Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg

Bahnhofstrasse 1-3, Nuremberg 90402 Germany
+49 911 23220

A Historic Legend in the Nuremberg City Center


The Dalai Lama, Gerhard Schroeder and The Beatles - the list of famous guests who once stayed at Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg is very long. Find out more about a historic hotel that has been hosting international luminaries in the Nuremberg city center for nearly 125 years.

Visit the Nearby Nuremberg New Museum of Art

Creative stimuli, artistic esprit, exciting perspectives and the city's world-class museums nearby – Le Méridien Grand Art Hotel in Nuremberg opens new horizons to its guests. Unlock ArtTM is the name of an innovative program that offers free access to the first addresses of contemporary art and avant-garde.

The principle is as simple as attractive: Your artist-designed hotel keycard, together with the Unlock ArtTM-invitation that you will find in your room, can be used as a ticket for entry to the nearby New Museum of Art. Its balanced presentation of art and design is unique in the world. Furthermore, two collections of fine and applied arts are brought together.

Nuremberg and the surrounding area offer a wide range of recreational activities all year round. Located near our hotel, Franconian Switzerland and the Franconian Lake District are ideal places for your leisure pursuits.

Whether it's shopping in Nuremburg, a visit to the zoo, a climbing or hiking excursion or a visit to the nearby Christkindlesmarkt, which is certainly the most famous Christmas market in the country - you'll be delighted with the range of leisure activities on offer in and around Nuremburg! Visit our city hotel in Nuremberg to experience the city at its best!

River cruises on the Main-Danube Canal departing from Nuremberg

With a convenient location near the Nuremberg River Cruise Port, Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg is the ideal place to stay before or after a river cruise on the Main-Danube Canal.

Unlock Art Museum


Art for explorers. If you want to experience contemporary art in matching surroundings, your next stop is Nuremberg's Neues Museum, located near the hotel. You will find a complimentary admission ticket in your room. Measuring 3000 m² the exhibition at Neues Museum Nuremberg shows contemporary art and design as well as classic masterpieces. Sculptures, paintings, video and foto installations are linked in a unique and fascinating way.

1895: Birth of the Grand Hotel
Oskar Weigel acquired a historic two-storey farmhouse with a hops storehouse from the Heidenreich family. He converted this into a hotel and extended the property to include a third floor. Just one year later the Grand Hotel Nuremberg opened its doors. It included approx. 80 rooms with 100 beds but no running water, as was common at that time, and only one bathroom.
1914 & 1939: World War I + II
In the years preceding World War I, Nuremberg was increasingly becoming a tourist hotspot - not least due to the Bayreuth Festival. After the hotel was expanded by Rudolf Lotz, the main entrance faced the Bahnhofsplatz. Out hotel in the city center then comprised an incredible 35 private residences and 5 apartments. The hotel’s heyday was however interrupted by World War I after just one season and tourism in Nuremberg came to an almost complete standstill.

After Nuremberg was rebuilt, the hotel's heyday was once more interrupted - by the second World War. In the years preceding this, the Grand Hotel Nuremberg was the only residence aristocrats, industrialists and other high-ranking individuals would consider staying at. After the war the Grand Hotel soon regained its previous splendour in the hands of the Lotz family with a historic array of entertainers such as Hildegard Knef, Bob Dylan, Harry Belafonte, The Beatles, Herbert von Karajan and Joe Cocker staying there whilst in Nuremberg.
1996: Incorporation into Le Méridien Hotels
In November, after changing ownership several times, the Grand Hotel Nuremberg is incorporated into the world-renowned category of Le Méridien Hotels.
2005: Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Going forward, corporate clients and regular guests of the Grand Hotel will be able to take advantage of more than 850 new travel destinations worldwide. They can also take advantage of the benefits offered by several loyalty programmes.
2006: The Football World Cup in Germany
We did it! For the five World Cup games played in Nuremberg, the national teams of Mexico, England, Japan, Ghana and Portugal stayed at the hotel. In addition to the some 75 hotel rooms, split exclusively over two private floors, the historic Richard Wagner ballroom served as a dining room for players and officials.
2008: Visit by the Dalai Lama
In 2008, we had the honour of welcoming the Dalai Lama as a guest at Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg. The Dalai Lama joined the Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg’s historic list of prominent guests, which includes Gerhard Schröder and The Beatles.
2009: Renovation
After undergoing major renovations, the historic Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg is now one of the premier city center hotels, offering 192 newly designed rooms and suites and an additional room for events.
2016: 20-year Anniversary
120 years have passed since the historic Grand Hotel Nuremberg welcomed its first guests to the city center. Our hotel can look back on a long history steeped in tradition, which has featured a plethora of special events and guests.
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The most beautiful river cruises depart from or arrive in Nuremberg.

The port of Nuremberg lies directly by the Main-Danube Canal, making it a popular starting point and base for river cruises along the Main-Danube Canal, via the River Danube and out as far as the Black Sea. After setting off from Nuremberg, the cruise passes through some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Enjoy the comfort that a river cruise offers, and discover some of Europe’s most attractive cities on the way. The river cruise port of Nuremberg is located near our hotel and is easy to reach in 15-20 minutes by taxi or via the hotel limousine service.

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Where to stay?

Spend the nights before departing on a river cruise on the Main-Danube Canal to the Rhine, Main or Danube at Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg, allowing you to be fully relaxed and stress-free when you board your river cruise. You will benefit from the central location of the hotel, directly at the gates to the historic old town, and can discover the cultural highlights of Nuremberg before setting off on your cruise. Our exclusive hotel limousine service, which has to be booked separately, will take you to the nearby Nuremberg river cruise port in comfort.

Does your river cruise end in Nuremberg? Bring your holiday to a relaxed conclusion at Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg, before making your way home stress-free the next day. Or maybe you will decide to extend your stay to enjoy the wide range of leisure activities in and around Nuremberg.

Our hotel limousine transfer arrangements for your departure from the Nuremberg river cruise port:
Overnight stay in a spacious double room
Varied breakfast buffet included
Exclusive limousine transfer to the landing dock at Nuremberg's port

We are looking forward to receive your reservation by E-Mail (reservations@lemeridiengrandnuremberg.com) or phone: +49 911 2322 613

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