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:
We visited Nuremburg on a Danube River Cruise with Gate 1 Travel. Nuremberg is located right in the heart of Bavaria, one of the most beautiful regions of Germany.
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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.
Read More: Regensburg Germany — An Ancient Medieval City
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.
After visiting Nuremberg on our Danube River Cruise, we went to Munich for Oktoberfest!!
We took the Christmas Market cruise in 2013. I came across your photos in Regensburg and noticed one of a quaint street with an American Eskimo dog in it. Her name is Snowflake. We met her when I went into her owner’s shop and she was delightful. We had a 6 month old puppy of her breed at the time. I can’t believe I came across your picture. We are going back in Nov 2017 and hope to see her again.
I love your photos, they’re so colorful! I’m planning a trip to Bavaria in May and have been so inspired by your blogs.
We just got back from a weeklong trip down the Danube visiting the Christmas markets and I feel like looking at the pictures of your cruise we visited entirely different places! Now I’ll have to go back in the summer. :-)
I am going on an almost identical river cruise. Your blog is really helping me plan. Thanks!!!!!
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of Nuremberg. My grandson is from there and I have visited twice. It is a beautiful city and your photos brought back many lovely memories. Thanks again.
This is my favorite thing about Germany: Christmas and Christmas Markets! The only thing that could make it perfect was if our family was there with us for the 3 years we were there. As someone mentioned above, Chicago has a Christkindle Markt designed after this one and so does Philly (it started in 2010 or 2011 while we were stationed there). I can’t speak about the Chicago one, but the Philly one wasn’t since I’ve been to the real thing in Nurnberg. But, it was cool to go to and see the sites downtown. The blond lady (can’t remember the name) that opens up the Christmas Market in Nurnberg comes to Philly to open that one up too. Maybe you could do a Christmas market series one year since you’ve been to Nurnberg…you can add the Chicago and Philly markets to your list. LOL!
I love Germany, we lived there for six years when our kids were teenagers, it was an amazing experience. Looks like you had a great time and I love your photography!
Your pictures are just stunning. I’ve always wanted to travel to Germany. Definitely adding this cruise to the must-do list!
Your travel posts are always so enlightening and colorful – now there is another bucket list item added after reading this!
My dad has dreamed of a cruise down the Danube his whole life! Now I’m convinced we have to take him on one! Beautiful photos!
You’re really helping convince me I need to take a river cruise!! Love all the colors.
What an absolutely gorgeous place. Those window boxes are incredible! I wonder if I could do something similar at home. I also love the colors of all the buildings.
I am staring at those timberhouses trying with all my might to pick a favorite and it’s IMPOSSIBLE!! Positively lovely!
Oh! This looks so amazing! What a great way to travel.
Wow! I am loving these posts. Do you have any more travel tips and info about “river cruising” in general? My husband and I have wanted to do this but are curious about the ins and outs of this style of travel. And were there other people/couples your age?
This is beautiful! I live in Poland and Krakow is also very cool. Did you have a chance to visit any of the historical places? Also in Berlin they have this rittersport chocolate place where you can make your own chocolate!
Did you know Chicago hosts a Christkindlesmarkt modeled after the Nuremberg, Germany market and is the largest authentic outdoor German holiday market in the United States. It actually starts today and runs through Christmas Eve.
dang. my christmas wish would be to wake up as Amanda one day…instead i am stuck living vicariously through you which honestly isn’t such a bad thing :)
I would like to thank you for all your time posting your trip. It was a wonderful experience for me sitting here at my computer.