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Moving to Nuremberg

What to know if you're moving to Nuremberg

Nuremberg, the second largest city in Bavaria, with its many diverse working opportunities and its mild climate, is definitely a top destination for expats, especially for EU/EEA citizens or Swiss that wouldn’t need a visa. Find out more specific information on moving to Nuremberg in this article.

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From moving your household goods to obtaining a residence and work permit, this guide offers you a range of practical tips on the necessary steps to move to Germany. It outlines important factors, including healthcare, education, housing, and other essential requirements for moving to Germany.

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Relocating to Nuremberg

About the City

With approximately 0.5 million inhabitants in 2013, Nuremberg is the fourteenth largest city in Germany, the second largest in Bavaria, and the largest in Franconia (the term for the eastern part of the ancient German Duchy of Franconia). It is situated on the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal and the Pegnitz River, and is approximately 100 kilometers north of Munich. Nuremberg is an important industrial city, with many multinational organizations covering everything from toy manufacturing to engineering.

The Climate in Nuremberg

Like much of Western Europe, Nuremberg has an oceanic climate. However, due to its inland location and high altitude, it varies slightly from the climate across the rest of Bavaria. As such, expatriates moving to Nuremberg can expect warm, dry summers, with average temperatures up to around 25°C. Although the summer is usually dry, Nuremberg is known to experience some rainfall in July.

The winter months, however, can be more diverse, and usually bring a mix of mild and colder weather with temperatures anywhere between −3°C and 4°C. Precipitation is spread evenly throughout the winter months.

Visas for Germany

As an expatriate moving to Nuremberg, you may need a visa. This depends on your nationality, as due to the fact that Germany is a full member of the European Union, expatriates that are EU/EEA citizens or Swiss do not need a visa to move to Nuremberg in order to live and work there. However, they do need to register their presence with the local authorities if they wish to stay for more than 90 days, but this is just a formality.

However, citizens of new EU member states like Croatia, as well as citizens from third countries, will need to apply for a visa and a residency permit. You can do so via your nearest German embassy or consulate, and this process should be started well in advance of your move to Nuremberg, as the period of time it takes to be granted will vary on a case by case basis.

For more information on German visas and residence permits, please refer to our corresponding articles.

Updated on: June 30, 2015
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