Nuremberg has been well known for its toys for more than 600 years. Its tradition goes back to medieval doll makers and ranges forward through outstanding makers of pewter figurines and the numerous tin toy makers of the industrial era, all the way to today’s International Toy Fair, the world's most important trade show of its kind.
This rich cultural heritage also includes the world-renowned Toy Museum, in the heart of the Old Town. Its 1,400 square meters of exhibition space display a wealth of exceptional objects from the "World Made Small": Dolls, shops, tin figurines and metal toys of all kinds, traditional wood toys and a large S-gauge model train layout. But fans of more recent toys like Legos, Barbie dolls, Playmobil and Matchbox will also find something to delight them. The inventively designed children’s area is overseen by a teaching staff. Additional summertime attractions include a large outdoor playground, the "La Kritz" museum café in the snug, hospitable courtyard, and "Shadowland" in the historic vaulted cellar.