Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg Germany (2023 Updated)

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Germany have evolved significantly over the course of the last decades. During the 1920s and early 1930s, lesbian and gay people in Berlin were generally tolerated by society and many bars and clubs specifically pertaining to gay men were opened.

Same-sex marriage has been legal since 1 October 2017, after the Bundestag passed legislation giving same-sex couples full marital and adoption rights on 30 June 2017.

Nuremberg has a long history of being a  gay friendly city and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Cafe Bar Cartoon and Bar59.

Nuremberg is the largest city of the German federal state of Bavaria after its capital Munich, and its 518,370 inhabitants make it the 14th-largest city in Germany.

 Top attractions to visit in Nuremberg



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1. Novotel Nuernberg Centre Ville 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg

Novotel Nuernberg Centre Ville
Novotel Nuernberg Centre Ville

Featuring a sun terrace and a fitness centre as well as an indoor pool and different saunas, Novotel Nuernberg Centre Ville is located just 100 m from the main train station of Nuremberg.

All the rooms are soundproofed and feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar and air conditioning.

Guests can enjoy a drink at the hotel bar or relax on the sun terrace on a sunny day.

The historical old town is just a 10-minute walk away from the property. The famous Nuremberg Christmas Market is 1 km from Novotel Nuernberg Centre Ville, while Meistersingerhalle Congress & Event Hall is 1.7 km away.

A 5-minute walk from the Nürnberg train station, this informal hotel is also 2 km from Nuremberg Castle and 5 km from Nuremberg Zoo.

The contemporary rooms feature Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, and minibars. They also come with desks and chairs. Room service is offered. Children 15 and under stay free with parent or grandparent.

Amenities include an Italian restaurant, and a bar with a terrace. There’s also fitness center, a sauna and an indoor pool. Bike rentals are available.

The Novotel Nürnberg Centre Ville hotel welcomes guests to the heart of the city from June 2015. Enjoy 4-star superior comfort in air-conditioned rooms with a minibar, safe and free WiFi. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, you will feel right at home with us. The train station is just two minutes walk away and the train to the exhibition center is right on our doorstep. Relax in our spacious fitness and spa area with two pools and several saunas.

The hotel has a meeting area for business events. Discover Nuremberg’s attractions and the old town on foot, check out the events at the Luitpoldhain and visit the exhibition center, an important part of the Franconian metropolis. Everything is easily accessible on the U-Bahn and the tram.

From the friendly greeting at reception to the helpful checkout we had a very pleasant stay. The room was a good size and very comfortable. The pool was a good size with a relaxing atmosphere. The old town and station were a short distance away and the restaurant was friendly welcoming. All in all a very good stay.

This Novotel (not to be confused with Novotel Messe) is within 3 minutes walk to the old town and is next to the Hauptbahnhof.

The rooms are sparkling clean and well laid out, and the breakfast offers a very good variety of continental, local and healthy options.

The service of all the staff is friendly, helpful and warm…. all of them from front desk to the ladies in the kitchen.

I’ve stayed at many hotels in Nuremberg and this has been the best experience for me.

Stayed in Executive- queen room at level 5, with breakfast and free minibar included. Room was spacious and cleaned daily, good water pressure and bath tub. Only setback is super soft pillow.

Location is about 10 min walk from main station (with kid in tow). 20 min to walk to Christmas market and tourist information centre.

Stayed for one night on a “through” trip to Berchtesgaden. Booked a standard room with breaky on spec & pleasantly surprised to find the excellent location of the hotel. Check-in was seamless despite only booking our room a couple of hours earlier.

Received a complimentary upgrade to an executive room, which included an in-room Nespresso & complimentary mini bar. Service was superb & local info was readily given. Room had superb facilities & breaky was perfect with a huge selection of various foods, including freshly prepared “on-demand” omelettes. Couldn’t fault the hotel or staff. Will definitely return for a longer stay.

