Things to Do in Nuremberg

By: John Edward Donovan

In part 1 we looked at a few of the sights around Nuremberg, in this part Iwill continue to highlight a few more things to be seen in this beautiful city.

??????????? A shortwalk form Halle Tor, one of the roads entering into the old city, is theWeissgerbergasse. An attractive street that leads up to the Hauptmarkt and islined with what in Englandwe would term Tudor style houses. Many of these houses are constantly beingrenewed in the old medieval style and they are well taken care of. They havemany uniquely German motifs to them though such as detailed frescoes on thefront of some of the houses. It is well worth paying a visit to this streetwhere during the summer you can sit outside at one of the restaurants or pubsand take in the relaxed atmosphere.

??????????? By the Germanisches Nationalmuseum,in the south of the old city, is a street of human rights where the twenty ninearticles of the United nations declaration of Human Rights are enshrined infree standing pillars. Each pillar is inscribed with one of the articles inGerman and another language and make for an interesting read, this seemsappropriate given the importance of Nuremberg to the Third Reich.

??????????? Going awayfrom the old city there are numerous equally interesting things to see. InFuerther Strasse stands the Nuremberg Palace of Justice., This is the samecourthouse which held the Nurembergwar Crime trials. The best known of these trials was the first in which theInternational Military Tribunal tried the most important captured Nazi leaders.It ran from 20th November 1945 to 1st October 1946. It ispossible to visit the courtroom and listen to a talk about the trials. This canonly be done on a weekend and there is a small charge to get in. The talk isoften given in English as well as German.

Another sight of relevance toNazi Germany is the Zeppelin Filed, the rally ground where Hitler held the Nuremberg rallies.Although the main area is a football field and the minor stands are largelyovergrown with grass, the main stand and podium is still clear and can be traversed.It is possible to stand at the podium where Hitler gave his speeches; this canmake for quite a strange experience.

Built into the side of theColloseum is Doku Zentrum a museum dedicated to remembrance of the Holocaust,this is quite close to the rally ground and both sites could be visited in ashort period of time although it is certainly worth spending an afternoonwalking around the Holocaust Museum.

And finally, in the east of thecity is the Industrial Ruin Hammer? (IndustrieruineHammer). It is, as the name suggests, in the Hammer district of the city. Itconsists of a number of buildings, some ruins, some not, from various stages ofthe city’s industrial past right the way back to medieval times. Several of thebuildings can be entered and walked around. The industrial ruin is interestingin itself as it shows both how the artisans worked and lived.

There are many other sights worthseeing in Nurembergbut these are just a few to illustrate the various things that there are to doand see in this wonderful city.

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