Planning a trip to Germany? Nuremburg Germany is one of the best places to visit in Germany. It’s also home to Germany’s most famous Christmas market. Here are all the best things to do in Nuremburg:
Imperial Castle of Nuremberg
Weissgerbergasse is a historic street in Old Town Nuremberg.
Weissgerbergasse is one of the few streets that survived the heavy air raids during WWII. As a result, it’s one of the best-preserved streets in Nuremburg Germany.
Over 20 half-timbered artisan townhouses still line the cobblestone street
Weissgerbergasse is also known as Tanner’s Lane. That is because in the Middle Ages, this street was filled with skilled leather makers and tradesmen.
The historic homes here are a testament to the wealth that could attained as a result of leather making. Today the Weissgerbergasse is a quiet street with small cafes and boutiques.
Hospital of the Holy Spirit
In the center of Nuremburg Germany, on the bank of the river is the Hospital of the Holy Spirit. The hospital was founded in 1332, and was one of the largest hospitals of the Middle Ages. During this time Lepers were kept here away from the other patients.
Here is where you’ll find Germany’s most famous Christmas Market. The Hauptmarkt is Nuremburg’s famous market for gingerbread, but you don’t have to wait for Christmas! You can visit the Hauptmarkt year-round!
In the center of the market is the Frauenkirche (“Church of Our Lady”) built between 1352 and 1362. Numerous works of art from the Middle Ages are kept inside this church.
The Beautiful Fountain
The star attraction of the market is the Gothic “Scöner Brunnen“, which literally translates to The Beautiful Fountain.