Nuremberg Cruise Port Directions
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Erlangen (a secondary cruise port)
ABOVE: An S-Bahn train stops at the Hauptbahnhof in
Some so-called "Nuremberg" cruises actually depart from
Erlangen, an attractive Baroque university town
in the Nuremberg region. We
can't provide directions to the Erlangen cruise port, but we can tell you how to
reach Erlangen, where you should be able to find a taxi to your ship at the railroad
At Nuremberg Airport, buy a "Tarifstufe 4" or "Preisstufe 4" ticket from the
U-Bahn's vending machine. You'll need only this one ticket for the entire
Take the U-Bahn from the airport to Nuremberg's main railroad station (Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof).
The trip takes about 18 minutes.
At Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof, catch either an R-Bahn 2 regional
train or an S-Bahn suburban train toward Bamberg or Forchheim. (Look for the
next departure with "Erlangen" in the details on the electronic signboard in
Get off the train at Erlangen Hauptbahnhof, which is in the
center of Erlangen. (Travel time from Nuremberg to Erlangen is about 17
minutes.) You'll find taxis in front of the station.
Do you want to reach your ship by public transportation?
First, confirm the ship's location with a phone call. Chances are, it will
be at Am Hafen. If that's the case, use the journey planner at
www.vgn.de to search for bus
connections from "Erlangen Hauptbahnhof" to "Erlangen Am Hafen." (We have
not used Erlangen's harbor and can't promise that you won't get lost.)
For a more detailed (and illustrated) description of the rail
journey, see Marian Krueger's post on her Travel Shop Girl blog,
"Taking the train from Nuremberg to Erlangen, Germany."
Viking River Cruises has a page that shows its docking
location in Erlangen. (Other ships calling at Erlangen are likely to be at
the same quay.)
Click here and select "Nuremberg" for information and a rough map.
If you need a hotel in Erlangen, we can personally recommend
the Hotel Rokokohaus, which is only a short walk from the railroad station
in an attractive Old Town area of historic houses, restaurants, and outdoor cafés.
Nuremberg Cruise Port: Introduction