This is a quality Novatel & gay friendly hotel; the staff were excellent and quality of service was really good. As a family we made full use of the pool which was lovely with views across Nuremberg. The hotel is 5 minutes from the old town and a wide variety of bars and restaurants generally pretty reasonably priced. I wouldn’t pay the ridiculous price for the breakfast as there are lots of bakeries and cafes where you can get lovely fresh bakery products and juice and coffee for about 5 euro.

The only downside are the trains although really well insulated the main railway lines run along the back of the hotel so ask for a room facing the road.

All in all this was a really pleasant stay in a really good hotel.

Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg Germany
Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg Germany

How much does a room costs at Novotel Nuernberg Centre Ville ?

Prices start 167$/night for Standard Queen Room. The Executive King Room with Sofa is  215$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room has air-conditioning, soundproofing, a minibar, electric kettle, flat-screen TV, desk and free WiFi. It features a king-size bed and a sofa.

Where to book online – Novotel Nuernberg Centre Ville – Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg Germany you can find the best hotels deals in Nürnberg during Nuremberg Christmas Market which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Nürnberg on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. ibis Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof 2* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Nuremberg

ibis Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
ibis Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof

This 2-star Superior hotel is located in the heart of Nuremberg, just 200 m from Nuremberg Main Station and just a short walk from the attractions in Nuremberg’s Old Town. WiFi is free in all areas.

Fully renovated in 2013, the ibis Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof provides simply furnished rooms with modern amenities.

Breakfast is served between 06:30 and 10:00 from Mondays to Fridays and between 06:30 and 11:00 at the weekend. The ibis Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof has a 24-hour reception, and snacks and drinks are available 24/7.

A 5-minute walk from the Nürnberg S-Bahn station, this contemporary hotel is 3 from the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg and 10 minutes on foot from the city center.

Warm, simply furnished rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.

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New comfort, new design: The ibis Nurnberg Hauptbahnhof will be closed for renovation from March 23 to June 15, 2013. We can accommodate guests at the ibis Nuernberg City am Plaerrer during this period. Until March 22, 2013, the 152 comfortable rooms at the ibis Nurnberg Hauptbahnhof are available for guests, offering a place to work in peace.
The hotel is ideally located just 328 yards (300 m) or a 4-minute walk to Nuremberg main train station as well as the old town.

Situated near to the main railway station to walk but far enough away not to be bothered by the noise. Very close to the old town, restaurants and shops and trams. The hotel appears quite small but is actually deceptively big. Efficient check in and the room was super clean. Floors in room are laminate flooring not carpet which helped with cleanliness.

The bathroom was the tiniest I have ever seen but suited our purposes, great shower, very clean and modern. We were there while it was quite warm and there was no a/c after 7 pm but the windows opened. It was still very warm in the room. We asked for extra pillows and towels and were given these without any problem. No tea or coffee making facilities in room, we took a travel kettle, but there is a coffee machine downstairs in lobby but you had to pay.

No safe in room but reception does have safes downstairs which are not charged for. Breakfast was really good with a selection of cold and some hot food. On the whole, a great little Ibis for the price.

Excellent location for transport and access to both the Old Town and the modern city. The train station is less than 5 minutes walk away and the tram and U-bahn service even closer.

The hotel is modern but very welcoming and with a relaxed lobby/reception area with plenty of seating, computers to use and a well stocked drinks and snacks unit.

The rooms are functional – large enough and spotlessly clean with a good shower.

The breakfast room on the 1st Floor has an excellent and very well stocked choice of breakfast items – mueslis, cereals, meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, make-your-own waffles, and local jams and breads.
very friendly and welcoming staff both on reception and in the breakfast room.

I stayed at the hotel over the post-Christmas New Year period. The staff are helpful and friendly, even making the effort to find places for me to eat over the holiday shutdown.

The room are clean and fairly small, but I had no trouble accommodating. The bathroom was very cramped.

The hotel is definitely “no frills”. You get no coffee/tea facilities, no mini-bar, no toiletries except soap, no room safe. There, however, safe boxes at reception.

