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Welcome to Hotel Westend Nuremberg

Nuremberg metropolitan area

The metropolitan area of Nuremberg is made up of 23 districts and 11 urban districts between Kitzingen, Weiden in the Upper Palatinate, Hof, and Coburg, encapsulating a population of roughly 3.5 million. The city of Nuremberg, a key industrial location and cultural centre at the heart of the region, draws in thousands of tourists and business travellers every year.

There are countless historic sites, cultural highlights, and scenic attractions worth visiting all year round. The historic city centres of Nuremberg, Fürth, Erlangen, and Bamberg are famous well beyond the borders of the metropolitan region.

Culture and events

Culture and events


Nuremberg’s event calendar is packed with a wide variety of cultural highlights all year round. Jesters take to the streets in February as part of the world’s oldest carnival parade. The Häferlesmarkt (Easter market), which began in 1424, is open in March and April. The spring festival in Dutzendteich draws in the crowds from April to May with its fairground rides, culinary offerings, and colourful programme. May sees the annual Blaue Nacht (blue night), the long night of art and culture. Rock, heavy metal, and indie music fans pour in to the city in June for the three-day music festival, Rock im Park, held at Zeppelinfeld.

June is also a good month for beer lovers, who come for the beer festival in Burggraben, which features offerings from many Franconian breweries The Classic Open Air is held from July to August in the scenic setting of Luitpoldhain. Another highlight in August is the SommerNachtFilmFestival with Open Air Cinema. The Altstadtfest in September is one of many folk festivals in Nuremberg. The world famous Nuremberg Christmas Market opens its doors in December for the Christmas season.

You can see an overview of all events in Nuremberg on the city’s website.


During the summer months, visitors can explore the city streets as part of the “Stadtspaziergängen” (city walk) tours. The expert guide covers a variety of themes during the tour. For example, you will find out everything you need to know about Jewish life in Fürth, or you could even explore the city on a Segway. To find out about more exciting events, visit the city of Fürth’s website.


The Bergkirchweih and the Stadtteilkirchweihen are an annual tradition during the months of June and September. The city is famous among music fans for its annual “…am See” (…on the water) event programme in July. The historic and old town Christmas markets, as well as the “Erlanger Waldweihnacht”, draw in visitors in the winter. You can see an overview of all events in Erlangen on the city’s website.

Fair and Congress

Fair and Congress

The NürnbergMesse exhibition centre is located just a few kilometres from the hotel. With a total exhibition space of 170,000 m², the centre has hosted countless well-known events, such as the “Spielwarenmesse” international toy fair, the “Biofach” organic food fair, the “Freizeit Messe” outdoor pursuits fair, and the “Consumenta” consumer goods fair.

To see an overview of all the events at the exhibition centre, visit the NürnbergMesse website.



Nuremberg and surroundings

Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

The Imperial Castle is the symbol of Nuremberg and an absolute must-see for every visitor. The defensive tower offers a splendid view of the historic centre of Nuremberg. The double imperial chapel (c. 1200) is one of the oldest parts of the once highly significant castle complex, dating back to the Holy Roman Empire. The castle’s impressive casemate and the Deep Well are also well worth a visit, particularly as part of a guided tour. The exhibition offers clear explanations of the elements and function of the castle in their historical context and presents information about the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and the role of Nuremberg in the late Middle Ages.

St. Lorenz Church

The striking Gothic church was built in the mid-13th century and also gives its name to the southern part of the historic district. The church holds many important works of art, such as the Angelic Salutation by Veit Stoss and the monumental Tabernacle by Adam Kraft. While you’re there, you might also want to take a look at Nassauer Haus, the large medieval tower situated opposite the church.

Nazi party rally grounds and Documentation Centre

The Nazi party rally grounds around Dutzendteich are a must-see for every visitor. The grounds offer you an impressive and authentic insight into the era of Nazi dictatorship, the history of the Nuremberg rallies, and the Nuremberg trials. The Documentation Centre is housed in the Congress Hall, built to serve as a congress centre for the NSDAP but never finished. The grounds cover an area of around 11 sqaure kilometres.

Nuremberg Zoo

With its collection of rare animal species and wide variety of exotic habitats, Nuremberg Zoo, which is located in the eastern area of the city, offers something for animal lovers of all ages.

Playmobil FunPark

Located just 7 km from our hotel, Playmobil FunPark is the perfect place for a fun family day out. With exciting attractions, such as the Farm, Tree House, Dinosaurs, and Climbing Net, the park will appeal to children of all ages.


The nearby picturesque city of Fürth is also worth a visit. Take a stroll through the historic centre around Gustavstraße, the Green Market, and the classic Italian-style town hall. The Jewish Museum of Franconia and the Stadtmuseum offer fascinating insight into the city’s history. If you’d prefer a more relaxing day trip, you might enjoy taking a stroll through the Stadtpark or a visit to the Fürthermare health and fitness centre with thermal baths and saunas.


If you’re interested in botany and culture, the city of Erlangen, around 20 km away, has much to offer. The botanical garden is particularly popular. Erlangen has more to offer besides the garden, including the decorative Baroque architecture of the Markgrafes Schloss with its orangery, gardens, and church.

Franconian Switzerland

Alongside the historic towns in the Franconian region, the area known as Franconian Switzerland is also worth a visit. Covering the area north-east of Nuremberg and Erlangen to the gates of Bayreuth, it was given this name on account of its characteristic mountainous landscape. Akin to a watered-down version of Switzerland, it is highly popular among hikers, climbers, cyclists, and mountain bike riders. Water sports are just as popular here, such as kayaking and canoeing through Wiesenttal. With its picturesque towns, impressive underground caverns, 170 medieval castles and ruins, steam train, and summer toboggan run, the idyllic area of Franconian Switzerland has much to offer. Visitors can also delve into the history of jeans at the Levi Strauss Museum in Buttenheim or admire Paul McCartney’s bass guitar and the smallest playable violin at the Geigenbaumuseum (Museum of Violin Making) in Bubenreuth.

If you’re interested in exploring Franconian Switzerland, the Franconian Switzerland tourism website offers a great overview of activities and recommended tours.

Location / How to find us

Our hotel is located in an easily accessible area between Nuremberg and Fürth at the north-western edge of Nuremberg. The centres of both of these cities are easy to reach by car or public transport. Fürth, which is just 3 km away, is also easy to reach on foot. The city of Erlangen is around 20 km away.

Our hotel is closely linked to the A73 motorway (1.5 km), the Südwesttangente road (2 km), and the airport (8.1 km). You can get to the NürnbergMesse exhibition centre from us in around 20 minutes by car or 30 minutes by public transport.

There is a bus station nearby on Karl-Martell-Straße (250 m) as well as the Muggenhof underground station (1.1 km).

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