Danube River: Nuremburg

Last November, my husband and I enjoyed a trip down the Danube river aboard a longboat cruise.  One of the cities that we visited on the tour was Nuremberg, a city in the southern part of Germany known as Bavaria.

At the start of the day, we had a tour of the part of the city where Hitler had huge Nazi rallies and where the trials took place at the end of World War II.  You couldn’t help but feel a chill as the bus took us past the buildings that are left standing as a reminder to the world of that time.

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The spires in European cities are distinctive. The following photo was taken at the top of a hill, looking down the city street.  I enjoyed the view of old buildings,  trolleys moving people around and so many people out walking.

Nuremburg City
Nuremburg City

The shops in Germany are so colorful and windows are full of wonderful displays. Christmas season had almost begun in Nuremberg and the festive displays were just being erected outside on the malls.  Our guide told us that the traditional gingerbread (Lebkuchen) is very popular at Christmastime.

Bakery in Nuremberg
Bakery in Nuremberg

 

Outdoor Market
Outdoor Market

As I mentioned before in my blogs of Europe, churches are wonderful places to see sculptures and artworks. Below is the interior of St. Sebald Church.

St Sebald Church in Nuremberg
St Sebald Church in Nuremberg

 

The following photos were taken at the Nuremberg Castle which was damaged in 1944-45 but rebuilt after the war. The castle is considered to be one of Europe’s most formidable medieval fortifications.

Nuremberg Castle Buildings
Nuremberg Castle Buildings

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Next blog will focus on Prague…the last city on our tour.

One Reply to “Danube River: Nuremburg”

  1. Phyllis,

    As usual, your photos are superb. Nuremberg must be a beautiful city and I thank you for sharing your journey with us. The open markets, the architecture, the great cathedrals. One of my “bucket list” goals is to be locked in a German bakery overnight with no possible means of escape. The one you showed here might just be the one.

    Happy travels!

    Greg Miller

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