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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.

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Dear all, A summer full of major sport events begins this Friday. Let’s celebrate this fraternity spirit together by watching the opening game of the Euro 2024: Germany vs Scotland. We will meet u
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I'm happy to invite you to our next cocktail evening to the Bar Kings of Arms. This Bar is about 100 meter away from the white Tower (Weiße Turm). Please join us and chill out with like-minded membe

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