Nuremberg had always been a source of fascination for me because of two reasons. One, it was the hometown of one of my closest German friends, Sam and second, being a part of the Roman holy empire, Nuremberg is one of the most beautiful towns in the Bavaria region, or south of Germany.
Is Nuremberg really a rich city? And second world war
After visiting the Nuremberg castle and the congress hall, Nuremberg where Hitler came into the power after the famous rally of Nuremberg, I asked Sam that I was interested in visiting around the market street of Nuremberg.
As I have also mentioned in the previous blogs of mine that most of the European cities will have an old town square, so did Nuremberg as well. However, opposite to what I was expecting, the old town square of Nuremberg was very happening with a lot of shops displaying branded products.
I always thought the Bavarian region to be very mystical to me because I assumed the culture and people from this region to be mystical as well. In a sense, very silent, reserved and having a symmetry with the history, however, that was not the case.
The truth is most of the famous German cities like Frankfurt, Munich or Nuremberg are located in the South of Germany. People often speculate that the southern part of Germany is much richer when compared to the other parts of Germany.
Some attribute this fact to the second world war. Hitler operated from the south of Germany and that’s how all the financial resources were shifted to the south of Germany. But anyways.
Nuremberg Market streets & history:
The opulence of affluent Nuremberg can be seen in the market streets. Trust me, there were so many branded shops and showrooms were there which sell high-end products. Coming from Berlin, I had never expected that. But somehow, I had to believe that.
On the cultural front, Nuremberg has a lot of scope in the historical places but unfortunately, most of them remind us of the second world war and Hitler. That’s why the places have been ignored and they should be ignored.
The river Pegnitz crosses through the middle of the town and a walk along the river or inside the town would surely make you see this river. Ducks and birds swimming in the river. It is the same river which also crossed Bamberg which is also called as the Venice of Germany.
There are nice restaurants along the river where you can sit and relax and have dinner. There are a lot of churches as well in this city as Nuremberg was once a part of the Holy Roman Empire.
Also Read: AutoBahn Drive from Berlin to Nuremberg