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Getting There

By Plane -- Nürnberg Flughafen is 6km (4 miles) north of the city center. The small airport is served by 14 airlines, with flights to dozens of other European cities. For information and schedules, call tel. 0911/93700 or visit www.airport-nuernberg.de.

By Train -- The Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof lies on several major German rail lines. Travel time to Frankfurt is 2 hours; to Würzburg, 1 hour; to Berlin, 5 hours; and to Munich, 1 hour. For information and schedules, call tel. 01805/996633 or visit www.bahn.com. The station is right at the edge of the Altstadt, and a walk down Konigstrasse leads to just about anywhere you might want to go in the old city.

By Bus -- Regional service to neighboring towns within Franconia is offered by OVF Omnibusverkehr Franken GmbH, Nelson Mandela Platz 18 in Nürnberg (tel. 0911/430570; www.ovf.de). For information on these or any other bus line coming into Nürnberg (or anywhere else in Franconia), contact one of the city’s largest travel agents, TUI Reise Center, Lorenzerstrasse 19 (tel. 0911/2270000).

By Car -- From Munich, take the A9 Autobahn north; from Frankfurt and Würzburg, head southeast along the A3 Autobahn; from Berlin, take the A9 Autobahn south.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.