Located just 5km from Nuremberg's city centre, Nuremberg Airport (NUE) is a large international airport that serves more than 3 million passengers per year. It offers flights through a wide variety of airlines to destinations throughout Europe, especially around the Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands.
The best time to visit Nuremberg is between May and September, when the weather is warm enough for comfortable sightseeing and most of the city's main events take place. If you're traveling on a budget, consider flying to Nuremberg in the late spring (May to June) or early autumn (September to October), when there are fewer tourists. Flight and hotel prices are much cheaper at this time, and you won't have to fight crowds of tourists to see the major attractions!
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Getting to Nuremberg Airport
Unfortunately, there are no direct flights from Canada to Nuremberg. To get there, you'll have to fly to Frankfurt (FRA), Paris (CDG), Amsterdam (AMS), or Barcelona (BCN) first. Most flights to Europe from Canada will depart from either Toronto (YYZ) or Montreal (YUL).
Canadians can visit Germany for up to 90 days without requiring a visa, thanks to the Schengen agreement. You can also travel freely between all Schengen countries during your stay! Just be sure to confirm that your passport is valid for at least 3 months longer than you plan on staying to avoid any issues at the airport.
Nuremberg Airport Facilities
Nuremberg Airport is a modern airport with one main terminal. Free, unlimited wi-fi is available to all passengers, and there are many charging stations so you can be sure your devices won't run out of power. There are many shopping and dining options in the airport, as well as two premium lounge options. Economy passengers can enter the Durer Lounge in Terminal 1 for $25 CAD, or the Lufthansa Business Lounge in Terminal 2 for $75 (full day pass). Be sure to stop by the open-air observation deck to watch the planes take off and take in a beautiful view!
What to Do in Nuremberg
Nuremberg is a gorgeous medieval city in northern Bavaria, with a stunning old town and rich history. Once the undeclared capital of the Roman Empire, it is the quintessential German city, with its massive castle overlooking medieval fortress walls, red-roofed houses, and gothic churches. As one of the largest and most popular cities in Bavaria, Nuremberg is alive with tourists year-round.
If you're visiting Nuremberg for the first time, you should definitely purchase a Nürnberg Card! For only 25 euros (around $40 CAD), it grants tourists free admission to 49 different museums and attractions and free public transportation for a 2-day period, as well as a 10-15% discounts in many shops, restaurants, and theatres throughout the city.
Be sure to stop by Nuremberg Castle in the city's Old Town to tour the castle and medieval dungeons, then walk to Hauptmarkt for shopping, dining, and people-watching. Depending on the time of year, you may also be able to catch one of Nuremberg's famous festivals, like Oktoberfest, the Rock am Park music festival in the summer, or the many Christmas markets which open during the holiday season.
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