The city of
Nürnberg - Nuremberg - will always be closely connected to
German history - for good and for bad. Anyhow most visitors
today come to Nürnberg for many other reasons than visiting
its historical spots.
streets in the old part of Nürnberg are liberated from car traffic and ideal for relaxed shopping.
tourists come to Nürnberg for business reasons - visiting the
big exhibition centre Nürnberg Messe and the great yearly
fairs, conferences and expos like Brau Beviale, Spielwarenmesse,
Biofach and Embedded World.
visitors come to Nürnberg to see its famous football team FC
these visitors never even take to chance to see the old town
of Nürnberg which is actually a shame since the old town of Nürnberg
has a charming atmosphere that easily can help to calm down
the stress of a long day at the exhibition centre.
- the toy museum near the main market of Nürnberg
Most of the
old town centre - Altstadt - is surrounded by four kilometre
long city wall and this part is far the most
charming part of Nürnberg.
Nürnberg tourists also try to catch a hotel room in this
quiet part of the city. Especially along the Königsstrasse -
the entrance of the old town - there is a high concentration
of hotels. Anyhow it can - during the larger events - be very
difficult to find a free hotel room in Nürnberg at all.
streets in Altstadt are pedestrian ways and it is highly recommendable
to take a walk there seeing some of the many
churches and other historical buildings. The centre offers
especially many churches - among them the protestant Sankt
Lorenzkirche build in the period of 1250 - 1477 which is worth
a visit because of its interesting art.
Brunnen - The Beautiful Well - on the Haubtmarkt - The
Main Market - were it is possible to buy vegetable
fruit, cheese etc. In the background one of the many
has an old a reputation for producing high quality toys for
children and of course the city also has a museum for this - Speilzeugmuseum.
Although there are few spots for children to play in this museum
it is important to stress that it is mainly a museum
- not an amusement park. The toys are placed in strict order
and the museum is especially interesting for collectors and
others with interest in this area.
has the charm of an old town centre it is no secret that great
parts of it are reconstructions. Nürnberg paid the
historical price for being an important part of the Nazi period of Germany and the city was almost a ruin after the
It is still
possible to see some of the historical places where the great Nazi
meetings took place. The so-called Reichsparteitaggelände is situated very close to the exhibition centre - Nürnberg
Messe and the Frankenhalle - the congress centre. This is the
placed were Hitler held some of his most famous speeches in
and area with space for up to 50.000 participants.
also hosted the Nürnberg Process ending this sad period of
information about Nürnberg can is to be found on Nürnberg
Online - the official city information site. See also the Wikipedia
description of the city and the homepage of FC
Nürnberg. Se also advices about how to find a hotel
in Nürnberg, if you plan to go there. Don't forget to
book your hotel very soon if you go in a season for a big fair
city wall of Nürnberg has 67 towers and surrounds
most of the old city centre