This is the Great Runs guide to running in Nuremberg, the second largest city in Bavaria. Located on the Peglitz River, Nuremberg anchors metropolitan area of nearly 1 million people when combined with Fürth, Erlangen and Schwabach. There’s some quite nice running in Nuremberg, centered on paths along the Peglitz, a lake, and several nice parks and preserves. Pro Tip: enjoy one of Nuremberg’s famous spas, post-run!
Two favorite routes in the center are paths along the Peglitz River toward Fürth, and a loop around the old city walls. One of the best places to run in Nuremberg is a loop around Wöhrder See (lake). South of town, there’s a nice run combining Volkspark Dutzendteich & Kongresshalle — the former Nazi rally grounds and now site of numerous concert halls. North of town and near the airport is the pleasant Volkspark Marienberg. A memorable run during the holiday season is through Nuremberg’s pedestrian zones, including its famous Christmas market and Handwerkerhof medieval village. We’ve also include some running recommendations for nearby Fürth and Erlangen.
The excellent transport system is a boon for running, enabling easy excursions to nearby towns and even one-way runs such as the river route to Fürth!