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