Stein is home to world-famous pencils. Since Medieval times, several pencil mills have existed that gave rise to the current pencil industry. Faber Castell has its company headquarters in Stein, though most of the actual manufacturing is done in Brazil nowadays.
While an extension of Nuremberg U2 towards downtown Stein was a part of the original 1960s and 70s plans for the U-Bahn and repeatedly talked about since, empty municipal coffers and fears on the part of the city of Stein about running costs outstripping the yearly budget have kept those a pipe dream for the last decades. As such you will have to change to a bus for public transit access to most points of interest.
By public transitEdit
Buses and local trains are part of the VGN Verkehrsverbund. The train station 1 Nürnberg-Stein is not really close to downtown (in fact it is not even inside the municipal boundaries) and you'll likely have to take the bus from there.
- 1 Faber castle, Rednitzstraße (parking access via Nürnberger Straße). The Faber castle (Faberschloss) has been built in the 19th and early 20th century mostly in the neorenaissance style, in the newer parts in neoromantic style.
- 1 Kristall Palm Beach, Albertus-Magnus-Straße 29, 90547 Stein, ☏ . Sun through Thu 9am-10pm, Fri and Sat until 12am, Friday after 7pm bathing without clothing. a fun bath with many pools, solariums, saunas, how whirl-pools, an open air area and five chutes two hours without sauna: 15€; 4 hour ticket without sauna: 18€; day ticket without sauna: 21€ sauna surcharge: 5€.