Visitors to Nuremberg can learn about the Nazi Germany at the documentation center located at Hitler's convention site, but also discover the medieval painter Albrecht Dürer and enjoy some tasty Franconian treats.
The Emperor's Castle is one of few remaining medieval structures in Nuremberg
Nuremberg has a vast spectrum on offer: impressive history, a toy museum, a winning soccer and -- perhaps most importantly -- a few irresistible culinary delights.
"Drei in am Weckla": That’s the local dialect for "drei in einem Brötchen" or "three in a roll." What’s meant is a bread roll with three small grilled sausages tucked in. This local delicacy has reportedly even melted the resolve of die-hard vegetarians. The famous Nuremberg grilled sausages are usually served with Sauerkraut and a dash of horseradish.
The Nuremberg Castle
If your in Nuremberg around Christmas time, be sure to follow up your sausage and roll with a few "Lebkuchen." These are spiced cookies that can be found on every corner in the winter months.
With a satisfied belly, you are ready to embark on a tour of Nuremberg. Don't be surprised if you happen upon a gigantic bronze hare with sad eyes. This statue was created by a contemporary artist as a tribute to Albrecht Dürer, Nuremberg's medieval painter.
Yet it is Nuremberg's more recent history that has caused the city grief. In 1933, Adolf Hitler decided that Nuremberg should host the Nazi party's annual conventions and, each year, some 500,000 party members from across Germany converged upon the city for a week at a time.
Nazi documentation center
The 9 million dollar Nazi documentation center was opened in 2001
The Zeppelin airfield, which still exists today, was built especially for the Nazis' pompous parades. In 2001 a documentation center was erected on the airfield, which earned the city the UNESCO human rights prize.
Nuremberg paid a hefty price for its central role in the Nazi period. By the end of the Second World War, the only city more devastated than Nuremberg was Dresden.
In response to its history, the Franconian cities present the International Nuremberg Human Rights Prize every two years to individuals and groups who globally champion the cause of human rights.
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Editor: Helen Whittle