Time travel through the history of Nuremberg

Back to history

Follow the history of Nuremberg from its first mention in a document in 1050 down to the twenty-first century, passing through some important moments in the city's history!

Your time travel starts on the fourth floor at the large wooden city model of the Old Town. Take the elevator up to the fourth floor and experience the "Sounding City Model," a 12-minute production.

The Sounding City Model

Then make your way through the house's 26 rooms, tracing the ups and downs and always exciting history of a major city! The end of your tour takes you back to the present day.

Twelfth to sixteenth century

Four pillars of city history

Four rooms on the third floor of the main building are dedicated to central themes of city history: trade, crafts, city council, and emperor. The room "Nuremberg City Council" presents an impressive view of the City Hall, the room "Nuremberg as Imperial City" looks out on the castle, and the rooms for trade and crafts are immediately adjacent.


Seventeenth century

Eighteenth century

Nineteenth century

Twentieth century