Nuremberg – the place to be with kids and teenagers

Anything but ordinary! From the youth library, to skate parks and tent roof tours to the Museum of the Future (Zukunftsmuseum). 14 great tips for one of Bavaria’s largest cities!

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Nuremberg – 14 Things to Do and See for Kids and Teenagers

Nuremberg Tips for Children


No Matter the Weather: Tucherland Play Park

Tucherland is the perfect destination for a day out, even if the weather decides not to play ball. The indoor area features climbing frames, bouncy castles, trampolines, a softball arena, a knight’s castle and slides.

If the weather is good, children can let off steam outside in the low ropes course, playing football, in the paddling pool, on a mini-golf course or playing table tennis. They can also practise the rules of the road on a traffic training course. And, in the toddler area, your little ones can enjoy a mini railway and other age-appropriate games.
tucherland.de (Only in German)

Wörder See bei Nürnberg

Get Hands On: Adventure Trail for the Senses

On the “Wöhrder Wiese” meadow, close to the main railway station, an adventure trail is open for explorers and discoverers from May to mid-September. True to the motto “Man and Nature”, visitors get to discover their own senses and the laws of nature.

More than a hundred adventure stations encourage visitors to marvel and try out new things: be it baking your own bread, putting your sense of balance to the test or doing handicrafts – such as basket weaving or bricklaying. In the Environmental Laboratory, children get to learn about the dangers of plastic and how to protect the environment, all in a playful way. All stations are supervised, and activity days and guided tours are also on offer.

Tiergarten Nürnberg

Adventure Camp: Nuremberg Zoo

Dense forests and pond landscapes make Nuremberg Zoo one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe. Exotic wild animals live nestled in between native mammals and bird species. Numerous attractions await families and children: a water playground offers refreshment on hot days, a playground with a giant slide, trampoline and more invites visitors to let off steam, and there is also a mini railway to ride on.

The zoo also boasts an adventure camp for children with an overnight stay at the zoo. For children aged 8 and over, the programme includes special guided tours and more.

Nürnberg Spielzeugmuseum

A Child’s Dream: Nuremberg Toy Museum

Nuremberg has been considered the toy city to surpass all others since the Middle Ages. There were toy companies in almost every part of the city – once upon a time, there were hundreds of them! Tin figures, wooden toys, shops, doll’s kitchens and, above all, tin toys were produced here.

Today, Nuremberg is the venue for the International Toy Fair. The Toy Museum displays treasures both old and new such as Lego, Barbie dolls, Playmobil figures and Matchbox cars. Children will find their own little paradise to play in the “Kids on Top” room. In summer, the large outdoor museum playground attracts visitors.

Zwei Mädchen vor einer alten Dampflok im DB Museum

All aboard! Deutsche Bahn Museum

A family tour takes you through the railway museum in Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. The journey begins with the oldest vehicle in the museum, a coal wagon from England, and shows other historic vehicles such as a replica of the famous “Adler” locomotive or a ceremonial carriage from King Ludwig II.

The thirty trains on the model railway layout can be admired from a grandstand. Play and listening stations invite children aged three to seven to join in. Uniforms to dress up in, a train simulator and much more await young railway fans in the museum’s “Kinder-Bahnland”, a play and adventure area with so much fun to be had.

Familie bei einer Schnitzeljagd

“Find the Fox”: Foxtrail

A mixture of sightseeing, scavenger hunt and escape game – the hunt for the cunning fox leads right through Nuremberg’s Old Town. In order to track him down, you need team spirit, skill and a sharp mind, as well as a smartphone, a pen for taking notes and the game documents that are handed out at the start.

A team consists of two to six people; you can start every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. A Foxtrail stretches around five kilometres long and the game lasts up to 3.5 hours.
foxtrail.info (Only in German)

Schneewittchen-Schauspiel im Theater Mummpitz in Nürnberg

From Punch and Judy to Shakespeare: “Mummpitz” Children’s Theatre

“Mummpitz” is one of the oldest independent children’s theatres in Germany, and has received numerous awards for its work. It cooperates with the state theatres in Nuremberg and Fürth. The play is performed in a hall that seats just 150 spectators. The right place for magical moments!

