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Escorted Rail Tours to Nuremberg

An attractive city infamous for its past

Nuremberg is the administrative capital of Middle Franconia, situated on the Pegnitz River and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. With a population in excess of 500,000, it is Franconia's largest city. The city was the centre of German Renaissance during the 15th and 16th centuries, and has particular historical significance due to its role during the Nazi Period. The Nazi Party held their conventions (the Nuremberg rallies) in the city between 1927 and 1938. After Hitler's installation as the Führer, the Nuremberg rallies became huge propaganda events. In the years after World War II, the city hosted the war crime trials of many of the key Nazi officials - known as the Nuremberg Trials.

The Old Town of Nuremberg dates back to medieval times, and within the city walls of the Old Town there are several Gothic Churches, including the Frauenkirche. Built between 1355 and 1358 on the site of a destroyed synagogue (in what had been the Jewish Quarter), "Our Lady's Church" was the first Gothic hall church in Franconia, and was given to Nuremberg's Catholic congregation in 1816. The church opens for visitors at 0900, closing at 1700.

Nuremberg's sights
The Handwerkerhof (Craftsmen's Courtyard) is located in the middle of the city, and is surrounded by the towers and walls of the medieval city fortification. It is a little town of its own where you can discover workshops and shops from craftsmen such as pewterers, glassmakers, engravers, potters, gold and silversmiths, and many more.

Nuremberg Castle is located on a sandstone rock in the north of the city, and comprises three parts: the Emperor's buildings ("Kaiserburg"), the buildings of the rulers of Nuremberg ("Burggrafenburg"), and the buildings on the eastern side ("städtische Burganlage"). Between 1050 and 1571, all of the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation were resident here at some point.

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Berlin, Dresden & Prague

Magnificent architecture, iconic monuments and rejuvenated cities combine on a Berlin, Dresden and Prague tour, visiting three of the Continent's most important and most beautiful destinations on a journey into history.

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2018JunJulSep

11 days from £1,695 pp

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Elbe Cruise

Follow the mighty Elbe River as it winds its way through the dark green landscapes of Europe. From metropolitan Berlin, through 'Saxon Switzerland', take in the incredible cityscape of restored Dresden and marvel at magisterial Prague. This exciting Elbe adventure brings you Imperial cities and expansive, beautiful landscapes as we cruise serenely down one of Europe's grandest rivers.

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2018MayJul

11 days from £2,940 pp

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5-Star Danube to the Black Sea

Embark on an exciting thousand-mile journey along the mighty Danube, cruising through eight countries before arriving at the Black Sea. Admire the river's full spectrum of vistas - from Austria's wine regions to the imperial cities of Budapest.

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2018AprJulAug

18 days from £3,660 pp

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Saxony by Steam

Boasting winding valleys and rugged mountain ranges, Saxony is among Germany's most scenic regions. We discover its prettiest towns and its beautiful scenery on excursions by historic narrow-gauge railway.

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2018AprMayJunSep

8 days from £1,245 pp

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Bavarian Christmas Markets

Sample the sights and smells of three Bavarian Christmas Markets by train. Regensburg, Rothenburg and arguably Germany's most famous Christmas Market, Nuremberg.

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