Nuremberg: Culture & History
The Zeppelin Field is a very special national heritage and is one of the best ways to discover the truths and history of the Nazi Party Rally Grounds, an interesting and eye opening history lesson for all. Founded in 1852, the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg is the biggest museum in the German speaking region and exhibits many cultural, artistic and historical objects. The museum is made up of an extensive archive, a library, a conservation department and a teaching centre. Every year it attracts around 400,000 visitors from all over the world – and is a popular destination for our coach travellers. Another very special museum is the Nuremberg “Toy Museum” that was opened in 1971. Here you will find an extensive 1,400m² spread of the history of toys. During the industrialisation, Nuremberg was known as the toy city of the world. The “Toy Museum” display focuses on the past 200 years, containing a collection of over 65,000 objects from antique-like-toys to present-day items. However, around 150,000 visitors every year only get to see five percent of the objects as the remainder are stored in the museum depot.
For the art lovers amongst our passengers, as soon as your coach arrives in Nuremberg you should visit the academy of art. The history of the academy goes back to the 17th Century, making it one of the most traditional houses of its kind in the Federal Republic. The academy is still used today as a university for subjects in numerous artistic fields, and displays not only the student’s artistic creations but regularly exhibits work from famous artists.