From the exquisite castles to the world-famous Nürburgring, Bavaria’s second-largest city is just waiting to be explored. As a gateway to the south of Germany, Nuremberg can open up the whole of the Bavaria region as well as offering a wealth of things to do itself.
We have a number of pick-up locations dotted all across Nuremberg, including the airport. Hiring a car with us means you’ll enjoy our best price guarantee, which states that in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we’ll refund the difference. Along with other benefits, we provide you with the convenience of either pre-paying online or when you collect your vehicle.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su 1000-1100.
Address:Bahnhofsplatz 9, c/o Deutsche Bahn Reisezentrum / ticket office.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0700-2300, Sa 0900-1800, Su 1000-2300
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1800 Sa 0800-1200 Su 0900-1100
Address:Beuthener Strasse 65
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Nuremberg, or Nürnberg as it’s known in Germany, is an exceptionally popular tourist destination that gives a thoroughly rounded experience of Bavarian life. Here, socialising and celebrating are key activities, which is evidenced by the packed calendar of public events. The city also played a prouder part in the country’s heritage during the industrial revolution, when factories here cranked with productivity day and night.
If you’re looking for a symbol of Nuremberg, look no further than the Imperial Castle, which stands high upon a natural rocky platform. Considered to have been one of the Old Holy Roman Empire’s most significant fortifications, the castle has a fairy tale look with a singular double-pitched turret, half-timber structure and pale stone finish. If you’re keen to learn more about the castle, make time to visit the Imperial Castle Museum, where the fascinating results of archaeological digs are displayed alongside intricate models and carefully drawn illustrations.
Thousands of visitors descend upon Nuremberg each year with one specific objective in mind - Christmas shopping. The city’s Christkindlesmarkt is held within a large central square called the Hauptmarkt and it’s a veritable feast for the senses. Incredibly, the event dates back to at least 1628 and it gets better every year. Crafts people and artisans from across the region and beyond join forces to sell their wares at some 180 stalls and a brilliantly festive time is had by all.
Whether you’re munching gingerbread, sampling locally raised pork sausages or bagging a few extra stocking fillers, a trip to Christkindlesmarkt really awakens the Christmas spirit. Those traveling at other times of the year can also get in on the action. In September the Old Town Festival brings about a fortnight-long celebration of local traditions and cuisine. Or, how about heading down to the River Pegnitz for the Fishermen’s Joust? This is an ages-old ‘fun fight’ during which fishermen undertake a watery battle for supremacy.
Nuremberg is a great city for wandering and, as you do so, you’ll often chance upon art venues and cultural highlights. One example is the Germanisches National museum, which is widely regarded as the world’s most important museum when it comes to recording Teutonic culture. In addition to valuable work by both high-profile and more obscure German artists, the Germanisches National museum houses significant archaeological finds, and other unique objects.
Another must-see is Handwerkerhof Nuremberg, a living museum that allows visitors to step back in time to discover the houses Bavarians once lived in, the foods they ate and the crafts they practiced.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.