municipality in Bavaria, Germany

Stein, also referred to as "Stein bei Nürnberg" is in Franconia, Germany, bordering Nuremberg to the south and located in the county of Fürth. Stein has a bit under 15 000 inhabitants.


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.

Get inEdit

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.

By planeEdit

From Nuremberg Airport (NUE IATA) take the U-Bahn U2 to 2 Röthenbach and bus number 63 or 64 from there.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Stein bei Nürnberg

The local bus lines 63 and 64 link the town to the U-Bahn and cover most of it every five to ten minutes on weekdays.


the Faber castle
  • 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, +49 911 688 35-0. 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€.


  • 1 Faber-Castell Shop, Nürnberger Str. 2, +49 911 99650. Selling all the products of the famous pencil-maker, some of them surprisingly high scale and expensive.





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