Nuremberg is Bavaria’s second largest city behind Munich. One thing that has been confirmed by Nurembergers and even Non-Nurembergers is, It is a great place to live. As the so called “organic capital of Germany”, It ranked as one of the best cities where you can find a high quality of life coupled with the lowest possible costs. This city has endeavored a lot for the possibilities of Bio-living. For example, transforming grey dormant, wasteland areas into places that are thriving and growing, where organic fruit and vegetables can be collectively grown.
People who move here are pretty much attracted by this kind of lifestyle that could enhance their quality of life as well. Finding apartments and settling down in Nuremberg seems to be a good way for those who demand a healthier and environment-friendly life.
Life in Nuremberg is never boring. It has many Bavarian traditions which the local people are proud of. For example, during December, at the traditional Christmas market on the Hauptmarkt, there is a popular meeting place for everyone, where you can taste the authentic Bavarian food and drink the best beer in Germany, like the unique Elisen Lebkuchen and of course the original Nuremberg grilled sausage, which Goethe also liked and brought back to Weimar.
The city also knows how to celebrate. You’ll find the famous festivals during the day and the coolest clubs in the night. For sporty people, you can join many major sport events, such as cycling, tennis, touring cars and track and field athletics all held this year.
The cost for renting an apartment in Nuremberg depends mainly on the size of the apartments. For a one bedroom apartment in the city centre the average rent falls between €500-€800 per month, while a two bedroom one will cost around €500-€650 per month. If you are looking for a bigger apartment for family-living in the city centre, you’ll encounter 3 bedroom apartments with the average monthly rent starting from €900 upwards to €1600. To save your expense, you might need to consider apartments out of the city centre, which costs likely €700-€1500 per month. And of course there is also a difference in rental prices in terms of different neighborhoods.
There are many neighborhoods in Nuremberg which are suitable for living. The old district has spacious public squares lined with eateries and bars together with many local shops. The old town Nuremberg is bursting with character and home to many historic buildings.
The Egidienviertel district is situated on the eastern side of the Altsatdt and is known for its historic Baroque-style church. Each neighborhood has its own characteristics and with a sense of German traditions. Rent an apartment in these neighborhoods located close to the city centre will definitely cost you more than those in the periphery areas.
Nuremberg is a popular city among students. The Friedrich-Alexander University, which is a public university in the cities of Erlangen and Nuremberg, has a population of 39,868 students. It makes Nuremberg popular city to live, also meaning that accommodation here is in high demand but often in short supply. Students can apply the dorms from the university but there is always a long wait list every semester, so most of them just look for an apartment by themselves. Students would like to share an apartment together to reduce the expense on accommodation, which is also a good way to get to know new friends. If you are flexible in commute, you’ll have a better chance of finding a cheaper apartment in the surrounding areas. It might be a bit far from the city centre, but with the connection through the transport system it shouldn't bother you that much.