Nürnberg Things to Do

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  • 1. Lorenzkirche - St Lorenz Church

    The Lorenz Church or St. Lawrence, is a Gothic Church that stands in the place of where the Lawrence Chapel once stood. Once again, it is a very old Church with beginnings from 1243. By the time I...

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  • 2. Schöner Brunnen - Beautiful Fountain

    An outstanding feature of the marketplace is the accurately named Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain). Originally built around 1385 it was replaced with a replica earlier last century. The stone...

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  • 3. Castle

    Kaiserburg Castle is situated on a small hill overlooking Nuremberg's old town. Much of the castle and gardens can be wandered around free of charge. You only pay entry to go up a tower or into a...

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  • 4. Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady

    Time to head inside and see some of the important pieces, like main altar, which was the high altar in the Augustine Church up until 1487, the "Star of David," embedded in the floor in remembrance of...

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  • 5. Ehekarussell - Marriage Merry-Go-Round Fountain

    The White Tower was interesting, but not as interesting as the "Marriage Carousel Fountain" located beside it. The Fountain is considered the largest European figure fountain in the 20th Century....

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  • 6. Documentation Center

    There are several worthwhile museums in Nürnberg, but the outstanding one in my opinion is the Documentation Centre (Doku-Zentrum) on the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds. This is an area on the...

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  • 7. Nazi Party Rally Grounds

    We spent an afternoon looking around the park where the famous Nuremberg rallies once took place. It is such a peaceful place now with lakes, greenery, birds, flowers, people canoeing, jogging,...

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  • 8. Sebalduskirche - St Sebaldus Church

    Inside the Church of St. Sebald is the Tomb of Saint Sebaldus (or Sebald). Sebald was a Danish prince, who performed several miracles during his lifetime. One was transforming icicles into fuel for a...

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  • 9. City Walls - Fortifications

    The Hallerturlein is an old pedestrian gate through the city wall to the west of Nuremberg's old town. This narrow gate has a tall thin Tower with a pointed roof, and is known as "GREEN - G." Walking...

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  • 10. Albrecht Dürer

    This house shows the living and working quarters of the great artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). There are no original Dürer paintings here, but a number of copies and reproductions, and a lot of...

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  • 11. Museums

    The Transportation Museum in Nürnberg is now officially called the DB-Museum because it belongs to the German Railway System (DB = Deutsche Bahn). It documents the history of the railroads in Germany...

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  • 12. Pegnitz River

    The names of the rivers are somewhat confusing in this part of the country. This river that flows through the center of Nürnberg is called the Pegnitz, but a few kilometers downstream it joins up...

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  • 13. Heilig Geist Spital

    It was a lovely sunny day when I came across the Hospice of the Holy Spirt. What a picture this building was, for part of it was sitting over the calm water of the River Pegnitz, resulting in some...

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  • 14. Zoo

    I have been to a number of zoos during my travels but I found the one in Nürnberg is interesting for a number of reasons. Just after you enter the zoo there is an enclosure with some small monkeys....

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  • 15. Hauptmarkt

    Haupt Markt Platz is a large square containing the Schonner Brunnen - Beautiful Fountain. At the time of our visit there was a colourful fruit, vegetable and flower market taking place here. The...

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  • 16. Henkersteg

    I have decided to follow the River Pegnitz and cross the River each time I see a bridge. The next bridge I came too, was a wooden, covered Bridge that was built in 1457. Named "Hangmans' Bridge," I...

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  • 17. Courtroom 600

    This is the courthouse where the "Nuremberg Trial" was held from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946. On trial were 21 high ranking representatives of the Nazi regime, charged with conspiracy, crimes...

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  • 18. Zeppelinfeld

    The Zeppelintribuene is one of a few structures finished on the nazi party rally grounds (Reichsparteitagsgelände). Its only purpose was to be a stage for Adolf Hitler and other nazi politics during...

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  • 19. Luitpoldhain

    Nuremberg, like Germans in general, doesn't make a big song and dance about its Nazi history and connections. While this is completely understandable, it makes it difficult for anyone genuinely...

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  • 20. Germanisches Museum

    This is a large museum with numerous departments devoted to art works and historical artifacts from various periods of German history. The museum is spread out over several interconnected buildings,...

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  • 21. Elisabethkirche - St Elisabeth Church

    Located a short distance from St. Jakob's Church, is another - a very grand, imposing church, with column's and a huge 50 metre copper dome. This is St. Elizabeth, a neo-classical styled Church which...

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  • 22. Grosse Strasse

    One of the elements of Speer's Grand Design for the Nazi Party Rally Grounds was the Grossen Strasse (or 'Great Road'), which was 60m wide and designed to be 2km long (although only 1.5km could be...

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  • 23. Rathaus

    The term "Old City Hall" comprises all buildings erected between the 14th and 17th century in the block bordered by Rathausplatz, Rathausgässchen and Theresienstraße. The great ceremonial hall built...

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  • 24. Christkindlesmarkt - Christmas Market

    World famous apparently. Well, not my kind of thing but worth a wee look. It centres on the Hauptmarktplatz, but spreads out all around and particularly in the street between there and the main...

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  • 25. Nassauer Haus

    Nassauer Haus is the last preserved example of upper class lifestyle in the middle ages. This is what the houses of the patricians looked like: stone towers with several storeys that rose above the...

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