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General information for visitors

Current information / Coronavirus

According to the current legal situation, an opening of our houses is possible depending on the local seven-day incidence.

The Imperial Castle is open at present. No reservation is required.

Please take into account waiting times and restrictions such as altered routes or room closures.

Group visits and guided tours are unfortunately not possible at the moment. Audio guides and media stations are currently not available in the museum.

The Deep Well and the Sinwell Tower must unfortunately remain closed until further notice.

The official hygiene and conduct rules of course apply for visits to all the sights and notices will be posted in each place as a reminder.

Here you will find a list of currently open/closed houses as well as general information and FAQs for visiting our sights during the restrictions due to COVID-19.


Picture: Knights' Hall, depiction of the Imperial procession at Nuremberg

Information for people with a handicap

There is a lift to the Knights' Hall in the Palas; all other rooms in the Imperial Castle can only be reached via stairs.

The inner castle courtyard is accessible for wheelchair users.

At the entrance to the Deep Well there is one step to be negotiated.

Castle Gardens: Access via 3 steps, apart from that no difficulties

Maria Sibylla Merian Garden: Access via 5 steps


Photography and filming

Taking pictures of the outside of the castle for private use does not require a permit. Photo and film shootings taken for further use as well as the flying of drones / multicopters are basically subject to approval and charges. Here you will find information on photography permits / film permits.



Free wi-fi is available in the following areas: Freiung and Outer Courtyard



Dogs and other animals are not allowed inside the castle (also Deep Well and Sinwell Tower) and in the gardens (Castle Garden and Maria Sibylla Merian Garden). Please keep dogs on an lead in the castle courtyard.

Map of the Castle

Link to the map of the Imperial Castle (PDF)

Enlarged map including a legend

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