What to See in Nuremberg
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The first city that I have visited in Germany was Nuremberg. For some reason I was always avoiding this country even though it has so much to offer. And since my visit it is on top of my list. So, let`s find out what to see in Nuremberg and what you can do while you are visiting.
The city has a complex history. If you are a history buff then this is where you can relive some moments from the past, since this is where the Nazi rallies were held.
THINGS TO SEE IN NUREMBERG OLD TOWN
Once you arrive to Nuremberg most of the time you would like to be in the Old Town because all the main sites are located here. The gate to the Old Town is located opposite the Train Station. Just next to the entrance is a small walk to Frauentorturm, a nice spot to start your sightseeing. Inside you can see small cafes and shops.
NUREMBERG FOOD AND BEER
We arrived in Nuremberg in the afternoon so we were quite hungry. The first thing that was in my mind was to find a good place to eat. I am not a foodie myself and I am addicted to MacDonald`s food so this time I thought to give the local cuisine a try. The local dish is the Franconian Schauferle which is actually a pork shoulder and it is too much for one person to eat, so consider sharing it with someone. Another great local dish is the Nurnberg bratwurst and it goes perfect with some local beer.
Heilig-Geist-Spital or Hospital of the Holy Spirit
I really liked the Heilig-Geist-Spital. This place is not only attractive because of its beautiful architecture but it is also important because it is one of the oldest private medicine practices. This was one of the largest hospitals for the elderly in the Middle Ages.
Frauenkirche, St. Lorenz church and St. Sebaldus church
For such a small town, Nuremberg has some of the most beautiful churches. Frauenkirche also known as the Church of Our Lady is on the eastern side of the main market. St. Lorenz church is one of the main attractions in the city and inside can be found some of the most important works of art.
Open Air Market
Nuremberg is also famous for its open air markets the whole year around. But, during Christmas time Nuremberg is the home of one of the most beautiful fairytale Christmas Markets. Next time I am going to Nuremberg it will be around this holiday for sure.
At the tallest part of Nuremberg sits the Imperial Castle. The castle is one of the most important imperial palaces from the Middle Ages and since 2013 we are able to visit some of the historical rooms. What I was surprised to find out is that there is a Youth Hostel at the Imperial castle which means you can stay in and for a bit feel like royalty. You can check the prices and the opening hours here.
A Stroll in Weißgerbergasse
One of the prettiest streets in Nuremberg is Weißgerbergasse which is close to the castle. The houses are colorful and look cheerful so once you are there you would really appreciate the fact if you take a stroll here. Just wander the streets and take lots of photos.
Meet Albrecht Durer
Nuremberg is the home of Albrecht Durer, a forward thinking painter, widely known to be among the first artists who painted self-portraits and for his Apocalypse series from 1498. Even though the city was destroyed during the World War II, Albrecht Durer `s house remained undamaged. If you have time visit his house and see some of his most famous paintings and learn some facts.
Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds
If you want to learn more about the German past head to the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds and see special exhibitions about all the mass events of the Nazi. This is a museum that is placed in the Congress Hall. The building resembles the Colosseum and it remains unfinished.
If you want to visit the museum you can find all the information here.
There are many small villages on the Romantic Road in Germany and I know the hustle to try to visit them all, especially if you are pressed with time. I had 3 days in Nuremberg and I think it was not enough.
Tip!!! If you are traveling on budget or if you want to be smart traveler I suggest you get the Nurnberg Card. You can use the card to enter all museums and attractions and you can travel for free on all public transport not only in Nuremberg but also in Furth and Stein too.
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