NUREMBERG – A CITY WITH MANY HISTORY
Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria and every corner of the city tells the story of a long and eventful history. Every corner has something new to discover and every visit to the city is different. Those who are interested in art, culture and history will not be disappointed and every trip, whether a weekend trip or a family holiday, is worthwhile.
A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF THE CITY
If you want to get to know Nuremberg, you should start at one of the most historical places: the Kaiserburg. Nuremberg soon became one of the most important places in the German territory of the Roman Empire and so on the strategically favorable point, the castle rock, a fortification and later the castle was built. In the following centuries, city and castle became more and more important. Today you will find here among other things, the Kaiserburgmuseum, the well house with the deep well and the characteristic Sinwellturm. But also in the old town on both sides of the river Pegnitz there is a lot to see. If you like being in the thick of things, you can choose from the many guest houses and hotels in the city center of Nuremberg. Recommended would be, for example, the Pension Franconia City or the 3-star Hotel Deutscher Kaiser, which is a beautiful Nuremberg-style building.
From there you have it not far to the sights of Nuremberg’s old town. The St. Sebald part of the old town, north of the Pegnitz, is home to, for example, the beautiful late-Romanesque St. Sebald’s Church with its sumptuous interior or the Gothic Frauenkirche, which houses many medieval works of art. In the second part, St. Lawrence, there is the Jakobsplatz, where there are two churches: the Gothic St. Elisabeth and the Romanesque St. Jacob’s Church. Here you will also find one or the other hotel nearby and so does not have to walk long to discover Nuremberg.
And who is interested in German history, should not miss the Palace of Justice. Here took place between 1945 and 1949, the trials against the war crimes of World War II. You can get even further into the past with a visit to the Documentation Center Reichsparteigeländes . Here took place from 1933 to 1939 the party congress of the NSDAP.
If that’s too much history lessons, you can just look at the city’s many fountains or let yourself be amazed by the magnificent façade of the old town hall.
MORGENS CULTURE, AFTERNOON SHOPPING, EVENING WELLNESS
Lovers of museum and Co. will not be bored in Nuremberg. The Germanic National Museum is probably the most well-known in Nuremberg and a must for every museum-goer. Over a million objects are on display here that impressively represent the history of art and culture in German-speaking countries. From paintings to sculptures and furniture to toys, you can find any kind of object and a single visit to the museum is not enough to see everything. Once you have been spellbound, you keep coming back. Fortunately, there are hotels of all kinds around the most important museum in Nuremberg, such as the Drei Raben , so that you can immerse yourself in the morning after breakfast in the past of the German-speaking world.
Other beautiful museums of the city are the Tucherschloss, in which an exhibition on the life of the Nuremberg merchant families can be viewed, or the Albrecht Dürer House . The former home and workplace of the famous artist is now a museum and represents the life of Dürer lively.
If you have enough of museums, then let off steam during a shopping trip. Taking the Lorenzkirche as a starting point, you can choose between Karolinenstraße, Brunnengasse and Breite Gasse. These three are the city’s most famous and popular shopping streets and offer a wide variety of well-known and unknown shops.
However, if you do not opt for any of the three streets and stroll along the Königsstraße, you quickly reach the Handwerkerhof. Here you can get to know shopping of a completely different kind. As you walk in, you are greeted by scents of gingerbread and other local delicacies that are prepared and made on site. Here you can watch craftsmen doing leather processing, pottery or glass grinding and take home an extraordinary souvenir.
And if you need a bit of relaxation and well-being after the extensive shopping tour, you do not have to look far in Nuremberg. Oases of relaxation and wellbeing are scattered throughout the city, but especially in the old town you can find spas, beauty salons and massage institutes. If you want to be pampered from morning to night, you can also book a night at the spa hotel. Nuremberg is very popular in the Sheraton Carlton Nuremberg , where you can fully recharge your energy reserves in the hotel’s own spa with its extensive range.
EVERYONE CAN EXPERIENCE THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE CITY
Since not all holidaymakers travel alone or as a couple, Nuremberg also has much to offer for families. A family-friendly hotel like the NH Nürnberg City Center can be found quickly and you can go exploring with the youngsters in your luggage.
Most children like to be out in the open air, and what better place for a break from the bustle of the city than a beautiful city park. One of the most beautiful is the Volkspark Marienberg. It is laid out in the English style and offers many play and climbing opportunities for the little ones and relaxation points for the adults.
If you want to see other animals besides frogs and squirrels, you should not miss the Tiergarten of Nuremberg. As it has been partially integrated into the adjacent forest, it is very natural, and while you marvel at countless birds, reptiles and mammals, you have to deal with so many hills.
Nuremberg offers its visitors a full program throughout the year. Two weeks before Easter, the Spring Festival starts with the famous Trempelmarkt, where you can find almost everything. In the summer months, the city often hosts music events such as Rock in the Park in June or the Classic Open Air Festival in July to August.
Those who prefer to convince themselves of winter magic, should not miss the world-famous Nuremberg Christmas market. The whole city floats in a sea of lights and on every corner it smells of gingerbread.
Nuremberg is also magical at the turn of the year. The city is colorful at night and brightly lit, it feels like you have traveled to another city. And if you really want to spend New Year’s Eve, check out the fireworks display at midnight from the Theodor-Heuss-Brücke or even from the Kaiserburg and end the year in beautiful Nuremberg.
Nuremberg is one of the most popular destinations among travelers.
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