Nuremberg is not only the home of legendary festival Rock im Park, but also the place where Franconian traditions meet long cultural history. First documentary mention of the city was back in 1050 with Nuremberg often referred to as having been the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Enjoy significant sightseeing spots such as Nuremberg Castle.
As for record stores, try musicandbooks, a spacious store in the southern centre of Nuremberg. Browse through a huge range of used vinyl and CDs from Rock, Heavy Metal and Punk to Pop and much more.
For a real Rock ’n’ Roll experience visit Brown Sugar Rock Café aka Sugar. Where young folks meet old bikers, and The Rolling Stones meet Led Zeppelin. Open for small snacks and faint sound in the afternoons, whereas the evenings and nights promise louder party atmosphere with DJ. In summer, enjoy a drink in the outside beer garden.
Mata Hari Bar is a small gem among the numerous bars in Nuremberg’s party area Weissgerbergasse. The DJ is playing Rock, Indie, Metal tunes, and sometimes the bar is also host to intimate concerts. Small, wonderful, cozy - and definitely not mainstream.
Club Stereo offers Indie, Rock, and Alternative tunes. If you’re up for an intimate live concert or some late night dancing hours or just want to hang around the hip bar - this is the perfect place for you.
Well-known beyond Nuremberg city borders is Der Hirsch. Always up for a great party, live concerts or DJ night. Featuring national and international artist from Rap and Metal to Punk, Rock and Alternative.
Nuremberg Castle is one of the most important castles in Germany and symbol of the second biggest city in Bavaria. Enjoy the view from up the medieval building upon the city or stroll through the beautiful lush castle gardens if weather allows.
If you are up for a proper coffee or a snack after Nuremberg sightseeing, try café Wanderer. Just some steps away from the castle and especially nice when you can sit outside in the sunshine.
Coffee, coffee, coffee - if you're fond of these exotic beans, enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee in here. Highest quality meet long roasting tradition and handmade character.
The historical city of Aachen, close to the border to Belgium and the Netherlands is also called Aix-la-Chapelle in French. It developed from a Roman settlement to the preferred medieval imperial residence of Charlemagne and was the place where 31 Holy Roman Emperors were crowned as Kings of the Germans.
Ghent is located in the Flemish part of Belgium, with a medieval architecture that is remarkably well preserved and restored. The historical city features beautiful riversides to stroll along.
Bruges is one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Europe featuring notable architecture. The historic centre of the Belgian city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
Canterbury is UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Kent city lies on the River Stour and is home to a beautiful cathedral. Still today, the impressive building is focus of pilgrimage and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury who is primate of the Church of England.
The city of Oxford is globally known as home of the University of Oxford, which is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Numerous historical university and college buildings boast with marvellous architecture. Everything surrounded by green parks and lush nature walks.
Birmingham is not only birthplace of once entirely new music genres such as Heavy Metal or New Romantic, but also home for globally renowned bands like Black Sabbath or Duran Duran. Brum also offers a really vibrant live music scene.
World-famous for huge Oktoberfest, cosy beer gardens, and lush English Garden, Munich is not only one of the must stops for touring acts. Moreover it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Stratford-upon-Avon situated on the River Avon is a welcoming market town with more than 800 years of history. It is worldwide known as the birthplace of English playwright and poet William Shakespeare.
Nuremberg (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)