The largest Dürer exhibition in 40 years. With more than 150 objects displayed in over 1,300 square meters, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum  presents new perspectives of Dürer’s early work starting on 24 May 2012.

We look forward to your visit to the museum!


Please note that the tour fee does not include the museum entrance fee.

The maximum number per group is 25 persons.

Besides guided tours in German, you may book tours in numerous other languages for an additional fee of 10 – 20 Euro.


Reservations for group tours

Kunst- und Kulturpädagogisches Zentrum der Museen in Nürnberg (KPZ)
T: +49 (0) 911 / 13 31 - 238
F: +49 (0) 911 / 13 31 - 318


If you are a tour guide planning to lead a group through the museum, please first get in touch with the KPZ.

Entrance fees

8.00 Euro – regular
5.00 Euro – reduced
10.00 Euro – small group/family; tour guide accompanying a group is free.


Opening Hours of the GNM

Tues.-Sun. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Weds. 10:00 am – 9:00 pm


Special Opening Hours

In addition, the Dürer exhibition is open all day Mondays and Thursdays till 9:00 pm. During these hours you may also visit the museum café and the museum shop.


Offers for Group Travel

Nuremberg Convention and Tourist Office
T: +49 (0) 911 / 23 36 124


Tues.-Sun. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Weds. 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Drivers and tour guides eat free
T: +49 (0) 911 / 13 31 - 371


Museum Shop

Tues.-Sun. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Weds. 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
T: +49 (0) 911 / 13 31 - 371

All exhibition halls are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and strollers are available to borrow at the ticket counter.


Exhibition & "Dürer Laboratory“

Tour of the exhibition and the "Dürer Laboratory"

60 min. 65 Euro
90 min. 75 Euro

Combined Tour:
In Dürer’s Neighbourhood

Visit of the exhibition followed by a city walking tour
The city walking tour expands on the content of the exhibition, and leads to locations in the Burgstraße quarter which are of biographical interest to the early Dürer. You will see where Dürer himself, his family, friends and patrons lived and you will discover the geographic and intellectual connections of the milieu in which Dürer grew up.

240 min. 180 Euro

Combined Tour:
The Dürer Path

Visit of the exhibition followed by a walk through the old city and visit to the Dürer House
After visiting the exhibition in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, please walk with us through Nuremberg’s old city to the Dürer House, following both famous and lesser-known traces of the artist in his hometown. Dürer’s house, in which he lived after 1509, is the second stop on this combined tour.

240 min. 180 Euro


The Dürer City

The locales where Dürer spent his youth and where his career took shape are only a few steps removed from the museum.

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to combine your visit to the exhibition with the variety of rich cultural programs offered at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum and in Nuremberg, including special concerts.

The Location of the Museum

The museum is centrally located in Nuremberg, with easy access to a variety of transport options: the museum lies 350 meters from the main railway station and only a few kilometers from access to the motorways A3 and A9, from the airport and from the cruise ship terminals on the Rhine-Main-Danube canal.

There are 20 parking spaces for buses next to the museum. An Underground stop (“Opernhaus”) is also right nearby.

Public Transport (VGN Nuremberg)



Enlarge map (as PDF)

Guided Tours

Education Department of the Museums in Nuremberg (KPZ).
Tel. +49 911 13 31-238
Fax +49 911 13 31-318

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24 May – 2 September 2012

Opening Hours
Tue-Sun 10:00–18:00 (10:00 am–6:00 pm)
Wed 10:00–21:00 (10:00 am–9:00 pm)

Special opening times
In addition, the Dürer exhibition is open all day Mondays and Thursdays until 21:00 (9:00 pm).

During these times you can also visit the museum café Arte and the museum shop.


Tue-Sun 10:00–18:00 Uhr
(10:00 am–6:00 pm)

Wed 10:00–21:00 Uhr
(10:00 am–9:00 pm)

Tour Guides and Drivers eat free.
T: +49 911 13 31-286

Museum Shop

Tue-Sun 10:00–18:00
(10:00 am–6:00 pm)

Wed 10:00–21:00
(10:00 am–9:00 pm)

T: +49 911 13 31-371

From the Press

Literature about Dürer fills meters of library shelves. Does this mean everything has been said? Absolutely not, according to the scholars at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (GNM) who, only half-way through their large project, already can show interesting results. The project is supported by an 860,000 euro grant from the Leibniz Gemeinschaft ...

» Nürnberger Nachrichten (German)