bayernhafen Nürnberg is one of Europe’s most important freight transport and logistics centres. It efficiently links road, rail and inland waterway. The mix of industries at bayernhafen Nürnberg includes companies from the worlds of transport and logistics, freight handling, recycling, industry, trade, warehousing and transport-related service provision. Companies from the metropolitan region of Nuremberg and beyond use the port as a hub for importing and exporting goods.

Combined transport plays a major role: The CT terminal in bayernhafen Nürnberg acts as a container hub for the metropolitan region of Nuremberg. In addition, the heavy-lift expertise available in bayernhafen Nürnberg is a key factor for companies such as the Siemens Transformer Plant in Nuremberg. Transformers weighing hundreds of tonnes are loaded onto barge at bayernhafen Nürnberg to be sent to customers all around the globe.

hectares port area
More than
companies in the port
Handling by rail and water
Road journeys saved:
per year

Our high-performance infrastructure enables us to provide non-discriminatory and cost-effective access to the three equal modes of transport rail, road and inland waterway.

Should you experience any disruption or impediments when using our infrastructure, we can be reached around the clock via our location-wide hotline.

Central Disruption Management Infrastructure:
Tel.: +49 (0)911 632 31812 (24 hr)

Luftbild bayernhafen Nürnberg_05-2018 SÜD
Source: Bavaria Luftbild Verlags GmbH, Neufahrn b. Freising

The total water area in bayernhafen Nürnberg is 23.4 hectares.

Details of the docks:

  • Dock 1: 1190 m long / 100 m wide
  • Dock 2: 565 m long / 100 m wide
  • Heavy-lift /ro-ro dock 110 m long / 12 m wide
  • Dock with CT facilities: 115 m long / 25 m wide
  • Nominal depth: 3.50 m

Total shore length: 5,500 m

bayernhafen Nürnberg provides customers and the companies operating from its port a high-performance, partly electrified port railway infrastructure equipped with a signalling control centre, and rail track totaling 54 km (12.5 km of which electrified) in length. For block trains, the rail infrastructure is directly connected to DB’s long-distance network and, for single-wagon traffic, via Nuremberg’s marshalling yard.

Expansion work carried out at the port marshalling yard enables block trains with a length of 700 m to enter and leave the yard. Almost all land in the west and east parts of bayernhafen and all quayside facilities are linked by rail to the port railway system.

bayernhafen’s rail network comprises a total of 54 km in length, and is one of the most extensive publicly accessible rail networks in Bavaria. This infrastructure is increasingly used by rail transport companies and freight forwarders for environmentally efficient rail-bound transport logistics. The high-performance infrastructure is rounded off by a total of 132 points, one port signalling control centre and the CT terminal.

Contact person

Jürgen Christgau
COO, Head of Operation, Technic, Planning, Head of Railway Operations

News from Nuremberg


Rödl energie and BayWa AG to build LNG service station in bayernhafen Nürnberg

Nuremberg, 25.10.2019 – On Thursday, the long-standing bayernhafen resident, Rödl energie, and BayWa held the groundbreaking ceremony for their new […]

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A strong port for a strong metropolitan region

Nuremberg, 19 March 2019 – In 2018, bayernhafen Nürnberg and bayernhafen Roth, along with Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Regensburg and Passau, two […]

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Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands visits bayernhafen

Nuremberg, 08.02.2019 – Paul Ymkers has been the new Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for a number […]

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‘Childrens hapiness’ thanks to bayernhafen Nuremberg

Nuremberg, December 2018 – Once again this year bayernhafen Christmas motto is ‘donations not gifts’. bayernhafen Nürnberg decided to support […]

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Facts & figures

How did bayernhafen Nürnberg develop last year? Which goods did it handle most?
Find answers to these questions and the most important facts and figures here.

Cargo handling by inland waterway and rail 2018

Inland waterway


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bayernhafen Nürnberg

Hafen Nürnberg-Roth GmbH
Rotterdamer Straße 2
90451 Nürnberg

0911 64294-0
0911 64294-10

Contact persons

Alexander Ochs
Chief Executive Officer
Jürgen Christgau
COO, Head of Operation, Technic, Planning, Head of Railway Operations
Harald Hungerecker
Commercial Management
Leonhard Pieger
Land / Property Management
Elke Wechsler
Marketing and Corporate Communication
Michael März
Deputy Port Master, Crane Operations Scheduling, Purchasing / Material Storage
Martina Merkl
Management Assistant
Sennur Arslan
Meetings in the Port