Albrecht Dürer's House

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), Germany's most famous artist, lived and worked in this massive half-timbered house for nearly 20 years, from 1509 onwards. This is not only one of the few surviving burgher houses from Nuremberg’s golden age, but even more significantly, it is the only surviving 15th century artist's house in Northern Europe. Today its rooms convey an authentic atmosphere of its era, and also reflect the house's history since 1828 as Germany's first artist's memorial site. A special feature is the tours led by an actress playing Dürer's wife Agnes. Changing exhibitions present items from the abundant holdings of the city's art collections, as well as valuable copies of Dürer's paintings. Historical printing techniques are demonstrated in the workshop.