Nördlingen Travel Guide

  • Yellow frame and wood supports
    Yellow frame and wood supports
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    Picture of the town
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    Church from a distance
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Nördlingen Things to Do

  • Reiks Crater Museum

    WE decided it was not worth going inside after seeing how small it was outside. The house is unique in architecture, and who knows about the museum? It is located in a cluster of houses and buildings that also has the city museum and Spitalkirche. It has visual display of the 15 mile circular crater that created the region depression, and a theory...

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  • Stadtmaurermuseum

    This museum is inside the tower of Lopsinger. It goes up four floors and is narrow on each level. The displays are somewhat good, but some also are just "filler" for the museum. Either way, for 2-3 Euro, it is worth dropping by 10-5 daily to take a peek. Entry is from the wall that passes through the tower

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  • Town Wall Pictures

    The most adventuresome and interesting thing to do is take a walk along the wall that goes for over 1 1/2 miles+. Many unique views of the town and the houses can be seen from that perspective and the pictures from top good.

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  • Turms-Towers & Gates and Defenses

    There are 5 main gates into/out of the town. All have a lot of charm and style all different a bit from the others. The main one in Lopsinger Tor that heads out to the highway east, and Deininger Tor going to another highway.

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  • St Georg Interior

    The inside of 93 meters long and 20 meters wide is no doubt huge. The church looks to be one city block long. The interior has many decorative alcoves and three naves.

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  • St. Georg Evangelical Church

    The church was built between 1427 and 1505 under the supervision of Nikolas Eseler, and then the tower was added in 1452. The tower is 90 meters (about 270 feet), has 350 steps, and the name of Daniel is for the Bible Daniel we all know. The lange is 93 meters-240 feet and 20 meters wide. There are three naves being held up be huge columns. The...

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  • Fahwerk houses

    The main thing what tourists pay attention: excellent condition of all without exception of medieval houses which were under construction of traditional materials - natural bricks and building waste. All support and overlappings were from a tree. The design of fahwerk is characteristic as a whole for houses.

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  • Medieval town

    There is possible to see the house-mill constructed in 1457, and the house-paint of a leather and the fabrics, constructed in 1757, a medieval town hall and a city cathedral.

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  • Altshtadt

    Houses constructed even in XV-XVI centuries were kept in ancient small town Nordlingen. Also that is remarkable: they till now regularly serve on the direct purpose! Though the city is especial, first of all, because it is a city-museum. There are few modern constructions, and they are successfully entered in the historical environment of city.

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  • Middle century age Europian Town

    Nordlingen - one of few German cities which almost has completely kept the medieval shape. Special appeal is given to it with a fortification. It surrounds city. The fine panorama opens from a viewing platform of tower Daniel.

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  • A point in the right direction

    The little window across the room framed his face perfectly. The night watchman reached through pointing out into the hazy horizon, past the cities fortifications. "Vou wanta great beeeerah garden?" "Outside di city valls through di vall gate make a right den a left den another right. Right next to tennis play."My Broken English to English...

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  • The Bell Tower of St. Georg Dom

    The staircase is for the strong legged. If you have toothpicks you sometimes call your legs, this could be a strain, and wind you. Rising 300 feet above the city, one can zig-zag to the top only to be confronted by the BELL TOWER WATCHMAN. Here is where you lose the weight of 1.55 euros, and I would estimate that 25 calories also went elsewhere....

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Nördlingen Restaurants

  • eating well at lowest cost

    in many villages and smaller cities you can find resturants that offer tagesessen.todays dish. only mon-firday from 11 to 2 pm. ususally 6 euro or less for a 3 or more course lunch that normally would cost at least 2-5 euro more. most places post sign or menu stating tages essen. or ask a locol where one is.

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  • GREAT BEER GARDEN REQUEST FROM THE...

    This is a beer garden so they sport the normal Bavarian fare and large beers, .5 liters or 1 liters. This place was requested by the Nightwatchman of the bell tower in the cathedral in the center of Nordligen. Climb the 100 something stairs of the tower and ask him where his favorite beer garden is. When I did this he walked over to one of many...

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  • Cafe Radlos

    Cafe RadlosLöpsinger Str. 8This is not a picture of Cafe Radlos, but from a restaurant in the city centre. I didn't have a picture of cafe Radlos, so I added this one instead.I was trying to find an internet connection in Nördlingen, and I was actually quite surprised... and very happy... that I found it!!! Nördlingen is not such a big place, so I...

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Nördlingen Transportation

  • Map

    I added this map to give you a better idea where Nördlingen is. It is in Bavaria in the centre of a triangle formed by Nuernberg, Stuttgart and Augsburg, on the ridge of the Swabian and Fraconian Alb.The town can be reached via the 'Romantic Road' Wuerzburg - Augsburg, or the A 7 motorway (Wuerzburg -Ulm) as well as the main roads from Stuttgart...

