Usually when we visit Germany, we try to spent a day in Nurnberg, exploring the City. It’s so easy to access by train and such a beautiful place. During our last Germany trip we almost ran out of time, but were able to squeeze a short trip to Nurnberg in before we left the Country back to the US.
Nurnberg has a lot of great shopping places as well as restaurants and a wonderful Christmas Market, if you ever visit Germany during December, be sure to make Nurnberg a destination and visit the amazing Christmas Market. It is HUGE. I also love markets. We always buy lots of fresh fruits and veggies at the Market, local farmers bring their produce and sell it. It’s grown right in the region and freshly harvested earlier that day. The variety is amazing and depending on the season you will find just about anything your heart desires. During our Summer visit we found a lot of fruits. We couldn’t walk past the first stand and bought a bunch of fresh berries and cherries to snack on while strolling the streets of Nurnberg. One of my favorite things to do is to sit and watch people walk while I enjoy my fruit or veggies. it’s a lot of fun, just hang out and relax. When was the last time that you really sat down and just enjoyed the time, the place and the people around you? It was great, sure wish I could make time stop.
Nürnberg is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Situated on the Pegnitz river and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal, it is located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of Munich. It is the second-largest city in Bavaria (after Munich), and is the largest in Franconia.
Nuremberg was, according to the first documentary mention of the city in 1050, as the location of an Imperial castle between the East Franks and the Bavarian March of the Nordgau. From 1050 to 1571, the city expanded and rose dramatically in importance due to its location on key trade routes. King Conrad III established a burgraviate, with the first burgraves coming from the Austrian House of Raab but, with the extinction of their male line around 1190, the burgraviate was inherited by the last count’s son-in-law, of the House of Hohenzollern. From the late 12th century to the Interregnum (1254–73), however, the power of the burgraves diminished as the Hohenstaufen emperors transferred most non-military powers to a castellan, with the city administration and the municipal courts handed over to an Imperial mayor (German: Reichsschultheiß) from 1173/74. The strained relations between the burgraves and the castellan, with gradual transferral of powers to the latter in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, finally broke out into open enmity, which greatly influenced the history of the city.
How about some Facts about Nurnberg …
Did you know… ??
Atlanta, Ga. is actually the Twin/Sister City to Nurnberg, Germany? It’s fairly new, the two cities are sister cities since 1998. Super cool isn’t it?
Nurnberg has lots of different transportation options from railways, City & regional transports, motorways, airport and even canals. Super easy to get around in Nurnberg and to get to Nurnberg as well.
Arnold Hans Weiss was a US Army investigator who helped find Hitler’s will, was a famous resident of Nurnberg.
The Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra (Nürnberger Symphoniker) performs around 100 concerts a year to a combined annual audience of more than 180,000
Nuremberg is known for Nürnberger Bratwurst (grilled sausage), which is shorter and thinner than other bratwurst sausages. Another Nuremberg specialty is Nürnberger Lebkuchen, a kind of ginger bread eaten mainly around Christmas time.
The average temperature is around −3 °C (27 °F) to 4 °C (39 °F), while summers are generally warm, mostly around 13 °C (55 °F) at night to 25 °C (77 °F) in the afternoon. Precipitation is evenly spread throughout the year, although February and April tend to be a bit drier whereas July tends to have more rainfall.
Isn’t Nurnberg a beautiful city to visit? For more information be sure to visit Nurnberg online to get lots of information about the City and all the things you should see and have to see. For us it’s always a special treat to visit Nurnberg and it never gets old. It’s a beautiful City and I bet you will enjoy it, too.
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