Discover the ToyCity Nuremberg
Nuremberg and toys are two terms that are inseparably connected with each other. The ToyCity has established a tradition in the centre of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, which thanks to the well-known production facilities in the region and the toy fair still plays a key role in the toy industry today. Get informed about special events in Nuremberg and other highlights during the toy fair.
The trade fair venue Nuremberg
Nuremberg enjoys a high national and international reputation as a trade fair and congress location. As an exhibition and congress venue, Nuremberg is one of the top locations in Europe. In addition to the city' s top transport connections, excellent infrastructure and wide range of event venues and hotels, Nuremberg also scores points for its high level of innovation and quality of service.
The exhibition grounds offer 16 exhibition halls with a total of over 180,000 m² of exhibition space. Since 2014, Hall 3A, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, has delighted many trade fair participants. In 2018, another architectural highlight was added in the form of Hall 3C, also designed by Hadid, which is also a role model in terms of energy efficiency. So it's no wonder that some leading trade fairs, such as the Spielwarenmesse or BioFach, GalaBau, Embedded World and SPS are at home in Nuremberg.
Highlights of the ToyCity
Nuremberg Toy Route
Nuremberg's old town offers a variety of interesting places with regard to toys. Dollhouses and tin toys as well as wooden toys and teddy bears enchant you on the toy way through the historical Nuremberg. We put together a route for you to explore toy museums, toy retailers and doll doctors and to find many toy treasures.
German Road of Toys
Many well-known companies like Zapf Creation and playmobil preserve the heritage of the rich tradition of toy manufacture along the German Toy Road. Many of them have their own factory sales outlet for their customers. There are also many small and large toy shops available for a long shopping spree.
German games archive in Nuremberg
Nuremberg has accommodated Europe’s biggest treasure chest of games, the German games archive, since it moved in May 2010. The collection contains over 30,000 games, a library with some 7,000 volumes and the legacy of famous game designers like Alex Randolph and Peter Pallat.
Read more on the games archive's website.
Historical City Tours
What better way to discover every aspect of this beautiful city than on one of the many guided tours through Nuremberg? We have selected three different tours for you, so there is definitely at least one that matches your interests! All three tours are from the same provider golden guide. Their specialty? Follow the historically dressed city guides and discover places you won't see on any other tour!
Are you interested in stories about architecture and food? Then this is your unique opportunity to see the famous Patrizierhaus! This is the only city tour in Nuremberg that offers this visit!
Have you ever tried a traditional Nürnberger Lebkuchen (gingerbread)? This is your chance to learn everything about this world famous Christmas treat. With tasting, of course! This tour also takes place in the world famous Patrizierhaus! Click here for more information.
- Nuremberg select
Do you want to decide for yourself what you want to see and learn about? Maybe you've already seen some parts of the city and want to see something new? Then the Nuremberg select tour is just right for you! On this tour you can choose for yourself what you would like to see. Sounds good? Click here for more information.
Nuremberg toy museum
The city of Nuremberg has a worldwide reputation for toys. The toy museum located in the heart of the old town quarter of Nuremberg is part of this rich cultural heritage. The varied programme of events and exhibitions ensures that everyone acquires a taste for toys here.
You can obtain an initial impression on the toy museum's website.
Toy collection at Germanisches Nationalmuseum
The toy collection in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum includes about 20,000 objects. The centerpiece of the collection comprises the four large Nuremberg dolls’ houses from the 17th century and the unique collection of historical paper theatres. The museum also possesses boy’s and girl’s toys, optical toys and toys from the age of reform in the early 20th century.
Get to know the Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Every region is proud of its culinary specialities. Most trade fair visitors probably associate Nuremberg gingerbread and the "3 im Weggla" with Nuremberg. But the Nuremberg red beer and the diverse gastronomic landscape also attract participants to the city after a day at the fair.
Whether you prefer international dishes or like trying out local specialities, you will find a wide choice of restaurants in the city centre. Relax after a long day at the fair with a tasty dinner, a glass of wine or a cool beer, and enjoy the hospitality of Nuremberg’s restaurants.
Our restaurant tips
- Albrecht Dürer Stube
- Bratwurst Röslein
- Conditorei Café Beer
- Da Claudio
- Einzimmer Küche Bar
- Five Diner
- Goldenes Posthorn
- Hotel & Restaurant Zirbelstube
- Hütt‘n – Fränkisch, ehrlich, gut!
- Koch und Kellner
- Meiers ZweiSinn
- O'Sheas Irish Pub
- Restauration Fischer
- Sanders Steakhaus
- Zum Gulden Stern
- Zum Spießgesellen
Leisure time tips
A long past and a future-oriented mind-set create a unique city climate which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to Nuremberg every year. With its picturesque half-timbered houses and carefully designed churches, the Old Town offers much to see not only for those with an interest in history.
The impressive medieval Kaiserburg with its wonderful panorama towers proudly above this amazing vista. Nuremberg’s cultural offerings are extended by numerous museums and exhibitions, such as the Germanic National Museum, or the Documentation Center on the former Reichsparteitagsgelände.
Those who are more inclined to seek relaxing pastimes will be able to indulge in what nature has to offer at Germany’s second-largest zoo, or the nearby Dutzendteich pond. Shopping enthusiasts will be in paradise on the mile-long streets around Breite Gasse.
All information and tips for for spending your free time in Nuremberg are provided on the website of the Nuremberg Convention and Tourist Office..