If you are a history buff, you’ve come to the right place! Nuremberg, the second largest city of Bavaria, is so much more than Third Reich history, Nazi Trials and WWII memorabilia: from the undeclared capital of the Holy Roman Empire and the preferred residence of most German kings, to a magnet for famous artists like Albrecht Dürer and to a powerhouse in Germany’s industrial revolution in the 19th century, Nuremberg had them all. Even Martin Luther wrote about the city: ”it shines throughout Germany like a sun among the moon and stars.” Stroll in the old town through narrow streets, along the city walls, and admire the old timbered houses seen every step of the way.
At Hauptmarkt, notice the ornate Gothic church Frauenkirche, where daily the crowds gather to see the clock’s figures enact a spectacle called the Little Men Dancing, and wonder at the golden ring of the Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain). According to legend, the two golden seamless rings were made by an apprentice of the blacksmith who made the iron protection around the gothic fountain, whose love was said to be as impossible as making said rings. Learn all about this and other legends, and know which rings to turn, to which direction. Come and understand exactly why and how Nuremberg got this well deserved fame.
Albrecht Dürers House
Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain)
The city’s history during the Middle Ages
The famous artists that shaped the city
Nuremberg Castle and its fascinating history
Third Reich history and the Nuremberg Trials
The local breweries and beer gardens and its most famous dish, the Nuremberg sausages with Sauerkraut