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NUREMBERG - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

Nuremberg, the 2nd largest city in Bavaria and one of the gems of the Middle Franconia region of Germany, has a controversial past having been declared by Adolf Hitler as his idealogical capital for the Third Reich. Although the city has a dark past, today, it is filled with wonderful scenery, beautiful architecture, romantic encounters, vibrant activities, and a wealth of history and culture. Most of the city’s allure is located in the walled Old Town of Nurembergm which is known for being surrounded by a 5km wall.  Seebalder Altstadt is where one would find the Stadtmuseum Fembohaus, Saint Sebld Church, the Kaiserburg museum and castle, and the historic leather craftsmen’s street – Weißgerbergasse shopping area. Lorenzer Altstadt, located on the opposite side of the Pegnitz River, is where attractions like Germanisches National Museum, Saint Lawrence’s Church and its twin towers, and the Ehekarussell-Brunnen (marriage carousel) bronze fountain can be seen. Remnants of WW2 can be seen at the former Nazi rally ground on Bayenstrasse, beneath the town in Nuremberg’s Underworld, the Lochgefangnisse dungeons, and the Art Bunker where most artworks were stored during the war. Families that have kids can visit the Nuremberg Zoo by the Tiergarten Square, the Sea life Centre, the Planetarium, and the Toy Museum. There are many shops and a few malls around but the Hauptmarket in the heart of the city is the largest market and it is also where many festivals and the Christkindlesmarkt are held each year before Chritsmas. Nuremberg is also renowned for its Lebkuchen (ginger bread) and bratwurst.

The most ideal time to visit Nuremberg is during the warmer months of May through October when the average daytime temperature is around 25-28°C. and during Christmas time for its world famous "Christkindlesmarkt". The colder months however offer better off peak accommodation rates are great for romantic getaways.  Nuremberg is easily accessible by car, bus, railway, plane, and even by ship. Frankfurt and Munich International Airports are closest to Nuremberg.

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