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  • Map of Nördlingen

    Here is a map of the Nördlingen. But when you stay withing the citywalls, it is difficult to get lost. Nördlingen is only a small town, and even I didn't get lost here... hahaha, I normally always do!!!

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  • The Romantische Strasse

    In March 2002 I did a small part of the Romantische Strasse. This page is part of that route. The Romantische Strasse is a beautiful route through the south of Germany, between Würzburg and Füssen. On the map you can see where the Romantische Strasse exactly is. My travelpages about this beautiful route in the south of Germany are : Rothenburg,...

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Nördlingen Local Customs

  • The organ

    The organ of the St.Georg's Church is beautiful! I always love to listen to the organ, such impressive sound. But the organ wasn't playing while I visited the church, so I guess I will always have to wonder about this one ;-)

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  • The interior of the St.Georg's Church

    On one of the wall you can find all these shields. It's not something you normally expect in a church, seeing so many of them together.

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  • The interior of the St.Georg's Church

    In these cultural tips I want to show you some more of the interior of the St. Georg's Church with the 'Daniel' Tower. In this picture you can see two doors inside the church, and one of it has the date 1609 on it.Here is some info/history of this church:St. Georg's Church is a late gothic hall church with a 90 m high tower over the west entrance,...

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Nördlingen Warnings and Dangers

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    The romantic and historical Old Town is dominated by its landmark, 'Daniel', the 90 m high bell tower of the late Gothic Hall Church of St. George. The church itself is one of the finest of its kind in South Germany. I will show you some pictures of the interior under the 'cultural tips'. The construction of the tower began in 1454 and was completed in 1639. It's name is derived from a passage in the book of Daniel.

    A tower watchman - who is certainly the last member of this ancient profession - is still on duty around the clock at the top of the 'Daniel' tower, which can be climbed 365 days a year. The entrance fee is 1,50 euro or 2 euro, I don't remember exactly.

    Phew, but I have to warn you though!!!! There is a lot of steps before you are at the top!... 350 to be exactly!!! And to encourage you, they have posted signs on the way up.... Arggghhh, I was so tired already, and hoped I was nearly there... and there was this sign ' Congratulations! You have climbed one third already' Nooooooo! This means I have to do two thirds more :-(((

    But I made it :-)) Hahaha, totally exhausted though, but happy to be at the top.

    The view is gorgeous from here, you can see for miles! If there isn't a snowstorm coming your way :-(( Aiks, I only had a few minutes to click some photo's and enjoy the view, and after that it started snowing. Hmmm, not the best weather to be on a tower. So... down I went again! But as you can see on some of the pics on this page, you really have a lovely view over Nördlingen. So take your camera, find some energy, and start climbing those stairs!!!

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Nördlingen Tourist Traps

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    Tourist trap? Here? No, I don't think so! Well, at least I haven't discovered one.
    This photo is also taken from the tower.

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Nördlingen What to Pack

  • Electrical appliances

    For 'grounded' plugs, the "Schuko" plug and receptacle with side grounding contacts is used (see picture)The receptacle will also accept the not-grounded plug shown in the previous tip.

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  • Electrical appliances

    In case you want to bring any electrical appliances with you, here is the system Germany uses: 220 volts and 50 Hz. It is a round pin attachment plug (see picture)An adapter will allow you to plug an appliance designed for one type of outlet into another type of outlet. Despite the fact that more than a dozen different types of plugs are in use,...

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  • Packing List

    Bring your camera of course!!! And plenty of film! It is great to wander around this little town, and take photos here.When you travel here in March, like me, don't forget to bring warm clothes.... brrrr, because I found it quite cold that day, it even snowed while I was here!

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Nördlingen Off The Beaten Path

  • Outside the fortifications

    Once outside the fortifications of the old city, there is a return to modern world Germany suburbia. Yukijohn walked into the depths in search of the Night watchmens suggested BEER Garden where-abouts. Peering down paths and streets we did find ourselves searching for the right direction. I sometimes get the manly, "I will figure it out" type...

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  • In the center of Nördlingen

    I put this picture under 'off the beaten path', but actually I could put all my pictures here. Although Nördlingen is beautiful and has this amazing city wall, it is not overrun by tourists. So it is fun to walk around here, without trying to make a way through busloads of tourists.

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  • town walls

    Walking further on the bastion..... isn't it beautiful here! It was such a shame that the weather was so bad, but at least it was dry here :-)

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  • Town walls

    The most amazing part of Nördlingen are the town walls. They are well preserved and have five gates to the city, 11 towers and one bastion which can be walked over a length of almost three kilometres. Here you can see a picture taken during my roundwalk over the bastion. It feels like being back a few centuries ago.

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  • Löpsinger Tor

    I the distance you can see the Löpsinger Tor, which is one of the town gates. The Löpsinger Tor was originally built in 1388 but was dismantled in 1592 and rebuilt in the following years in the style of the Deininger Gate. A sundial was added in 1837. Today the Löpsinger Gate houses the Town Wall Museum(Stadtmauermuseum). I love seeing these town...

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