The programme ranges from a cheerful family concert with jazz music for children, to hands-on games such as “Punch and Judy and the Crazy Show”, a new take on the “Threepenny Opera” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” based on Shakespeare. Adults won’t be left feeling like they’re missing out either!
theater-mummpitz.de (Only in German)

Nuremberg for Children from Age 10 and Teenagers 

Felsenkeller Nürnberg

Underground: adventures in Nuremberg’s rock cellars await

Over the centuries, the citizens of Nuremberg dug tunnels and vaults in the sandstone beneath their city. The extensive labyrinth of cellars was first mentioned in a document in 1380. The cellars were mainly used for maturing and storing beer. On an exciting guided tour through this underground world, young visitors get to learn secrets and stories that revolve around underground Nuremberg! Be sure to bring a torch and warm clothes! The “Felsengänge” or “rock-cut cellars” are located in the centre of the city.

Nuremberg Tiergärtnertorplatz

Hello, Agnes and Albrecht: Dürer-Haus

“Welcome to Dürer-Haus” is how Agnes Dürer, the painter’s wife and landlady of the “Albrecht-Dürer-Haus”, welcomes young visitors. The children listen to the stories of the costumed-clad tour guide spanning six museum rooms. For example, she explains how difficult it is to make a fire in the kitchen and how to prepare a delicious “Blamensir” – made from almond milk, lard and rice flour. Or how the family plays cards in the evening, but Albrecht only thinks about painting and drawing, as well as many other anecdotes from the life of the famous artist.

Scavenger Hunt: an Adventure Through the Old Town

Children get to know Nuremberg’s Old Town on a scavenger hunt organised by the Nuremberg Guides’ Association. Speed, creativity and co-operation are required. And, of course, the game is also tonnes of fun! Each team (maximum 25 people) is accompanied by a tour guide on its exploration tour and learns a lot about Nuremberg and its sights. Public guided tours on selected dates.

Bouldering Fun: “Café Kraft”

The most Franconian bouldering hall in the world! In “Café Kraft”, the walls have names like rocks in the Franconian Jura, the difficulty levels are described in “Frängisch” – or “Franconian” – and you can relax on old sofas under the bobble lamps.

Children and young people learn how to boulder in various age-appropriate courses, and can then practise on the walls. The rules of the hall and safety when bouldering and training are also covered. During the holidays, there is all-day supervision with sports and games included.
cafekraft.de (Only in German)

Exciting Puzzle Tour: Parapoly Through Nuremberg

A board game becomes real, and the whole city is transformed into a game board. Move by move, you advance one playing field and, if all tasks are successfully completed, you reach your goal – and get to know the city along the way.

The interactive puzzle tour requires a small team of up to six people, an electronic ticket, a smartphone or tablet, a pen and the Parapoly game board. Players have 48 hours where they walk up to three kilometres and can stop for a break at any time.

Just like an F1 Pro: Formula Kart Track Nuremberg

Racing action all year round! Beginners and pros can whizz around the 400 metre long track in all weather conditions. The karts have 6.5 bhp behind them. In a basic course (from 6 years and 1.30 metres tall), children discover the fun of karting at a slow pace and under constant supervision. They get to perfect their handling skills in a training programme specially tailored to them (from 10 years and 1.40 metres tall).
www.formula.de (Only in German)

Essen der Zukunft, angelehnt an Sci-fi-Filme

“Museum of the Future” in Nuremberg

The “Deutsches Museum” Nuremberg – also known as the “Museum of the Future” – is a branch of the main museum in Munich. It presents a wide range of exhibitions and interactive hands-on activities spanning five different aspects of our social and individual lives.

The “Space & Time” section, for example, deals with the dream of mankind and the stuff that science fiction is made of – travelling into space. Resource scarcity and possible solutions to the world’s problems are addressed in “System Earth”. The “Body and Mind” section explores the question of eternal life. Children and the whole family can discover the museum with interactive tours for the mind, as well as workshops and specials.

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A Family Day in Nuremberg

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