Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria and is home to many beautiful places that are worth a visit. The cityscape is particularly characterized by its medieval architecture, which is also great to capture in photos! Today we're going to take a little wintry stroll through the city. By the way, the cover picture was taken by our photographer @luisafischerillustration, which she took from probably one of the most popular places...
Nuremberg Castle, also known as Kaiserburg, is one of the city's landmarks and offers the best view of the city! Among other things, the castle was primarily used as an imperial residence from 1050 to 1571. Today, the castle is considered one of the most important castles in Germany and one of the city's most important art and architectural monuments. There is also a magnificent castle garden on site, which has many wonderful photo spots to offer!
Nuremberg Castle photographed by @berndschwinn
Weißgebergasse is known as the oldest street in the city and is filled with many beautiful half-timbered houses that survived the air raids in World War 2 and are still incredibly well preserved. Many beautiful pictures of the architecture and picturesque pedestrian zone can be taken here! Of course, it is also perfect for a leisurely stroll at any time of the year, where you can also make small stops at little restaurants, bars or cafés.
Weißgebergasse photographed by @berndschwinn
For those interested in culture, Nuremberg also has a variety of interesting museums to offer. Nuremberg, for example, has been known as a toy city since the Middle Ages and is still home to the largest international toy fair. Of course, there also has to be a toy museum in town, which is great fun for young and old! Many old and modern toy treasures can be discovered there and lets you marvel at the developments in the industry.
Meanwhile, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum is considered Germany's largest museum of cultural history and presents works from early times to the present. The architecture and a late-medieval Carthusian monastery and its cloisters offer also an impressive sight.
Another highlight is the Albert Dürer House. It is the only 15th-century art house that has survived in northern Europe and was the home and workplace of Albert Dürer - Germany's most famous painter. A visit to the museum immerses you in the artist's world and changing exhibitions showcase the city's rich art holdings.
Albrecht-Dürer-House photographed by @anndray
Henkersteg & Weinstadel
In the middle of Nuremberg's old town, the Weinstadel is located together with the Henkersteg and Henkerturm (translates into executioner’s bridge and tower). At that time, the place was home to many lepers and the city's hangman. Today, it is one of the most famous architectural monuments in the northern part of the old town. A popular destination for strolling and a great photo spot at all times of the year.
Weinstadel photographed by @photos.linus
Burg Historische Felsengänge (Historic rock passages)
If you want to see the city from a completely different perspective, you should take a tour through the historic rock passages. The Felsengänge were first mentioned in writing in 1380 and were mainly used for storing and fermenting beer. During World War II, many cellar areas were converted into air-raid shelters and connected to each other. Today, the rock corridors are known as the largest rock cellar labyrinth in southern Germany and are even partly used again as storage and fermenting rooms for some beer specialties. In addition, many guided tours and even an Escape Room are offered there!
If you have a weakness for handicrafts and want to taste some Nuremberg specialties, you shouldn't miss a visit to the Handwerkerhof. In addition to Nuremberg roast sausages, Franconian beer and wine specialities or Nuremberg gingerbread, there are also many handicrafts to discover. You can even watch potters, goldsmiths and doll makers at work! The Handwerkerhof is open daily - it's worth a visit!
Handwerkerhof photographed by @berndschwinn
St. Johannisfriedhof (St. John's Cemetery)
Voted Germany's most beautiful cemetery in 2013, St. Johannisfriedhof is enveloped in a tranquil atmosphere. The cemetery is the burial place of many famous Nuremberg personalities, such as Albrecht Dürer or Ludwig Feuerbach. Whether in blooming summer or snowy winter, St. Johannisfriedhof offers space for a peaceful and interesting walk.
St. Johannisfriedhof photographed by @photos.linus
Hauptmarkt (Central Market)
The Hauptmarkt is located in the centre of Nuremberg's Old Town. It is the location of weekly markets that attract many visitors with fresh fruit and vegetables, colourful flowers, fresh bread and many other delicacies. Here you can get hold of both regional and international specialities and will be surrounded by a medieval flair. At Christmas time, the Hauptmarkt is also the site of the Christkindlesmarkt (a Christmas market) and enchants with festive colours and warm lights. Landmarks of the square are also the Schöne Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain) and the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), which look impressive in any picture!
Hauptmarkt photographed by @anndray
The Heilig-Geist-Spital used to serve as a care facility for the sick and elderly. The building was partly built over the Pegnitz river and is still an impressive building today. Today it houses a restaurant and wine tavern and invites you to enjoy some delicious regional meals.
Heilig-Geist-Spital photographed by @anndray
We hope you enjoyed our little tour through Nuremberg! Tag us on Instagram with #pickmotion if you ever visit one of the places and take a picture! You can find a wide range of greeting cards to tell your loved ones about your trip at many retailers or in our online shop!