Museum Tucherschloss und Hirsvogelsaal

Museum Tucherschloss und Hirsvogelsaal

Museum Tucherschloss und Hirsvogelsaal
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This museum brings to life the world of Nuremberg's 16th century merchant families. The collection, which is owned by the patrician Tucher family, includes valuable furniture, tapestries, paintings and handicrafts. The picturesque Renaissance garden is the perfect setting for a picnic and offers a spectacular view of the Hirsvogel Hall (built in 1534, destroyed in 1945, restored in 2001). Magnificent wall paneling by Peter Flotner, the famous ceiling painting by Durer's student Georg Pencz and busts of the 12 first Roman emperors make the Hall one of Germany's most beautiful Renaissance interiors. On Sundays, Katharina Tucher (played by an actress) offers guided tours of the mansion.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Altstadt - St. Sebald
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  • Rathenauplatz • 5 min walk
  • Wöhrder Wiese • 8 min walk
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,018 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
The Tucher Mansion was a true house museum. Almost completely destroyed during World War Two, the grand patrician residence was rebuilt in the 1960s, and the 16th and 17th Century tapestries, portraits and furnishings, which the family had rescued, put back in place. The Tuchers made their first fortunes in the spice, textile and fur trades, plus mining and smelting, expanding into brewing in the 19th Century. The Tucher Brewery remains Nürnberg’s second largest; the name adorns umbrellas set over terrace tables in front of pubs. Although the family was only granted noble status in 1815, the lifestyle reflected in the museum was anything but typical middle class. They clearly appreciated fine craftsmanship, whether in tapestries or tableware. The museum’s Renaissance Garden made a pleasant spot to take a break from sightseeing, although the decidedly contemporary sculptures placed around it clashed with the mood. Several looked like assemblages of breasts.
Written 29 June 2022
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,980 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There are two separate 16th-century buildings to enjoy here. The larger is the home of the patrician Tucher family, which showcases 16th-century upper class life. The smaller, is a magnificent banquet hall built by the Hirsvogel family. This lovely gem of a museum is within the old city, but outside the main tourist thoroughfares.
Written 30 November 2020
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alicia_taylor86
Yorkshire, UK96 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Afraid this is rather lacklustre and dull. Nothing to really get your teeth into, and as everything is restored post war there is no real sense of history there. Everything is new and it feels it.
Written 21 November 2019
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JohnUK
London, UK1,102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Only 8 minutes from the centre of town but seemingly unknown to the thousands of tourists. A fantastic wealthy persons mansion with works of art. All labels in English and a useful booklet given to visitors. Photography allowed. Open limited days and times. Our best visit in the city.
Written 12 November 2019
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twowardspain
Barbarroja, Spain206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Most of the museums in Nuremburg are closed on Mondays, but thankfully, this interesting little place is open. As with almost all of the places we visited in Nuremburg, the history of both the city and the house is well documented, beautifully displayed and extremely interesting. The photographs and commentary dealing with the bombing and then reconstruction of the mansion were fascinating. Both buildings have their individual stories and are well worth a couple of hours' viewing.
Written 25 September 2018
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cordyroy
Mobile, AL2,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
A very interesting look into the history of a still prominent Nuremberg family. They were wealthy merchant princes from the 15th century. In fact they have recently paid for refurbishment of the Viet Stoss Annunciation carving which they commissioned in the 1400's! Lots of interesting family history here. The Scholss was almost totally destroyed at the end of WWII but the family rebuilt it in the original style.
Written 15 September 2018
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Jenny H
Williamsburg, VA566 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Friends
After visiting Nuremburg many times and enjoying the city, a little adventure towards the university yielded the Tucher mansion. Some of the interpretation is in English. The house is about a 30-45 minute stop. While we walked, there is a nearby u-bahn stop. It looks like it would be a good place to host an event (grounds and hall). The rooms that one can visit are largely tables. When I asked why there were three rooms for eating (progressively grander), an office desk, and no bedrooms, I was told that the merchant used the space more for entertaining and actually resided 10 km away.
Written 10 June 2018
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architecture_addict
Paris29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Solo
Tucher Haus is a gem of a mansion worth visiting both for its architecture and the history showcased inside. It is well worth a visit and you can get a one-day card in the museum that allows you to visit Fembo Haus and the Toy museum as well on the same day. Tucher and Fembo between them put life in Nuremberg (for the patrician families running it during the late Middle-Ages and Renaissance) into understandable context. There is a lovely little Renaissance garden between Tucher and Hirsvogel Hall next to it (and included in the price of entry). Bring a sandwich and drink and lunch there on a fine day before moving on to Fembo in the afternoon. Tucher is open Monday and Sunday all day and Thursday afternoons.
Written 7 August 2017
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fabauthor
London, UK97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017
If you've seen a few mansion style houses,there's no need to hold-out for this one. Not a lot to see here and you could whiz around it in 10 minutes. Unique wooden statues can be found outside in the garden however.
Written 27 June 2017
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania35,323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
The house where use to live a rich german family in ancient times.Old furniture,old tapestries,old paintings,interesting architecture.Hirsvogel Hall is a wonderful ball room placed in a separate building.It's completely empty,not even a piece of furniture,but it's very nice painted,including the ceiling.
Written 9 December 2016
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