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Nuremberg, Germany

sunny 13 °C

The Bavarian city of Nuremberg has been around since the eleventh century. Today it is known for its fabulous Christmas Market and medieval fortress.
Over the centuries it has been famous for a variety of reasons.

It has been making toys since the twelfth century - and has a world famous toy museum.
In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries it was renowned for clockmaking.
Nuremberg produced the first pocketwatch and invented the clarinet.

In the 1930s huge Nazi rallies were held here, and the history of the Second World War defined Nuremberg for many years.
Located in the southeast corner of Germany Nuremberg would be an easy day trip from the larger Bavarian city of Munich.
We took a double decker bus from Prague Central Station to Nuremberg where we stayed two days before catching a flight to Belgrade.

The famous gingerbread, lebkuchen, is a feature of the Nuremberg Christmas Market. The Nuremberg
Christkindlesmarkt draws over a million visitors a year.
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The Frauenkirche is located on the east side of Market Square. It was built in the fourteenth century.
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The Beautiful Fountain, the 14th-century Schöner Brunnen on Market Square, is built in the style of a Gothic church spire.
Twist the golden rings on the railing and you will have good fortune:
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90 % of Nuremberg’s medieval city centre was destroyed in the Second World War and has been carefully restored. It seems the quintessential German city today:
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Half timber buildings, a gothic old town, stalls selling bratwurst and hot wine, all within view of the castle on the hill, yes, a lovely city, well worth a visit!
Bratwurst originated in Nuremberg - wurst means sausage. It was first mentioned in the fourteenth century although was likely part of the cuisine for much longer. Traditionally grilled and served on a crusty roll with mustard, sauerkraut and potato salad are typical side dishes.

Nuremberg is small enough, population of about 520,000. It was founded in the eleventh century.

Nuremberg Castle:
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The Pegnitz River flows through the city:
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The Danube River is fifteen minutes from the city.
We are getting around on the underground.
The underground is straightforward and we made our way to the courthouse where the Nuremberg Trials were held after the Second World War:
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The International Military Tribunal for War Crimes took place in the Palace of Justice between November 1945 and October 1946. The courtroom, 600, is still in use but happened to be closed on the day we visited.

We are staying outside of the centre, a five block walk from the tube. Our room is large, clean and quiet. It is on the third floor, no lift, and has a private bath. There is no coffee maker in the room but we have an immersion heater so can boil up water and make an instant coffee so we are comfy for 78 Dollars per night.
We have now been six nights in Norway, six nights in the Czech Republic and two nights in Germany. From here we fly to Belgrade Serbia and costs will come down substantially.
We feel we are on track and on budget which will average fifty five dollars per day for food and lodging over the course of our 75 day trip. The Canadian dollar is not as good as it was in 2012 when our budget was fifty dollars a day.
Costs could be lower if we didn’t need two beds and I want a private bathroom and a rating over 8 whenever possible.

We travelled by subway to the airport - easy.
We flew Wizz Air from Nuremberg to Belgrade Serbia.
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