Bavaria’s second-largest city attracts many travelers, not only for its beauty, rivers, and beautiful historic center. It is an interesting point for those who arrive in Frankfurt and want to visit other important cities like Bamberg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, in addition to offering some very special attractions.
We have selected five places in Nuremberg for the traveler who wants to visit this charming city, with a lot of history and curiosities.
For travelers interested in World War II, this is one of the attractions within this theme in Nuremberg. The visit to the site allows the traveler to get an idea of the power that the National Socialist Party of German Workers, represented by the figure of Adolf Hitler, possessed. Party rallies were held here.
Currently, within this location, we find the Documentation Center (Dokumentationszentrum or Dokuzentrum), with a permanent exhibition, with an especially educational character, which tries to elucidate the causes that brought the Nazi party to power and its terrible consequences, in addition to other exhibitions.
Memorium Nürnberger Prozesse
It was here, the “Court Room 600”, the stage for one of the most important scenes in the world history of the 20th century, the high-ranking trial of the National Socialist Party of German Workers. The museum follows a timeline, where it addresses the barbarities sponsored by the Nazi regime, the fall of the latter, and, finally, details about the judgment of each of the party leaders and the impact of this remarkable event around the world.
On the first floor of the building, and at the end of the exhibition, it is then possible to visit the “Court Room 600”, where this trial took place, conducted by the International Military Court. The courtroom is preserved and still active today.
Christmas Market (Nürnberger Kinderweihnacht)
At the Hauptmarkt, the square in front of the Frauenkirche, there is the Nürnberger Kinderweihnacht, the Christmas market in Nuremberg. This is Germany’s most traditional Christmas market, with its first entry written in 1628. Beginning in late November, and ending on December 24th.
The traveler who is in the city during this period will be able to know this unique event, with its variety of handmade objects, gifts, typical food, and drinks, in addition to the thrilling opening monologue on the first day of the event.
The Church of Our Lady in Nuremberg had its construction completed in 1362. Due to the great bombing suffered in Nuremberg during World War II, it was largely destroyed, being rebuilt in 1953.
In its spectacular Gothic facade, we have the Männleinlaufen, the mechanical clock that stages the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, seated around musicians, with the elector princes dancing around him, celebrating the imperial decree entitled Golden Bull, by 1356.
In addition to the wealth of details of the sculptures on the facade, the interior of the church leaves nothing to be desired, its interior houses a collection of numerous works of art from the Middle Ages.
The imperial castle of Nuremberg dates back to the beginning of the 12th century, and is one of the symbols of the power of the Holy Roman Empire, remaining to this day crowning Nuremberg from the top of the city. The medieval complex spanned centuries, hosted several kings and emperors, and today it is open for visitation, with permanent exhibitions.
After the city of Nuremberg was heavily bombed during World War II, the castle suffered major damage, but as soon as the war ended, reconstruction of the castle began, through a project by Rudolf Esterer, which aimed at the “creative preservation of the monument “.
EXTRA: For the traveler who is in Nuremberg, a visit to the Faber-Castell palace, in the city of Stein is a great tour option! To learn more about the history of the palace, company, and Faber-Castell family, check out our interview here, and an exclusive visit to this wonderful place!
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