Entering Nürnberg from the Main Railway Station through the "Königstor" city gate, you will pass the "Handwerkerhöfe", an ensemble of small half-timbered houses with restaurants, tourist and art shops. These are not "historic" houses but built in 1971 in the course of a Dürer-Festival. The original plan was to demolish them afterwards, but instead the city kept them for further use. The Handwerkerhöfe make a nice entry point into Nürnberg, even though they have no more historic significance than Disneyland.
Opening hours of the shops are:
Monday to friday 10am to 6.30pm and saturday 10am to 4pm.
The restaurants are ready to recieve you monday to saturday from 10.30am to 10pm.