Nürnberg in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany, is located on the river Pegnitz and on the Rhein-Main–Donau Canal in Franken (Franconia), 170 km from München. It’s the 2nd-largest city in Bavaria, pop.: ~520,000, making it Germany’s 14-largest city. The urban area also includes Fürth, Erlangen, and Schwabach, with a total population of 763,854. By 2016, the “European Metropolitan Area Nürnberg” had ~3.5 million inhabitants.