This house (the one in the center of the photo) is now a museum showing the reconstructed living and working quarters of the great artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). There are no original Dürer paintings here, but a number of copies and reproductions, and a lot of information about his life and career.
And about how he mixed his paint, for example. You wouldn’t believe all the things he mixed in to get the colors he wanted. Suffice it to say some of them smelled pretty bad.
Admission to Dürer’s house costs € 6.00 for adults (as of 2022), but there are hefty reductions for various categories, such as anyone under 18, students, people doing volunteer work, and now also for refugees who are enrolled in an integration course.
Included in the admission fee is the use of an audio guide, on which Dürer’s wife, Agnes Dürer, explains the various rooms of the house and what went on there while she and her husband were alive. I have only heard the German version, but the audio guide is also available in English, French, Italian and Japanese.
These narrations are very nicely done, I must admit, but if you are as impatient as I am you might find some of them a bit long-winded. In this case just push the STOP button on the audio guide, go on to the next room and type in the number of the recording for that room.
If you intend to go to more than one museum in Nürnberg on the same day, by all means ask about a combination ticket. Often it is possible to visit two or more museums for the price of one.
My photos in this post are from 2005. I revised the text in 2022.
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