After arriving at Nuremberg airport and collecting both my bags and my travel partner for the next twelve days, Karla we were off to enjoy Nuremberg. All that was left was taking the train from the airport into Nuremberg. Nothing is more convenient than stepping outside an airport and hopping on a train that leads you directly to the city center and that’s exactly what we did. Simply step out the doors at the front of Nuremberg airport and you’ll see the glass cover leading down to the U-Bahn train. After buying our tickets, I stopped to take a quick picture of Karla. How was she so awake?Simply step out the doors at the front of Nuremberg airport and you'll see the glass cover leading down to the U-Bahn train. Click To Tweet
U-Bahn Nürnberg is the newest metro in Germany and began operation in 1972. The U2 line runs from Flughafen/Airport to Röthenbach and was opened on January 28, 1984 with a total of 16 stations on the U2 route and stretches 13,1 km in length.
With bags in tow, we headed down the escalator and waited only a few minutes for our train, the one headed toward Röthenbach. Inside the train there are regular announcements made over the loudspeaker that are clear and easy to understand, but you can also view the monitors throughout the train detailing the route and upcoming stops.
After exiting the train, I could take either the stairs or escalator up one level to look for the exit out of the station. As you can see in the pictures, both the train and train station are clean and safe. And yet another reason to try public transportation!
Once on the upper level, all we had to do was look for “Altstadt – Old Town – Köngistraße,” which I admit was hard for me to find because I was so tired, but once I did I practically bolted out of the station.
TSG Tip: The flooring inside the station is uneven, but it only gets worse as you head up an incline made of cobblestone. Watch those suitcase wheels as I’m sure many people have had bags destroyed on them.
Next up we’ll take a look at my accommodations in Nuremberg at Hotel Drei Raben.
Do you prefer to use public transportation when traveling abroad?