Day Trip to Nuremberg, Germany
Driving into Nuremberg, I was surprised to see the wall still around the downtown part of the city. It was so incredibly cute, and the boys loved it, too. We took a day trip to Nuremberg, but you could easily spend a weekend here exploring the city. We really packed so much in during our one day here, and I did my best to keep us on track so that we could see everything we wanted to see in one day.
We walked up to the HauptMarkt or Main Market Square first.
If we see a Keller anywhere, we have to snap a photo. St Lawrence Church completed in 1360.It’s white asparagus and strawberry season in Germany.One of the four main entrances to Nuremberg’s Old Town.This little area was super cute – Craftsman’s Courtyard or Handwerker hof is filled with Medieval shops. Owen is carrying our favorite tour guide, which is the City Walk that we followed.We loved the wall and the towers and had to take so many pictures of them when we could! This is a bridge entrance to the city over a moat – the double eagle means this was a free city under control of the Holy Roman Emporers.All over Nuremberg, the buildings that weren’t bombed, you can see the patches from where bullet holes were.This house on the corner was a tower house built before the city wall. You can see the family also had their own chapel built on the outside, and they put sundials on the building.
Nuremberg staples – Nuremberg sausages and Gingerbread. We had both, and they were delicious.This is the church in the Main Square, which was built by the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV (same emperor the Charles Bridge in Prague is named after) Charles IV is on the church and at 12 pm, the prince electors on the clock dance. Then we visited the Kaiserburg or Imperial Castle, which is where the Holy Roman Emperors lived when they were in Nuremberg.Albrecht Durer house.Weissgerbergasse is filled with super cute half timbered houses.
The Kettensteg, the oldest iron footbridge in Europe.We went to the Nuremberg Trials Courtroom where the Nazi War Criminals stood trial.This is the Congress Hall, which was never finished but built to host annual Nazi Party Gatherings. It was huge.Inside of Congress Hall.The Great Road – which was so big the Allies could fly planes on it after WWII.
Another view of the Congress HouseZZeppelin Field or the Nazi Rally Grounds. And a swan ride at the end of the day, which was perfect since my kids have been loving the swans in Heidelberg.