Another German must-do, most people know Nuremburg from the Nuremburg Trials of the Nazi war criminals.
The second largest city in Bavaria with over a half a million residents, you’d never know it once you step inside the old city walls.
Here, you’re thrown back to the Middle Ages – the first documented mention of the city is in 1050AD – almost a thousand years ago! Although now those buildings have restaurants and high-end shopping in their lower levels.
Despite being bombed heavily during World War II, most of Nuremburg’s old town has been restored to it’s historic appearance. From the Imperial Castle towering high above, to the massive city walls, to the impressive churches – there’s something for everybody to oooh and aaah over.
We enjoyed a speedy train ride from Stuttgart right into Nuremburg, and a nice two-day weekend enjoying the town at our leisure. Despite getting caught in a torrential downpour late Saturday night while we out for night photos, along with a steady rain all day on Sunday, it really was a delightful way to spend the weekend.
Everything within the old town is easily walkable, and if you have strong legs and good shoes then the Kongresshalle where the Nazi Nuremburg rallies were held and the courtroom from the trials are within walking distance also.
To The Heavens
Old World Charm
Locks of Love
It’s the cool thing to do nowadays to put you and your sweetie’s name on a padlock, then lock it to a bridge to signify forever love. Unfortunately this has caused structural issues on some bridges due to the additional weight. Nuremburg was smart and built a heart-shaped frame next to one of their popular bridges to allow people to still have forever love without destroying the bridge.
In Your Face
Years of Decay
Stone on Stone