Cities & Culture

Albrecht Dürer's House Nuremberg

Albrecht Dürer's House is one of the most popular sights in the city of Nuremberg, offering a fascinating insight into the life of the 16th-century German Renaissance artist.

Prints of his 1502 painting "Young Hare", the most famous of his observational, nature-inspired pieces, can be found on the wall in many a home alongside "Praying Hands". As the artist's former home and workplace, Albrecht Dürer's House is so much more than just a museum. It is also the only home of a Renaissance artist to be more or less preserved in its original state in Northern Europe. Visitors who explore the four-storey building can delve into how this world-famous printmaker and painter, who also produced studies on mathematics and art theory, lived and worked.

The large printing and painting workshop is one of the highlights, where visitors can watch demonstrations of the artistic techniques used during the artist's day. Albrecht Dürer's House is a unique window on domestic middle-class life in Nuremberg during the city's heyday. This museum and memorial site dedicated to one of the most talented and influential artists in early-modern art history is not to be missed. Opening times: Every day except Monday: 10 am–5 pm, Thursday: 10 am–6 pm; also open on Mondays between July and September

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