Nuremberg: what to see in the town of Franconia media
What to see in Nuremberg, attractions and places to visit in the city by the well preserved historical center surrounded by walls and rich art treasures.
Nuremberg is a city located along the river Pegnitz average Franconia, a historical region of central and southern Germany today part of Bavaria. Its name recalls the dramatic events of the last century, since it was chosen as the site of the annual congress of the Nazi party, hosted from 1923 to 1938 major events triumphalist regime and September 15, 1935, at the annual congress of the party, there were enacted the racial laws. After the Second World War took place in the famous Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals.
Apart from this, Nuremberg has an illustrious past, was the imperial residence during the Holy Roman Empire, flourished commercial and cultural activities, was born the famous painter Albrecht Dürer. Today, Nuremberg is the second city of Bavaria, its historic center, enclosed in the powerful and well-preserved walls dating back to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, conserves precious art treasures and is full of fascinating sights, despite the partial reconstruction took place following the damage caused by the bombings of World War II.
The main street is the Konigstrasse running through the old town, along which is the fifteenth-century Church of S.Martha, with beautiful stained glass windows dating from the late fourteenth century, continuing to reach the cathedral church of San Lorenzo, the main Protestant church of the city and a masterpiece the Gothic style, with important works of art by Veit Stoss, Adam Kraft, Peter Vischer the Elder, Michael Wolgemut and Peter Hemmel.
Places to visit in Nuremberg
The city’s main square is Hauptmarkt Market Square, where stand the beautiful fountain Schöner Brunnen, the work of a Master of Prague 1385-96, and the Frauenkirche, the Church of Our Lady, the oldest Gothic hall church in Franconia and the main Catholic church in the city, built by Charles IV between 1352 and 1358. At Albrecht-Dürer-Platz, opposite the old town hall, stands the medieval church of St. Sebald, one of the most important churches and the oldest Nuremberg.
Inside is the tomb of St. Sebald, one of the greatest masterpieces of Peter Vischer the old. The Burg, the stronghold of Nuremberg founded in the eleventh century as the residence of the emperors, dominates the city and constitutes the most impressive monument. The Nazi period are the ruins of the huge complex designed to house the insane propaganda campaigns where, in the Congress Hall, built in part, is home to the Documentation Centre which illustrates the causes, relationships and consequences to the regime of Nazi terror.
To note the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, the Germanic National Museum located in a former Carthusian monastery, dedicated to sculpture, painting, and minor arts from prehistoric times to the Baroque period. Note also that Nuremberg is the capital of the toy, and each year hosts the Toy Fair, the largest exhibition of games and toys in the world, reserved exclusively for operators in the sector, while open to all is the famous Christmas Market, which held before Christmas.