Bratwurst and gingerbread. I prefer the sweet pastries – but a lot of them.Älgbert Elgson
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Nuremberg was first mentioned in a document in 1050 and has since experienced a varied and important history. Very early on, the city was given market, coin and customs rights from the neighboring city of Fürth, which contributed to the city’s upswing.
After the destruction in the conflict between Emperor Heinrich IV and his son Heinrich V, the defensive strength of the city was increased and the city walls, which still enclose the old town of Nuremberg today, were built.
The Nuremberg Castle is one of the most important and historical castles in Germany. THE castle is actually wrong, because it consists of two separate castles with different uses and histories.
The settlement of Nuremberg likely began on and around the castle hill, as excavations show.
Today a museum is housed in the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg. If you would like to find out more about this museum, please click on this link here.
The main market is the largest open space in the old town of Nuremberg. The weekly market always takes place here on weekdays, where the people of Nuremberg can mainly buy fresh food from the area.
At the main market there is also the so-called „Schöne Brunnen“ and opposite the famous Frauenkirche with the so-called „Männleinlauf“ from 1509, which every day at 12:00 o’clock punctually lets tourists point their cameras into the sky towards the church tower.
In addition, events take place regularly on this square. Such as the „Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt“, which is known beyond the national borders. If you want to find out more about the Christmas market in Nuremberg, all you have to do is click on the link.
The buildings still preserved today are silent witnesses of the most inglorious times in Nuremberg.
The NSDAP began holding its party congresses in Nuremberg very early on. This was to draw a continuous historical line from the emperors of the Middle Ages to the Führer. Another expression of this deliberate falsification and control of history were the many gigantic building projects that had to be built by thousands upon thousands of forced laborers under unimaginable circumstances throughout the so-called Third Reich. A huge area was therefore planned for Nuremberg for future Nazi party rallies and other political events. Due to the war, many of the construction projects were either never started or were no longer completed.
Today the unfinished construction of the congress hall with the attached museum „Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds“ and the grandstand at the zeppelin field are still standing.
How to get there?
The main train station is only a 15-minute walk from the heart of the old town and can therefore be easily reached on foot. Everywhere in the city there are also enough parking garages to be able to arrive directly by car. The bus traffic in the city is also clearly laid out and very tightly timed, even on weekends, so that nothing stands in the way of a visit on foot and public transport.
Nuremberg is a beautiful city with a medieval core. Unfortunately, this was very badly damaged in the Second World War, so that today you can often only see copies of the old patrician houses. Nevertheless, a day trip to Nuremberg, even without the Christmas market, is recommended.
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