The most important sights are all close together in the historically wonderful old town, so 2-3 days are sufficient for a city trip to Nuremberg.
The medieval Imperial Castle is the landmark of the city of Nuremberg and a popular destination. Directly in the heart of Nuremberg's Old Town is the Main Market Square with the Church of Our Lady and the Beautiful Fountain, which lives up to its name. This is where the life of Nuremberg's citizens takes place. The market square is often used as a venue for events, for example the weekly market or the Christmas market. The Henkersteg is a particularly popular photo motif. Via it you can reach the idyllic Pegnitz Island, where cafés invite you to linger.
Almost everything takes place in the historic old town, so it is advisable to find accommodation there for a city trip to Nuremberg. The trendy district of the city is Gostenhof, also called GoHo, and is located on the edge of the old town. Here you will find cool designer shops, creative studios and hip bars.
Nuremberg is especially beautiful in the pre-Christmas period, when the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt takes place. It is one of the largest and most famous Christmas markets in Germany. Those who like it wilder can visit Nuremberg for the legendary open-air festival Rock im Park, where popular artists perform for a weekend.