Situated 110 miles north of Munich, the Bavarian city of Nuremberg hosts several universities and a thriving arts scene.
Infamous for hosting major Nazi rallies (and the site for the Nuremberg trials), the city suffered major destruction at the end of the second world war, with around ninety percent of the the medieval city centre being flattened.
Much of the city was rebuilt after the war, with may of its medieval buildings reconstructed – so many old looking buildings are actually relatively new. Here’s some photos from my recent visit:
Roll out the barrel.
Heading to the Imperial Castle.
Nuremberg Castle is a group of medieval fortified buildings on a sandstone ridge. Along with its city walls, the castle is considered to be one of Europe’s most formidable medieval fortifications.
Panoramic views from the castle.
The Fernmeldeturm Nürnberg is the tallest structure in Bavaria. The telecommunication tower is – unsurprisingly – nicknamed the ‘Egg of Nuremberg’ and stands 292 metres high and was completed in 1980.
Schöner Brunnen is a 14th-century fountain located next to the town hall and is considered one of the main attractions of the city’s Historical Mile.
The fountain is approximately 19 meters high and has the shape of a Gothic spire and features 42 stone statues representing allegorical figures, churchmen, electors, and heroes.
The main market square.
Market stalls on the bridge.
This cheery bronze statue is called the “Ship of Fools,” and depicts a boat carrying seven people, a skeleton and a howling dog.
Based on a popular sixteenth-century book by Sebastian Brant, it was sculpted by Juergen Weber and based on woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer.
Loved this menu introduction.
At the railway station.