Very close to the White Tower at the beginning of Ludwigsplatz, like a gate tower was where the oldest part of the fortification was. Three shields decorate the facade; two coats of Nuremberg and the other the imperial eagle holding two lions. In front, the fountain full of figures, designed by Jurgen Weber in 1984, the "Carousel of marriage" represents both men and animals, showing both positive and negative sides of every marriage. At night its photogenic as its colorfully illuminated, but with so many people, it's hard to photograph it well.
A different way to discover the medieval city of Nuremberg is in a carriage. In one of the cobbled streets that shape it's main square, after the Church of Our Lady (if you are looking just to the left), it will be easy to find a carriage. Enjoy the main tourist attractions in your warm cabin without fear of it turning into a pumpkin, not because of the carriage not being hexed, but of course because they don't work until twelve o'clock. However the magical thing is the price. An adult return is €3.50, €2 for children, a reasonable price, especially if we consider that we are in Bavaria, probably one of the most expensive regions of Germany. But something particularly beautiful, are the huge horses that pull the carriages. Some brave people were petting them on the street, I would not be so bold. Do not mess with animals, especially if they weigh four times more than you.
The Nuremberg Tourist Information Office is modern and large building designed to provide general and cultural information about the city. It's located in front of the station and below the medieval round tower. Opening hours are from Mon-Sat 9-19:00 and Sun 10-16.00.
There's another office in the Hauptmarkt with longer opening hours: Mon-Sat 9-18:00 May to October and Sun from 10-16:00. During the Christmas Market, it opens Mon-Sat. 9-19:00 and Sun 10-19:00. They give out free maps.