“Nuremburg shines throughout Germany like a sun among the moon and stars,” mused Martin Luther about the great historic city.
For centuries Nuremberg was the closest thing the Holy Roman Empire had to a capital, because newly chosen German kings preferred to reside in at Nuremberg Castle. At the same time the city was home of science and invention and one of the most important trading centers in Europe. Nuremberg’s beautiful medieval architecture partly survived after World War II destruction. Walking the streets of the old town, you will easily imagine the Nuremberg of the times of Albrecht Dürer.
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Nuremberg used to serve as a stage for the Nazis activities. Hitler chose the city for its historical imperial fame to lavish his regime with more credibility. Thus the Nuremberg is closely associated with Nazism and its notorious dictator. To follow this horrible part of the world history, visit Zappelinfeld with the massive Zeppelintribüne where Hitler addressed the masses.
Sad reminder of the Nazi movement, it is still recognizable from the documentaries of those times. Being in Nuremberg you’ll have to see imposing Kongreßhalle (Congress Hall), the biggest edifice built during the Third Reich regime. Find out more about the Nazi crimes in Documentation Center, located in the north wing of the Congress Hall.
- Nuremberg Imperial Castle is one of the most important palaces of the Middle Ages. Built in 11th century, it used to house Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.
- Heilig-Geist-Spital or The Hospice of the Holy Spirit was built between 1332 and 1339 and served for old and needy people. One of the largest hospitals of the Middle Ages, now is a municipal senior citizens’ home.
- Albrecht-Dürer-Haus presents the workplace and residence of Albrecht Dürer, the greatest painter and printmaker of Nuremberg.
- City Walls surrounding Nuremberg, used to protect the town for centuries. A brick wall was built between 12th and 16th centuries and still exists in the length of 4 kilometers.
- Schöner Brunnen or “Beautiful Fountain” was built between 1389 and 1396. Forty stone figures of this marvelous fountain represent the world-view of the Holy Roman Empire.
- Toy Museum exhibits all kinds of toys: dolls, railways, wooden and metal toys. It will be interesting for the kids and adults.
There is so much to see and do in Nuremberg. In addition to its numerous historical and cultural sights, the town celebrates a number of the events, such as Altstadtfest, the “Old Town Festival” in September. Processions and concerts, delicious food and drinks attract over a million people each year. In May and September you should stroll the streets of the Old Town and buy something vintage on the Germany’s largest flea market. From the late spring until the end of 2010 celebrate the events dedicated to 175 years of Railway in Germany. The first German train started its journey in Nuremberg 175 years ago.
One of the great historic cities of Germany, Nuremberg is a magnet for tourists. Visit the great town and stay at the best hotel in Nuremberg at the lowest price possible. Find the best offers from our vast database at Booked.net