Museum Tucher Mansion and Hirsvogel Hall
The Tucher Mansion, built between 1533 and 1544, vividly recreates the world of Nuremberg's sixteenth-century merchant families. The exhibits were once the property of this patrician family, and some were among the home's original furnishings. The distinguished collection includes fine crafts work, furniture, tapestries and paintings from the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries. In addition to the famed double chalice and Tucher Ewers by Wenzel Jamnitzer, the collection also includes a memorial painting of Adelheid Tucher and a portrait of "Jerusalem Pilgrim" Hans Tucher VI from the workshop of Dürer's teacher Michael Wolgemut.
The picturesque Renaissance Garden is an inviting picnic site with an impressive view of the Hirsvogel Hall. The hall's splendid ornamental paneling by Peter Flötner and the famous ceiling painting of the "Fall of Phaeton" by Dürer's student Georg Pencz make this one of Germany's finest Renaissance interiors. New busts of the first twelve Roman emperors complete the furnishings.
Every Sunday an actress portraying Katharina Tucher, the former mistress of the house, provides a guided tour of the mansion and an introduction to its intriguing secrets.