The breakfast is really good. The hot food consists of scrambled or boiled eggs and bacon. This is a bit limited although there is cold meats, cheeses, fruit etc. The hotel makes a virtue of this, citing the benefits of nature.

The hotel is well located. It is five minutes from the Old Town and similarly from the main station.

There are 2 Ibis in Nuremberg old town; 1 is inside of the old city walls, and the other outside. I stayed at the one outside, which was also near the Hauptbahnhof.

The room was decked out in good old Ibis style. There was not a lot of room for maneuvering, but considering the cost, it was worth it.

Crossing the roads outside of the train station to the hotel was confusing. Search for my blog post for a detailed, step-by-step guide to reach the hotel, especially if you are lugging heavy suitcases around.

The staff was very friendly and helpful, which was not expected of a budget hotel. The room was clean and well-heated for the winter. The road where the hotel sits was quiet, despite the proximity to the train station. Although it was beside a casino (and near a train station), we didn’t meet with any shady characters while walking to and from the hotel.

The Ibis hotel inside of the city walls cost a little bit more; but considering that the one I stayed wasn’t so far from the old town (just need a 5-10 minute walk), I don’t think it is worth spending that extra dollars for being in the old town.

Gay Friendly Hotels Nurnberg
Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg

How much does a room costs at ibis Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof ?

Prices start 96$/night for Standard Double Room

These rooms are fitted with a double bed.

Where to book online – ibis Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof – Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg Germany you can find the best hotels deals in Nürnberg during Nuremberg Christmas Market which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Nürnberg on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre 4*Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg Germany

Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre
Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre

This hotel in Nuremberg city centre offers 2 restaurants, a summer terrace, a gym with a sauna, and free Wi-Fi throughout. It stands between the historic city walls and St. Jakobskirche Church.

The soundproofed rooms of the Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre feature satellite TV and a minibar with 2 free soft drinks. Guests can choose among a range of pillows.

Franconian and international specialities are served in the Holiday Inn’s Restaurant St. Jakob. Fine rums and international dishes can be enjoyed in the Cuban-style NitriBizz bar and brasserie.

Hotel details

In Nürnberg’s Old Town, this modern hotel is a 6-minute walk from Germany history at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, and a 14-minute walk from Nürnberg train station.

Classic, warm rooms come with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and minibars (no a/c). Upgraded rooms include soft drinks, pull-out sofas and/or kitchenettes. Apartments are also available.

Amenities include a fitness center with a sauna and a terrace, plus a business center and 7 meeting rooms. There’s a basic restaurant offering breakfast (fee), plus a fine-dining eatery and a cocktail lounge.

Centrally located on a charming cobbled street, our Nurnberg hotel blends contemporary style with Bavarian warmth. Sip coffee on our pavement terrace and plan your day with complimentary wireless Internet in the bright Lobby. Holiday Inn Nurnberg City Centre is 2 minutes’ walk from Weisser Turm U-Bahn station, from where trains serve Nurnberg.

Really noce hotel right inside the old town and only a few minutes from the shopping area or christmas market on foot.

Checkin and checkout were very fast and professional, standard rooms are quite small but perfectly adequate and very well maintained.

The bar onsite is very nice and comfortable and do some lovely food and drink, breakfast has a great choice but can be very busy so room service is a good choice.

There are only two downsides i can see to this great hotel but they should not put you off in any way.
First the breakfast is expensive at 15 euros per person even if you only have a bowl of cereal.

Secondly 30 seconds walk left out of the hotel and you are in the red light district with rows of prostitutes behind their glass windows. In fact from our room you could see the brothel, I wondered why the widows were all lit up red!. I would suggest that the hotel actually informs guests this is the case.

Convenient for the trains, nice walk into Christmas market.

Came for the Christmas market which was amazing, spent time seeing the sights and as I had been to Nurnberg before I had to do the Zeppelin ground and the Documentation centre again along with the court house.

Nurnberg has a mass of history.

