When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Nuremberg?
The best time for cheap flights to Nuremberg is to travel in spring. The city is blooming during this season with warm temperatures and much fewer visitors than during peak seasons. Autumn is also a cheap time to visit, although temperatures begin to drop in October. There are two high seasons: Summer and December, especially around the Christmas period. To save on return flights, book with Netflights and find the cheapest flights and best offers on accommodation.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Nuremberg?
The best time to book Nuremberg flights is two to three months in advance. In general, the earlier you book the more you save. Last-minute flights can also help with costs if booking at a later date, as well as being flexible with your departure dates. Christmas time is the most popular time of the year thanks to Nuremberg’s famous Christmas Market.
Flying to Nuremberg Airport (NUE)
Nuremberg Airport (NUE), also known as Albrecht Dürer Flughafen Nürnberg in German, is the second-busiest airport in Bavaria and is located about five kilometres from Nuremberg.
There are flights to Nuremberg available from most major airports across the UK, including Heathrow, London City, Manchester, Edinburgh and George Best Belfast City Airports, from several popular airlines, such as Air France, Austrian Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, SN Brussels Airlines and Swiss Airlines. Although there are no direct flights available from the UK, all return flights require only a single stop along the way with stopovers in cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Zurich. Some Nuremberg flights may require a transfer between two different airlines at each stop, but you can use Netflights to plan the best route for you.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Nuremberg Airport is a single-terminal building with two levels. The ground floor is the entrance and exit for the terminal with the arrivals hall and two departures halls. Check-in desks and baggage claims are also located in this area. The first level is for both departing and arriving Nuremberg flights, and includes an observation deck. NUE has a number of amenities such as ATMs, currency exchange, baggage trolleys, shops, restaurants and bars, luggage lockers, rest zones and free Wi-Fi. Additional amenities include VIP services, late night check-in, airport tours, a beauty salon, a bookshop, designated smoking area and children’s play area.
Getting to the City from Nuremberg Airport (NUE)
NUE offers four different ways to travel into the city: bus, rail, taxi or car hire. The U2 underground line is a quick and cheap option that reaches the city centre in just 12 minutes. Intercity buses are also a cheap alternative and take 15-20 minutes from the bus stop in front of the departures hall. Taxis can be found outside the terminal and are available 24 hours a day. Check the Nuremberg Airport website to see the approximate prices. Car hire agencies, such as Avis, Budget and Sixt, can be found inside the arrivals hall on the ground floor.
Why visit Nuremberg?
A visit to Nuremberg is a step back in time. The city offers plenty of rich historical sites like its old medieval town walls, the iconic, Gothic St. Lawrence Church and the Kaiserburg Castle. This castle was one of the most important palaces in the Holy Roman Empire and has picture-perfect views of the city from its observation platform. Nuremberg does not shy away from its darker past with sites from World War II like the Nazi Party Rally Grounds and Nuremberg Trials Memorial.
For the kids, or those who are kids at heart, the city has an excellent Toy Museum with toys from around the world and from different eras. It also boasts one of the largest zoos in Europe, the Nuremberg Zoo which spans 70 hectares. No trip to Nuremberg is complete without trying some of the famous local dishes like Nuremberg Bratwurst and the Nuremberg Elisenlebkuchen, a type of gingerbread. This tasty treat is popular during the Christmas season, for which Nuremberg is best-known thanks to its popular Christmas Markets.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Before travelling to Nuremberg, it is always a good idea to bring some euro with you. If you prefer to take out money on arrival, Nuremberg Airport has ATMs and a currency exchange office in the arrivals hall. The currency exchange is open all week with reduced hours on weekends. British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel.