Wasserrad am Pegnitztal, Foto: Christine Dierenbach Fa╠łhre, Stadt. N├╝rnberg, Foto: Christine Dierenbach Handwerkerhof N├╝rnberg, Foto: Christine Dierenbach W├Âhrder Wiese, Foto: Christine Dierenbach W├Âhrder Wiese, Foto: Uwe Niklas Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne, N├╝rnberg, Foto: Christine Dierenbach Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne, N├╝rnberg, Foto: Christine Dierenbach Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne, Foto: Christine Dierenbach Handwerkerhof, N├╝rnberg, Foto: Florian Trykowski

Nuremberg family tour to develop the senses

family friendly
All ages
For groups
Animals & Nature
Animal Adventures

Take the train to Nuremberg for a family hike! Sensory adventures, fascinating stations and a medieval atmosphere at the Handwerkerhof. Amazement, exploration and unique experiences for young and old.

2 h
2 km
Key facts of the tour
Nuremberg is a treasure trove when it comes to sightseeing, and visitors are spoilt for choice. The Franconian metropolis offers a wide range of attractions for families in particular - be it the Toy Museum with its interactive programme, a children's tour of the Albrecht D├╝rer House or a visit to the zoo to see tigers and co. But did you also know that exciting sensory journeys take place at the Pegnitz every summer? On the "Field of Experience for the Development of the Senses", explorers experience numerous stations where they can try things out, be surprised and let their own perception be deceived. There are experiences for all age groups to hear, see or feel in the open air - so families can keep their youngest children just as entertained as teenagers. The highlight: a wheelchair swing for guests with limited mobility.
A hiking tour for adventurers, explorers and families

Start and end station

Start station
N├╝rnberg Hbf
2 tour steps
2 km / 2 Stunden
End station
N├╝rnberg Hbf

Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.


Tour starts on N├╝rnberg Hbf


From the station forecourt, follow Bahnhofstra├če to the right and turn left into K├Ąte-Strobel-Stra├če. After crossing Willy-Brandt-Platz, stay on Badstra├če and Haderm├╝hle and walk through W├Âhrder Wiese to the banks of the Pegnitz. On the right behind the Wies'n beer garden you will see the entrance to the sensory trail.

Field of experience for the development of the senses

Marvel, explore and experience: That is the motto of the field of experience for developing the senses. The activity trail opens every year in May on the W├Âhrder Wiese to the east of Nuremberg's Old Town. Until mid-September, young and old alike can give free rein to their senses and explore the world both analogue and outdoors. How do you make a stone sound just by rubbing it? What melodies can be played on a dendrophone? How do you get a large balance disc to "float"? Numerous stations make you want to try things out. On warm summer days, younger explorers in particular will enjoy the refreshing water experiences on site, where they can fight a shower duel or drive a scoop wheel.

The sensory trail also offers plenty for the eyes: discs whose rotation changes our view of the environment, colours that are suddenly no longer so easy to name. Those who like to try things out may be surprised. New since summer 2021 is the wheelchair swing. Visitors in wheelchairs can enjoy this special physical experience on the Field of Experience.

The Field of Experience was held for the first time in 1989. Back then, it was a one-off guest event, but it returned to Nuremberg seven years later and has become a popular annual event highlight, especially for families.

The course is open to private visitors with online registration at weekends and during school holidays. It is reserved for groups on school days.
The current opening times and registration conditions can be found at: www.nuernberg.de/internet/kuf_kultur/erfahrungsfeld.html


Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne, Foto: Christine Dierenbach
Gro├če Balancescheibe, Foto: Christine Dierenbach
Rollischaukel, Foto: Christine Dierenbach


The Johann-Soergel-Weg continues towards the city centre - past a playground with lots of climbing opportunities - over a footbridge onto the Pegnitz island of Sch├╝tt. Take the next bridge on the left back to the "mainland", cross under two motorway bridges, walk around the Natural History Museum and turn left into Marientormauer street. If you follow the road for about 600 metres, you will come directly to the Frauenturm tower at the entrance to the Handwerkerhof. Children's eyes will light up here, and between drum monkeys, pewter figures and home-made candles, everyone will find a suitable souvenir.

Craftsman's yard

"Small town at the K├Ânigstor": this is what the people of Nuremberg call their Handwerkerhof, a charming ensemble of alleyways, shops and half-timbered houses at the foot of the Frauentorturm tower. Once the armoury belonging to the tower was located here, today locals and visitors stroll along the historic cobblestones and enjoy the medieval flair of the place. The Handwerkerhof was built in 1971, the year D├╝rer was born - as a tourist attraction, but also as a reminder of the old craftsmen's town of Nuremberg.

Among the many shops that invite you to browse, you will also find a gingerbread bakery, a wine bar and a bratwurst restaurant. If you are looking for a typical souvenir, you are sure to find it among the craftsmen. There are pewterers, leather makers, glass cutters, potters, wax artists, gold and silversmiths, glass painters, gingerbread bakers and doll makers who have set up their workshops in the impressively reconstructed half-timbered houses.

K├Ânigstra├če 82

Monday: 08:00am - 10:30pm
Tuesday: 08:00am - 10:30pm
Wednesday: 08:00am - 10:30pm
Thursday: 08:00am - 10:30pm
Friday: 08:00am - 10:30pm
Saturday: 08:00am - 10:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:30pm
Handwerkerhof, N├╝rnberg, Foto: Florian Trykowski
Handwerkerhof, N├╝rnberg, Foto: Florian Trykowski
Handwerkerhof, N├╝rnberg, Foto: Florian Trykowski

Tour ends on N├╝rnberg Hbf


You leave the Handwerkerhof through the Frauentor and just cross the road and you are back at the main railway station.

Tour map


N├╝rnberg Hbf

Bahnhofsplatz 9,

90443 N├╝rnberg

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