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Holidays to Nuremberg
Merchants, inventors and scholars made Nuremberg one of the world’s most distinguished cities during the Middle Ages. In the shadow of the castle, art and craft flourished, while a new and independent spirit enlivened the city. Nuremberg remains a lovely place, as all visitors will soon discover.
Until the Second World War, no other German city could boast such an unchanged historical city centre as Nuremberg. After bombing raids left only one in ten buildings intact, it was decided to rebuild the centre in a modern style but following the structure of the old quarter. The result is a shining example of how medieval and modern architecture can be integrated harmoniously in a triumph of reconstruction. Evidence of this can be found in the city’s exceptional range of museums.
Visitors can wander along the Historical Mile route towards the city centre, passing fascinating points of interest from cultural history as they go. Another must-see attraction is the castle – it is Nuremberg’s most famous landmark.
Whether the Christmas Angel, known as the Christkindl, comes from Nuremberg is debatable, but she is certainly at home here. The eyes of children and grown-ups alike light up when she opens the world-famous Nuremberg Christmas market from the gallery of the Church of Our Lady on the Friday before the first Sunday of Advent.
NUREMBERG TRAVEL FACTS
Arrival Airport: Nuremberg | Transfer Time from airport: 13 mins (rail) / 15 mins (taxi/driving) | 815km from Calais
(Information is approximate and subject to change / rail transfers are not always direct and may involve changing trains).
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