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    Crailsheim

    by Nemorino Updated Mar 15, 2015

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    Crailsheim is a town of about 32,000 people on the railroad line between Stuttgart and Nürnberg. The first mention of Crailsheim in any document was in the year 1136.

    In 1945 the center of Crailsheim was almost completely destroyed by air raids and ground battles at the end of the Second World War. From 1952 to 1993 soldiers of the US Army were stationed here, in McKee Barracks.

    I only spent one afternoon in Crailsheim, to do a presentation at the Adult Education Center. (It went fine, thanks. Nice group of teachers).

    Crailsheim

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    Erlangen

    by Nemorino Updated Mar 15, 2015

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    Erlangen has just over 100,000 inhabitants and is located about twenty kilometers north of Nürnberg. It takes thirteen minutes to get there from Nürnberg on an ICE train.

    I've been to Erlangen twice to do presentations, once in January 1998 and again nearly ten years later in September 2007.

    Second photo: Back side of the Egloffstein'sches Palais. This is one of the buildings where the adult education center has its classrooms.

    Third photo: Erlangen railroad station.

    49°35'44.39" North; 11° 0'25.76" East

    1. Egloffstein'sches Palais in Erlangen 2. Back side of the Egloffstein'sches Palais 3. Erlangen railroad station

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    Hans Sachs statue

    by grandmaR Updated Feb 9, 2015

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    For some reason, I have a photo of this statue. I thought he was the man who invented the pocket watch (from his pose) or else was a distant relative. I appear to be wrong about both.

    Hans Sachs was born in Nuremberg on 5 November 1494. He was was a German meistersinger, poet, playwright, and shoemaker. As a child he attended a singing school and Latin School. When he was 14 he was apprenticed as a shoemaker. After the apprenticeship was over, he traveled a bit and ended up in Wels Austria. The Emperor Maximilian took him to Innsbruck. He later went to Munich where he apprenticed to be a meistersinger. In 1516 he came back to Nuremberg and remained there for the rest of his life. He married twice - once to Kunigunde Creutzer who died in 1560, and then after she died he married a young widow named Barbara Harscher. He has no known children. He died 19 January 1576.

    He was an ardent admirer of Luther and in 1523 he wrote in Luther's honor the poem beginning “The nightingale of Wittenberg, which is heard everywhere” (German: Die wittenbergisch Nachtigall, Die man jetzt höret überall), He wrote over 6000 pieces of various kinds- including at least 4200 Meistersongs. Other writings included poems, Carnival plays, fables and religious tracts. His Meistersongs were not published, being intended solely for the use of the Nuremberg Meistersinger school, of which Sachs was the leading spirit. His fame rests mainly on the “spoken poems”. He was the leading character in the Wagner opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868).

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    Tactile map for visually challenged

    by brendareed Written Oct 16, 2014

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    One thing I like about Germany is the prevalence of these tactile maps for those who have difficulty seeing. Usually designed to show a map of the city, I have also seen tactile models of cathedrals.

    The one in Nürnberg is of the old town. It is located on the sidewalk near the Rathaus. As with most of these bronze maps, there is Braille as well as German indicating what you are seeing.

    Even for those who do not need the aid of the tactile map, these are great visuals to get an idea of the look of the town or structure which is being portrayed.

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    Lauf Castle

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 12, 2014

    Lauf also has a castle which dates from 1360. At the moment you can admire the outside of the building and wander through its courtyard. According to our friend there are plans to develop the castle and open it up as a museum

    Lauf Castle Lauf Castle Peter and our friend, Fiona who took us to Lauf
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    Lauf

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 12, 2014

    We are very fortunate in that we have a friend who lives in Nuremberg. This summer she took us by car to the village of Lauf. Lauf would also be perfectly easy to reach by public transport as it is on the S1 line from Nuremberg. Lauf has wonderful Saxon style architecture. It is not a big place, but it is very, very pretty. It has a lovely old town square with town hall and church. This is a pleasant place to sit and eat or drink in one of the open air cafes.

    Lauf town hall Lauf Main square Lauf Main Square Street in Lauf Shop Sign, Lauf
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    Sebaldus Tomb in Moscow

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Mar 9, 2012

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    In the east choir is the famous Tomb of St Sebaldus (1508-19), a masterpiece of the bronze-founder's art by Peter Vischer and his sons (silver sarcophagus of 1397 containing the saint's remains; on the east end Peter Vischer with his leather apron and chisel).

    You can see a replica of this tomb in the Moscow State Art Museum (Pushkin Museum). Every time I visited this museum since my childhood I admired by this bronze masterpiece… Never knew that I would be able to watch the original in Nuremberg…

    You will also see:
    Christ is taken into Custody by Veit Stoss (1499) Plaster cast from St. Sebaldus Nurnberg,
    Passion of Christ by Adam Krafft (1505). Plaster cast. National Museum. Nurnberg,
    Christ’s Face is Wiped by Veronica by Adam Krafft (1509). Plaster cast. National Museum. Nurnberg,
    Lamentation by Adam Krafft (1508). Plaster cast. National Museum. Nurnberg.

    12 Volkhonka St., Moscow
    (tel.: +7 495 609-95-20, +7 495 697-95-78, +7 495 697-74-12),
    Metro station: "Kropotkinskaya".
    Ticket price for foreign visitors 400 rubles (10 euro) for adults,
    200 rubles for schoolchildren, students and pensioners.
    Attention! Ticket prices for exhibitions might differ from those for permanent collections.
    Visitors are offered audio guides in Russian, English, German, French and Italian.
    Many exciting tours are on offer!

    Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm
    Thursdays from 10 am to 9 pm
    Closed Monday

    +7 (495) 609-95-20

    Sebaldus Tomb Sebaldus Tomb
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    Frauentor, Nuernberg, Germany ...

    by TrendsetterME Updated Mar 8, 2012

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    The Frauentorturm is one of four distinctive round towers of Nuremberg's main city walls, its old name is "Blue Q".

    The wall area between fountains and Spittlertor is Frauentormauer. Thereafter, the lying within the city walls and the street named Frauentormauer outlying Frauentorgraben main road. In this area in the 19th Century created more goals as Sterntor , Kartäusertor, Färbertor and Jakobstor.

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    Zeppelin Grandstand

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Nov 10, 2011

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    I visited the Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände (Documentation Centre Party Rally Grounds) for the first time in 2010 when I found a short break in the SV BSZS which was held close to this area at the e-credit stadium. So when we came back there in 2011 I went to see what I missed in my previous visit.

    Designed by Albert Speer, in the city's southern districts, the "Party Rally Grounds" were erected as a huge parade ground on an area of 24.5 hectares.

    In 1933, the National Socialists decided that Nuremberg was to be the "City of the Party Rallies". They created a link between the Nazi movement and Nuremberg's glorious past as Free City of the Empire and venue for the imperial diets in the middle ages. This is why they staged the annual NSDAP party rallies here ever year in September, up until 1938.

    Zeppelin Field and Zeppelin Grandstand, the unfinished Congress Hall and a large excavation intended for the planned German Stadium are what remain in the city, as the monstrous stone legacy left behind by this regime of terror.

    You can watch my 7 min 10 sec Video 2011 Nurnberg Former Nazi Party Rally Grounds out of my Youtube channel.

    Zeppelin Grandstand
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    Diving

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 9, 2011

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    If at first you don't succed, sky diving, base diving, is not for you. Fortunately the buddies I've been with did a great job while base diving, and had tons of fun while doing this base diving thing above the Rock in the Park festival. Hey, don't they look amazing?! That's why we though missed Pappa Roach.

    Rock in the Park source:www.sportsunlimited.de/pages/en/adventure-s source:www.sportsunlimited.de/pages/en/adventure-s
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    Camping

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 9, 2011

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    Rock in the Park's visitors take their camping stuff from the parking lot to the festival's camping ground. At different checkpoints the festival bracelets going to be controlled. Visitors without vehicles receive their festival bracelet via ticket at the parking lots as well, or at the entrances. At the camping ground campers have to pay attention for keeping free emergency routes. Security make sure things are going ok.

    Tourist Enquiries
    Nuremberg Congress and Tourism Centre
    ph: 01149-911-2 33 60
    email: info@ctz-nuernberg.de
    http://www.tourismus.nuernberg.de

    Rock in the Park
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    Rocking

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 9, 2011

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    If you have never been, like me, to a Rock Festival like the one of Rock in the Park in Germany's Nuremberg, you have probably missed out something. Rock in the Park is one of the big events for rock fans, and takes place every year at Pentecost. About 90 bands give their shows on those two days, performing on three different stages. Tickets for Rock in the Park enclude parking and camping. Back on July 6-8, 2005 about 130,000 fans have rocked along to 80 bands. We really had a blast. Bands I liked the most among the 80 that performed, were: Metallica, Mudwine, Disturbed, Silverchair, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit, Pappa Roach, and definitively HIM, all time favorite of mine.

    Rock in the Park
    Zeppelinstrasse
    Nuremberg, 90480
    ph: 01149-699-74640
    email: info@rock-im-park.de
    http://www.rock-im-park.de/

    Rock in the Park source:www.setlist/him/2010/rock-im-park
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    Volksfest area

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jun 9, 2011

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    You will see the Volksfest area close to the Congress Hall. Everybody may enjoy a trip in the Ferris Wheel for 2 euro. You will see wonderful views on the Volksfest area and Party Rally Grounds.

    You can watch my 5 min 22 sec Video Nurnberg Volksfest from Nurnberg Eye in 2010 HD out of my Youtube channel.

    You can watch my high resolution photo of Nuremberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 25' 47.24" N 11° 6' 41.60" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Volksfest area .

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    Große Straße

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jun 9, 2011

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    The Große Straße (Great Road) is almost 2 km long and 40 m wide.
    It was intended to be the central axis of the site and a parade road for the Wehrmacht. In its northwestern prolongation the road points towards Nuremberg Castle. This was to create a relation between the role of Nuremberg during the Third Reich and its role during in medieval times.

    The road reached from the Congress Hall to the Märzfeld, the construction work started in 1935 and was finished in 1939 (it has never been used as a parade road, as due to the beginning of World War II, the last rally was held in 1938). The pavement was made of granite pavers in black and gray with edges of exactly 1.2 m.
    A representative entrance portal and two pylons were planned at the northwestern end of the Great Road. Near the entrance area of the German Stadion a grandstand with a hall of pillars was planned for the government leaders and generals who were to take the salute on Wehrmacht formations which were to march in direction of the parade ground Märzfeld.
    After the war, the road has been used as a temporary airfield for the US Army. Nowadays it is used by the nearby Nuremberg fair and Exhibition Company as an occasionally parking area for highly frequented fairs and sporting events (like our SV BSZS). That’s why we parked our car on the Große Straße.

    You can watch my high resolution photo of Nuremberg on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 49° 25' 47.44" N 11° 6' 43.14" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Große Straße .

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    Scars of WWII

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jun 9, 2011

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    You can see the terrible scars of war on the columns of the Congress Hall. Chunks of granite and marble which had been taken out of walls by artillery shells and machine-gun fire haven't been restored by modern architects.
    They remind us about those terrible years of war...

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