The Nuremberg castle is almost a thousand years old (it has been documented first in 1050) and offers the most modern youth hostel inside a castle. It has been modernized a couple of years ago and has had its grand re-opening in February 2013. The location is very centrally located, just above the historic city centre, with a magnificent view of the historic city centre. 355 beds in high standard rooms with 2 to 6 beds each, all with en-suite shower and toilet, dining room, bistro, lounge, plenty seminar rooms, one great hall and state-of-the-art media equipment make this an unique experience.
Address for navigation systems: Burg 2, 90403 Nürnberg, Germany
Take an ICE, IC or regional train to Nuremberg. From Nuremberg Hauptbahnhof (Hbf - main station), it is about a 20-minute walk through the historic city centre and up Burgberg.
Alternatively, take the U-Bahn (underground) to Lorenzkirche (next stop), from there it is about a 10-minute footwalk. You can also take the bus in the direction of Grossreuth at Heilig-Geist-Spital up to Maxtor. From there, it is about a 5-minute walk.
There are non-stop flights to Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg from the major European metropolises. The airport is close to the city and you can reach the city center in about 25 minutes by U-Bahn (underground).
Take the U2 heading to Röthenbach and change over at Hauptbahnhof (main station) to the U1 heading to Hardhöhe. Leave at the next station Lorenzkirche. From there, it is about a 5-minute walk.
Get further information at the Albrecht Dürer Airport
Coming from any motorway exit, follow the signs to the city centre, then to "Nördliche Altstadt" and then to the Youth Hostel. The location does not have any parking spaces of its own. However, you can pull up in front of the Youth Hostel's entrance to load or unload your luggage. Parking spaces on the streets immediately by the Hostel are generally reserved for holders of a residential parking permit.
They can be used, but only for a very strictly limited period. You can park at Maxtorhof in walking distance for 6.50 € per day.