Classic Open Air in Nuremberg

Classic Open Air in Nuremberg

The Klassik Open Air Nürnberg is an annual highlight in the cultural calendar of the Franconian metropolis of Nuremberg.

Every year, more than 100.000 music lovers make a trip to the Dutzendteich in Nuremberg. Classical music in the park - by candlelight, a glass of red wine, cheese and grapes?

The Nuremberg State Philharmonic and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra will perform a wide range of classical music, from opera and operetta to ballet and musical. Free admission and the opportunity to picnic together in the park increase the appeal of this major event.

Sunset, classical music on the mild summer night, and a picnic with friends, that drives tens of thousands to one of the largest classical open airs in the world.



Nuremberg is a Franconian district-free city in the administrative district of Middle Franconia in the Free State of Bavaria.

With a population of around 520,000, Nuremberg is the second-largest city in Bavaria after Munich and is one of the 15 largest cities in Germany. Together with its immediate neighbours Fürth, Erlangen and Schwabach, Nuremberg forms one of the three metropolitan areas in Bavaria with a population of around 800,000. Nuremberg is one of Germany's major cities with a distinctly multicultural society.

The city of Nuremberg was first mentioned in documents as early as the Sigena charter of 1050, and experienced its first heyday as an independent imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire from 1219 onwards. Before the severe destruction of the Second World War and the very simplified rebuilding of the post-war period, Nuremberg's medieval old town was considered one of the most important in Europe. However, some landmarks were rebuilt true to the original, especially the city's churches. In addition, some architectural monuments were preserved. Among the most important landmarks are some buildings along the historic mile, above all Nuremberg Castle. Other noble buildings and castles of the old HRR imperial city have also been preserved.

, the Germanic National Museum and several other museums are also of supraregional importance.
Nuremberg lies on both sides of the Pegnitz River, which rises about 80 kilometres northeast of the city and crosses the city area from east to west over a length of about 14 kilometres. The Nuremberg Reichswald forest extends to the south, east and north of the city.

Nuremberg's subsoil consists of soft sandstone formed in the Keuper period. To the north-east of Nuremberg is Franconian Switzerland, a low mountain range with an altitude of over 600 metres above sea level in places.

Nuremberg is connected to national and international air traffic by Nuremberg Airport (Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg) in the north of the city.

Nuremberg is connected to the national and international waterway network by the Main-Danube Canal running along the western edge of the city. In addition to the Bayernhafen Nuremberg, the port area in the south of the city is home to the largest goods traffic centre (GVZ) in southern Germany.

Nuremberg is an important stop for river cruises between the Danube and the Rhine; the pier was greatly expanded in 2014 and now offers ten berths.

The old town with its history is the venue for numerous events. Under an annually changing theme, experts, celebrities and city guides offer numerous guided tours within a framework programme.

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