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  • General information

    Official language: German
    Time zone: UTC+2 (summer), UTC+1 (winter)
    Currency: Euro (EUR)

  • To the market

    During pre-Christmas time, on the main square of the city, there is taking place Nurnberger Christkindlesmarkt, a Christmas market. Each year around 2 million people visit it.

  • Instagram bridges

    The city is known for its breath-taking architecture, which can be perfectly capture from the bridges located in the centre. The one situated in the area of the old hospital Heilig-Geist-Spital is especially mobbed by photographers.

  • For views

    If you are into altitude and beautiful views, go to Sinnwell Tower located on the castle hill. In this building dated back to the second half of the 13th century, you will also find an interesting exhibition covering the subject of history of that place.

What’s worth seeing in Nuremberg?

Nuremberg, due to its pre-war history, for years had been infamous. Nowadays, it is starting to become an interesting touristic place, that’s not only worth visiting, but should on a must-see list while staying in Bavaria.

Enchanting, full of historical buildings and lovely bridges Nuremberg is the second biggest city in the region. It is recommended to start sightseeing from Nürnberg-Mitte – a vibrant city centre.  Even though during the Second World War the old town was destroyed in 90%, it was meticulously rebuilt. The old town catches the eye with beautiful roman-gothic and gothic churches of St. Lawrence (Lorenzkirche), St. Sebaldus (Sebalduskirche) and impressive, the 14th century Church of our Lady (Frauenkirche). From there, make your way towards seen in the distance castle hill, Kaiserburg, where you can feel the vibe of the medieval borough and admire the outstanding view of the city.

If you are into hand-made stuff, be sure to go to Handwerkerhof by Königstraße. Over there, in the shadow of a mighty tower, there are located small, traditional houses, where you can buy jewellery, pots, Christmas tree decorations, wooden toys, among others. Nuremberg also offers a vast range of museums. History lovers should start sightseeing from Ehemaliges Reichsparteitagsgelände, past facilities of Nazi party and ex Centre of Documentation of Third Reich. Fans of modern architecture and art can’t miss visiting the Neues Museum. At Albrecht-Dürer-Straße 39 there is a home of Albrecht Dürer, the most notable German artist of the Renaissance, which now serves as his museum. In its neighbourhood you can marvel at typical, picturesque Prussian architecture, for instance by Weissgerbergasse.

If you are feeling hungry, try local fast foods. Drei im Weckla, which are three white hot-dogs with mustard, can be bought at numerous food trucks in the city, but also in regional restaurants. During dinner time, get tempted by some traditional dishes, like pork hock, Franconian potato soup  (Frankische Kartoffelsuppe) or Nürnberger Rostbratwürste – barbecued 9-centimeters, thin sausages with sour cabbage, horseradish or potato salad (Kartoffel Salat). The best spots for food tasting are Zum Gulden Stern, which serves sausages since 1419, Behringer Bratwursthäusle in the old town and Albrecht Durer Stube by Altstadthof Braeustueberl.

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