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Nuremberg & Franconia

6 nights Price from £2,659 per person
Departs: 17 Jun 2024
Departs: 17 Jun 2024

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The cultural heart of Germany, Franconia is home to some of the most evocative and well-preserved mediaeval art and architecture in Europe. Based in Nuremberg, birthplace of Albrecht Dürer, we will explore the region’s charming towns and cities on Germany’s Romantic Road, and discover its fascinating history: from a patchwork of Teutonic tribes, through the Holy Roman Empire, to the turbulent 20th century. In addition to exploring Nuremberg itself, we spend a day each in mediaeval Rothenburg with its half-timbered old town, charming Bamberg which spans the Regnitz river, Würzburg with its magnificent Baroque palace and Wagner’s Bayreuth, where we see the composer’s former home and one of Europe’s few surviving Baroque theatres.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Six nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners and one lunch
  • A winetasting
  • All entrances fees and gratuities as described
  • Services of the Kirker Tour Leader


  • Day 1 - Flight to Nuremberg

    We fly to Nuremberg and transfer to the 4 star Le Meridien Grand Hotel in the historic centre of the city where we stay for the duration of the holiday.
  • Day 2 - Nuremberg

    Our first morning will begin with a guided walk through the old town of Nuremberg, including visits to St. Sebaldus, the city’s oldest church, which holds Peter Vischer the Elder’s bronze shrine, and to the restored mediaeval church of St. Lorenz, with beautiful stained glass and Peter Vischer’s suspended wood carving of the Annunciation. The day ends at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, which has a collection spanning Germanic culture from the Middle Ages up to the 20th century.
  • Day 3 - Rothenburg

    We visit the picture-perfect mediaeval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a popular stop on Germany’s Romantic Road. Highlights include the spectacular 16th century altarpiece by Tilman Riemenschneider at St. Jakob’s Church and the Reichsstadtmuseum. After lunch we will stop at the remains of the infamous Nuremberg Rally Grounds where the Nazi party held their National Congresses between 1933 and 1938.
  • Day 4 - Bamberg

    Today we will travel to the picturesque town of Bamberg, where we will see the extraordinary Altes Rathaus, which straddles the Regnitz River, as well as the Romanesque cathedral containing a statue of the mysterious Bamberg horseman, and the city museum housed in the old bishops’ palace. During the afternoon we explore the palatial rooms, picture collection and rose garden of the Neue Residenz.
  • Day 5 - Würzburg

    Today is spent in the university city of Würzburg where we visit the cathedral, partially reconstructed after WWII, and the town hall, before stopping for a wine-tasting at Julius Spital winery. The rest of the day is dedicated to the Residenz, a wonderful UNESCO-listed Baroque palace designed by Balthasar Neumann with spectacular ceilings by Tiepolo.
  • Day 6 - Bayreuth

    We head to Bayreuth this morning, where we will tour the Margravial Opera House, one of the most ornate and bestpreserved baroque theatres anywhere. We shall also visit Wagner’s handsome house, now the Wagner Museum. In the afternoon we will go the house where Albrecht Dürer lived and worked right up until his death, followed by Nuremberg’s Imperial Castle, which overlooks the city.
  • Day 7 - Return flight home

    We transfer to Nuremberg airport for our flight back to London.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart Heathrow 08:15, arrive Nuremberg 11:00
Depart Nuremberg 12:55, arrive Heathrow 13:40

Flight times subject to change – regional departures available on request.

Departure Dates and Prices

17 Jun 2024

Status Available

Price from£2659

Single Supp.£498

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Christopher Monckton

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