Nuremberg, Germany

Includes Routes in Nearby Fürth and Erlangen

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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!

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Nuremberg has a mild oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters. The 600mm of annual precipitation falls evenly through the year, though winters can be very cloudy. Summer high temps are 24C (75F), with nights that cool off. Winter temperatures tend to be on either side of freezing, with colder and milder snaps.

We recommend trying to stay inside of the old city walls. There are numerous accommodation options, and easy access to our main Nuremberg routes. Our other routes in Nuremberg and surrounding towns are also accessible by public transport.

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