Sights of Nuremberg
Before World War II, Nuremberg had the largest architectural complex in Germany, but after the war, many unique buildings were destroyed. However, these days there is still something to surprise the tourist. Beautiful medieval defensive walls, the Old Town, the reconstruction of the Kaiserburg castle, the Gothic Cathedral of St. Lorenz, as well as the famous Fountain of Virtues and many other sights, which we will tell you today.
Kaiserburg – the main fortress of Nuremberg
Kaiserburg – a medieval fortress, which for a long time served as the main defensive point of the city. She survived many wars and bombing, but still reached our days and received the status of one of the best attractions of the city. Keyzarburg is a complex of buildings, which includes the Imperial Palace, the castle and a small park. Throughout the territory there are many interesting places: the old chapel, a large well and the longest fortress wall in Nuremberg, 5 km away! Be sure to visit Kaiserburg, especially at Christmas, when the fair opens and branded gingerbread cookies are baked according to a secret recipe.
Albrecht Dürer’s House – Famous Landmark
Come see the house-museum of one of the most famous inhabitants of Nuremberg – Albrecht Dürer. This man is an outstanding artist of the Renaissance. His house is located in the center of the Old Town near the Imperial Castle. Now it houses a museum dedicated to the life and work of the artist, as well as original etchings, prints and paintings by Dürer. Special attention of tourists is attracted by the demonstration of techniques and tricks of Albrecht Dürer during the creative process.
The territory of the congresses of the party of Hitler. Nuremberg
This landmark causes controversial opinions and reviews. The fact is that here in the period from 1933 to 1938, the congresses of the party of Hitler “NSDAP” were held. The whole territory is built up with monumental buildings for Nazi mass events and gatherings. Nowhere in Germany are there so many examples of “Nazi architecture”.
Only in one wing of the unfinished Congress Hall you will find the largest permanent exhibition “Enchantment and Terror”, which takes you through the stages of raising the Nazi party, the facts of the Fuhrer, meetings of the Nazi Party, the German resistance and iconic documents of the Nuremberg process. By the way, the Congress building itself the hall is so large that 50,000 spectators could sit here without problems.
Museum of the Nuremberg process
This stunning museum was opened in 2010 in the east wing of the Palace of Justice. In the tour of this attraction you are invited to delve into the history of the Nuremberg process and learn more about the crimes of Nazi officials against peace and humanity, as well as their war crimes from 1945 to 1949. You can even walk through the courtroom, where the hearings took place and the sentence was read to the criminals.
Gold Star – Nuremberg Landmark
Nuremberg is famous for its fried pork sausages for the whole world! There is no better place in the whole city to enjoy the taste of this wonderful delicacy. Since 1419, the Golden Star Restaurant or “Zum Güldenen Stern” has been preparing its signature sausages for tourists and city residents. Traditional groovy music, interior design and attractions create an unforgettable atmosphere! Tourists simply adore this place and cannot imagine Nuremberg without a Golden Star.
Meat harvested by local butchers in a secret recipe. A long-standing tradition says that at least six sausages with sauerkraut and homemade horseradish potato salad are served per serving. According to the statute of the institution, all products used in cooking are grown on farms in Bavaria.
To Nuremberg for Christmas!
The Nuremberg Christmas market is one of the most popular fairs in Germany. Starting from the 16th century, the traditional market is located on the cobbled streets of the romantic Old Town. The organizers of the Christmas market are closely monitoring the observance of the age-old traditions and the decoration of wooden huts (no modern garlands, lasers and popular music are allowed!). Only hand-made items, candles and many other holiday preparations are welcome here.
Other sights of Nuremberg
Church of the Mother of God.
From far 1816, the Church of the Mother of God is the main temple of the city. The necessary resources for the construction of attractions were provided by the Emperor Charles IV, who was very fond of Gothic architecture. At the moment, the memo is one of the best representatives of this style in the world.
Church of St. Sibald
The Church of St. Sibald is one of the oldest in Europe. She was named after the patron saint of Nuremberg – the holy hermit named Sibald. Its construction was begun in the XI century with a small chapel, but already in the XIII century it acquired a modern look.