Off on an adventure for the whole family by train! This Nuremberg family hike combines the Toy Museum, a guided tour for children through the Albrecht Dürer House and a visit to the zoo.
A hiking tour for adventurers, explorers and families
Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.
From the station forecourt, follow Bahnhofstraße on the right and turn left into Käte-Strobel-Straße. After crossing Willy-Brandt-Platz, stay on Badstraße and Hadermühle and walk through Wöhrder Wiese to the bank of the Pegnitz. On the right, behind the Wies`n beer garden, you will already see the entrance to the sensory trail.
Marvel, explore and experience: That is the motto of the field of experience for the development of the senses. The action trail opens every year in May on the Wöhrder Wiese to the east of Nuremberg's Old Town. Until mid-September, young and old alike can give their senses free rein and explore the world analogue and outside. How do you make a stone sound just by rubbing it? What melodies can be played on a dendrophone? How do you make a large balance disc "float"? Numerous stations make you want to try things out. On warm summer days, little ones 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 has a lot to offer 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 can let themselves be surprised. New since summer 2021 is the wheelchair swing. Visitors in wheelchairs can enjoy this special physical experience on the Experience Field.
The Experience Field was held for the first time in 1989. At that time it was a one-off guest event, but seven years later it returned to Nuremberg and has become a popular annual event highlight, especially for families.
For private visitors, the course is open with online registration at weekends and during holidays. On school days it is reserved for groups.
You can find the current opening hours and registration conditions at: www.nuernberg.de/internet/kuf_kultur/erfahrungsfeld.html
After many new sensory impressions, the Wies'n beer garden next door (tel. 0179 7768328) entices you to take a rest under the trees with grilled food and freshly tapped beer during the season. From there, the Johann-Soergel-Weg continues towards the city centre - past a playground with lots of climbing opportunities - over a footbridge onto the Pegnitz island Schütt. Immediately take the next bridge on the left back to the "mainland", pass under two motorway bridges, go around the Natural History Museum and turn left into the street Marientormauer. If you follow the road for about 600 metres, you will come directly to the Frauenturm at the entrance to the Handwerkerhof. Children's eyes will sparkle here, and between drum monkeys, tin figures and home-made candles, everyone will find a suitable souvenir.
"Small town at the Königstor": that's what the people of Nuremberg call their Handwerkerhof, a charming ensemble of alleyways, shops and half-timbered houses at the foot of the Frauentorturm. In former times, the armoury belonging to the tower was housed here; today, locals and visitors stroll over historic cobblestones and enjoy the medieval flair of the place. The Handwerkerhof was built in the Dürer Year of 1971 - as a tourist attraction, but also as a reminder of the old craftsmen's city of Nuremberg.
Among the many shops that invite you to browse here, you will also find a gingerbread bakery, a wine tavern and a bratwurst restaurant. If you're looking for a typical souvenir, you're sure to find it among the craftsmen. Here you will find pewterers, leather makers, glass grinders, potters, wax artists, gold and silversmiths, glass painters, gingerbread bakers, and doll makers who have set up their workshops in the impressively recreated half-timbered houses.
You leave the Handwerkerhof through the Frauentor and just cross the street and you are back at the main station.