Nuremberg Vacations

Nuremburg has been the center of some of the most important cultural moments in Germany, for better or for worse, in its role as the meeting place for the Imperial Diets of the Holy Roman Empire, epicenter of the German Renaissance, and focal point of Nazi Germany. Both the Nuremberg Laws which revoked the rights of Jews and the Nuremberg Trials, ... Read more
which took the architects of the Holocaust to task, were based here. Today, Nuremberg is a fascinating place to visit precisely for this dramatic history, which it memorializes honestly and sensitively. North of Munich, Nuremberg is a liberal enclave in conservative Bavaria, known for its gingerbread and bratwurst (which you can try at Bratwursthäusle) as well as its political history.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

An urban highlight of Germany, Nuremberg is a gorgeous Bavarian city of half-timbered houses, gothic churches within a medieval city wall below the towering imperial castle, which was one of the most important residences of the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Also well known for its Christmas markets and little Nuremberg sausages which have a designation like Champagne or Parma cheese.

Recommended for:Family TravelersBackpackersHistory Buffs

It was our first time back in Nuremberg since the 70's and our first time at Chriskringelmark. It is some that you have to have on your bucket list. Inside the walls of old town is like stepping into the middle ages, except for Starbucks and McDonald. History and great shopping are everywhere. Advoide weekends as it is very crowded.

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Sydney, Australia

Beautiful old bavarian city. You must try the pork shoulder and the white sausage. Great. It is even beautiful in winter but make sure to arrive in time for the Christmas markets.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials is still here. But modern Nuremberg is a beautiful walled city with an annual Christmas Market that is said to be one of the largest in the country.

Pittsford (town), New York

This was a fun town to visit. They were having a festival at the time and the town center was filled with vendors and exhibits. The city center is filled with small shops and eateries and is easy to navigate.


One of my fav cities in Germany!!! If you go in December, don't miss the Christkindlesmark and eat Lebkuchen cookies.

Durham, North Carolina, USA
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I lived in this city for 3 years in the early 1960's. It is my 2nd favorite city in the world (after Edinburgh, Scotland). The Medieval old city has been restored to it's original 15th century look and the castle (the largest Medieval castle in Germany) is sensational. The city was 95% demolished shortly before the end of WWII and was totally rebuilt after the war. This was possible only because the 15th and 16th century city plans had been saved which means that the old city appears much as it did centuries ago.

I will be reviewing restaurants in this guide and I add this preface to this guide. I go to Germany for German food besides my general love for the country. I have heard about good Japanese, Thai, Korean, Italian, Mexican, South America, etc. restaurants in German cities, but I don't go to any of them. If I want Mexican, why would I travel all the way to Germany to eat it. There are more than an adequate number of German restaurants that are also very good, so I go there. If I want Bavarian cuisine I go to Munich; if I want Frankish food, I go to Nürnberg; it is that simple. So don't expect to find restaurant reviews where you will find more English spoken than the local language or dialect. Further, I will not be critical of any restaurant that I have not visited 3 or more times. Fair is fair.

The Nürnberg Christkindlesmarkt is the most well-known Christmas Market in the world and is simply beautiful. The photo shows a few of the multiple kinds of lebkuchen (soft gingerbread) available during the Christmas Market. Nürnberg should not be missed! In the coming months I'll write more extensively about this very important historical city.

Tempe, Arizona, USA

This is a great setting especially if it snows

Bucharest, Romania

Nice historic city.

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Local from Nuremberg, Germany

Great to see if you are looking for a few days to come to the great history

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