500 cruise ships come to the port of Nuremberg. Shipping companies offer Christmas tours, wine tours and romantic art and culture tours.