Located close to the old city wall, the location can’t be beat. Much preferable to staying in one of the larger hotels on the main (and super busy) street.

Just minutes to the best parts of the old city, and close to plenty of great restaurants.

The Christmas market is close in — and be warned: the city’s tiny Red Light District is just around the corner. It’s not seedy or scary or awful, but some of my compatriots get hypocritically funny about it.

But the daily breakfast — it’s one of the best, and easily worth the modest charge.

They have both standard rooms as well as studio apartment-type rooms, with refrigerator, tea kettles, etc. I’ve stayed in both and love the convenience of the studio space for longer stays.

Certainly one of the better Holiday Inn (main brand) hotels in the chain. The hotel is at one end of the main shopping street. To get from the hotel to the Lorenz Cathedral and the main department stores took me 7 minutes to walk. The U bahn station is just around the corner from the hotel (my Maps programme said 500 metres, but it was much less) and Lorenz Cathedral is one stop away.

Breakfast was very reasonable at 15 euros each, with unlimited coffee/tea and hot and cold buffet. There are cheaper alternatives in the local cafes, but when you add in drinks etc it soon adds up. A generous touch is the complimentary coffee and tea at the front door, Garage parking is 13 euros per day. Again, if you park overnight and leave your car there, saving on the price of city centre car parks this is very reasonable.

We booked a superior room which was ideal for the overnight. Spacious and comfortable thanks to the climate control/ air conditioning. We suspect that a basic room might be a bit tight.

The only negative is that this end of the old town is not the smartest end of town.

The apartment was reasonably well furnished although could have had more hangers to accommodate the length of stay. The apartment also included a kitchenette which was basically of no use to us at all. The TV had only one English channel being BBC World News.

Since we regularly enjoy a cup of tea in our room and a kettle was provided it was disappointing to find no tea bags or coffee supplied when we arrived. I approached reception and she promised to send some up to our room. Sometime later when none had arrived I again approached reception and was informed that tea/coffee was not supplied to rooms and that if needed I should take some tea bags after breakfast and if milk needed I could purchase some from a local supermarket.

It was rather annoying to discover later that the hotel website stated that both tea/coffee facilities and supplies are stated has available in guest rooms.

We enjoyed dinner each evening in the Nitri Bizz Brasserie where the food was of a good standard, although the menu was rather limited, and the staff extremely friendly and attentive. The Brasserie and Bar is open daily from 12 noon to 1am.

Breakfast each morning is served in the Restaurant St Jacob and available from 6.30am-10.30am during the week and from 7am-11am Saturday/Sunday.

There is a great selection at breakfast together with an omelette station and a good choice to suit everyone. The staff in the restaurant are all extremely friendly and helpful and a credit to the hotel.

Since this was our first leisure break to Nuremberg it was recommended by the Tourist Information Centre in the Hauptmarkt that we took the City Tour provided by Neukam Reba which has a German/English speaking tour guide and costs just 17 eur. The coach departs from the Hallplatz (Mauthalle) which is a simple 10 minute walk from the hotel and the tour lasts 21/2 hours finishing near the Hauptmarkt.

The tour includes many interesting sites around the city and outskirts and also includes seeing the Glockenspiel at the Frauenkirche which sounds at 12 noon every day. The guide is extremely good taking time to explain everything and answering any questions you may have.

Nuremberg is a fascinating city with lots of interesting and historic sites and beautiful views of the River Pegnitz near the Hauptmarkt. We found The Imperial Castle, Albrecht Durer Haus, Frauenkirche and St Lorenz church most interesting. It was disappointing that the Schoner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain) was covered over for repairs during our visit.

Some great shopping and many restaurants are very close to the hotel.

Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg Germany
Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg Germany

How much does a room costs at Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre ?

Prices start 246$/night for Apartment.

This apartment has a minibar, electric kettle and tea/coffee maker.

Where to book online – Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre- Gay Friendly Hotels Nuremberg Germany you can find the best hotels deals in Nürnberg during Nuremberg Christmas Market which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Nürnberg on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.