- The current town's built over a Roman settlement (named Bauconica Nova). In 742 AD, the town (as Nierstein) was first mentioned in a donation document.
- The amateur palaeontologists Arnulf (father) and Harald (son) Stapf built the Palaontologisches Museum Nierstein, housing rare footprints of amphibians, reptiles and insects from Permian period (47 million years ago), along with unique fossils from around the world. Since some of these specimens are truly unique, the museum is visited also by many renown international specialists.
- Town economy's 2nd largest contributor is tourism, mainly cyclists, hikers and day tourists. The town has 7 hotels and over 20 guesthouses, most of which are in renovated wineries.
The Nierstein cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Nierstein, Germany.
If you lose the Nierstein location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.