Getting around Nuremberg

Information on the facilities for people with limited mobility provided by the City of Nuremberg

Within the city of Nuremberg there round about 190 parking spaces for handicapped.

The ‘Tiefbauamt’ of the City of Nuremberg, i.e. the authority in charge of the planning, design, construction and maintenance of fixed structures and ground facilities, provides severely disabled people with different kinds of parking permissions.

  1. Disabled people with walking impairments, who need constant assistance, can apply for a parking permit, which is valid within the Free State of Bavaria. The granting of the parking permit depends on certain physical conditions. The staff of the Office for Care and Family Affairs (Amt für Versorgung und Familienförderung) will most readily give you the information necessary to apply.
  2. Disabled people with severe walking impairments can apply for a parking pass, which is valid in Germany and many other European countries.
  3. Disabled people with severe walking impairments or blind people can apply for an individual parking space close to their place of residence or their working place. However, you must already own a regular parking permit in order to be eligible.

Information on the accessibility of Nuremberg sights for wheelchair users

MuseumsFull accessibility Limited accessibility No accessibility
The Documentation Centre X
Criminal Court Room 600 X
German Railway Museum X
State Museum for Art and Design X
Bible-Experience Centre X
Medieval Dungeons X
Fembo House City Museum X
Imperial Castle and Kaiserburg Museum X
CasematesX
World War II Art Bunker X
FelsengängeX
Toy Museum X
Clock Museum X
Germanic National Museum X
Technical Clock Museum X
Natural History Museum X
Tucherschloss Museum X
Red Cross Museum X
Hospital Museum X
Museum for Industrial Culture X
Weissbier-glass Museum X
Historic streetcar depot X
Arbour Museum X
Pigeon Museum X
Garrison MuseumX
Peace Museum X
Art Hall X



SightsFull accessibility Limited accessibility No accessibility
Handwerkerhof X
Castle Neunhof X
St John’s Cemetery X
Baroque Gardens X



ChurchesFull accessibility Limited accessibilityNo accessibility
St. Martha X
St. KlaraX
St Lorenz X
Frauenkirche X
St. Sebald X
St. Elisabeth X
St. JakobX
Egidien Church X



Other sightsFull accessibility Limited accessibilityNo accessibility
PlanetariumX
ObservatoryX
ZooX
Children’s Culture Centre X



Theatre/ Exhibitions Full accessibility Limited accessibilityNo accessibility
OperX
SchauspielX
KammerspieleX



Sightseeing Tours Full accessibility Limited accessibilityNo accessibility
Historical tram tours  X
City Tours   X
Old Town-Center Tours X
CityGuide-TourX
Hotels catering for the needs of physically disabled people

The hotel database provides you with a easy-to-use search tool to find hotels, which cater for the needs of wheelchair users. Click on 'KomfortSuche' (comfort search) at this site hotel.nuernberg.de