The medieval city of Nuremberg is located on the Danube-Main Canal and is a highlight of cruises on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Nuremburg is a common start and/or finishing point of river cruises, so you may have time before or after your cruise to explore the city on your own. Featured destinations include Nuremberg Castle, the 900-year-old ramparts surrounding the city, the house of artist Albrecht Dürer, Notre Dame and Town Hall, all part of the Old Town, known as "Alstadt"; You can also take a WWII tour, visit the Coliseum, and the Nazi Parade Ground and Justice Palace. In December, the traditional Christmas markets dress the Hauptmarkt central square in lively colors and festive lights. Other stops on these river cruises might include Austria, Hungary, Romania, or other eastern European countries.