Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria. More than half a million people live here. Which is easy to forget when you're only looking at the picturesque old town with its half-timbered houses, "Drei im Weggla" (the popular name for Nuremberg bratwursts) and the mighty Kaiserburg.

Nuremberg is world famous for its Christmas market at Advent time and its Rostbratwürstchen.


Medieval old town

The city of Nuremberg is characterized by the historic buildings of the old town, surrounded by the imposing city wall. The medieval Kaiserburg is enthroned on the sandstone mountain and gives a view over the roofs of the city and the most important churches of Nuremberg. The Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) is the opening venue of the world-famous Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market) and is located with St. Sebald at the foot of the castle, St. Lorenz towers on the other side of the Pegnitz.

Below the castle, you can delve more into the life of Albrecht Dürer and visit the former painting and printing workshop. If you follow the small alleys of the castle hill down, you get to the street with the romantic half-timbered houses, to the Weißgerbergasse. Formerly the work place of tanners, today small cafes and bars have settled here. Historical buildings can be discovered in the old town as well as modern ones and give Nuremberg a lively appearance.

Culinary Nuremberg has a lot to offer, in addition to the hallmarks of the city with the Nuremberg bratwurst and Elisen gingerbread, there is something for every palate. The oven-fresh Schäufele and the Franconian carp are served hearty and delicious. The side dishes of sauerkraut or potato salad are grown in Knoblauchsland, Nuremberg's fruit and vegetable garden. But it is not only traditional cuisine that draws on the regional offerings; starred chefs are also aware of the organic quality of the products. A cool beer, preferably a red beer, should not be missing with the dishes. This traditional beer has been brewed in Nuremberg since the Middle Ages. Something special for all connoisseurs is Germany's best whisky - AYRER's single malt whisky from the Altstadthof home brewery.

The pulse of the city can be felt throughout the year. Large events of various kinds attract tourists as well as locals. Music festivals such as the two classical open-air concerts of the Nuremberg State Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in the idyllic setting of the Luitpold Grove (Luitpoldhain), the music festival ION - international festival of sacred music, the multicultural Bardentreffen in the middle of the Old Town, and the rock festival Rock im Park make Nuremberg a city of music second to none. The Blue Night is dedicated to art and culture and transforms the city into a spectacular light installation. The DTM at the Norisring thrills in a unique setting and the famous Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt provides a contemplative conclusion at the end of the year.

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