Nuremberg metro: map, photo, description
In combination with the Nuremberg city train, the metro forms the main public transport of the city and the surrounding region. It is the fourth largest metro in Germany, and more than 320 thousand passengers use its services every day..
The total length of the three operating lines of the Nuremberg metro is 36 km, and 46 stations are open for entry-exit and transfer of passengers, where all information is presented only in German.
Plans for the construction of a metro in Nuremberg originated in 1925, but the project was not even attempted due to technical complexity and lack of finance. In 1938, the authorities removed part of the tram tracks underground so that the parades of the National Socialists could take place without interference in the vacated squares. Only in 1963 the issue was returned and the city council approved the restructuring and development of the underground tram and the creation of a full-fledged metro in the city..
The modern subway of Nuremberg consists of three lines, mostly underground. The longest and most popular blue line is U1, with a journey time of about half an hour. It connects the north-east of the city with the south-west and its endpoints are the Langwasser district and the Fürth suburb clinic. The red line U2 is the most important for guests arriving in Nuremberg. It stretches from the south-west and connects this area of the city with the airport, the Main and Northeast stations and is the only way to change trains between stations for transit passengers using public transport..
The platforms of all Nuremberg metro stations have a standard 90-meter length and elevators so that disabled people and passengers with children have no problems with movement. The rest of the citizens can use escalators and stairs.
Lines U2 and U3 are fully automated and controlled by computers, and the U1 line will be transferred to this control mode in the coming years..
Opening hours of the Nuremberg metro
The stations open for passengers to enter at 4.40 in the morning and work mainly until 1.00 at night..
Nuremberg metro tickets
You can buy tickets and pay for travel in the Nuremberg subway at the machines at each station. It is advisable to use small money, since not all machines accept payment cards and give change from large bills. One single trip will cost up to 2.5 euros, depending on the tariff zone. The ticket is valid for 1 hour 45 minutes from the moment of purchase, and therefore it is more profitable to buy a ticket for 10 trips - 10.10 euros - or buy a day ticket solo. This ticket entitles you to unlimited travel throughout the day and costs about 5 euros.