10 reasons to go on holiday in Nurnberg (photo / video)
At the end of May, at the invitation of the German Tourism Organization, I was on a city break in Nurnberg. It was a press trip organized in partnership with Wizz Air and Nurnberg Airport. I answered yes to the invitation because Germany is one of my favorite countries and I have long wanted to reach the Bavarian area.
The event took place between 28 - May 31, enough for a city break sprinkled with plenty of relaxation, beer and walks in and around the city. To better summarize my experience in Nurnberg, I decided to present it in the form of 10 reasons to visit this area of northern Bavaria.
Bucharest - Nurnberg with Wizz Air
1. It arrives very quickly and at a good price, the flights Bucharest - Nurnberg being provided by Wizz Air. The prices start from 99 lei / segment, price in which you have included only a small cabin luggage. In the winter season 2015-2016, the low-cost operator flies on Wednesdays and Sundays after the following schedule:
W6 3101 Bucharest 19: 05 → 20: 25 Nurnberg
W6 3102 Nurnberg 20: 55 → 23: 55 Bucharest
In the 2016 summer season, Wizz Air changes the flight schedule, moving them on Fridays and Mondays:
W6 3101 Bucharest 19: 00 → 20: 15 Nurnberg
W6 3102 Nurnberg 20: 50 → 23: 55 Bucharest
Bucharest - Nuremberg with Wizz Air - landing in Nuremberg
Discover the city of Nurnberg
2. Nuremberg is a city in Middle Franconia, the Land of Bavaria, Germany, with over 500.000 inhabitants, the second largest city in Bavaria. Together with the cities Fürth, Erlangen and Schwabach form the economic and cultural center of Franconia. It is worth discovering it on foot, in a night walk or day.
And do not forget! The good day starts with good coffee. Search for Bergbrand cafe.
The old town center of Nurnberg
3. Go to the medieval fortified city Nurnberg - the Historical Center. It is 10 minutes walk from the central train station. We stayed at Ringhotel Loew's Merkur, very close to the city center but also to the train station.
The history of the city of Nuremberg is closely linked to the history of the Roman Empire. The rulers of this empire chose to build a fortress near the river Pegnitz, which appears for the first time with the name Nourenberg (rocky hill) in the Sigena document issued by Emperor Heinrich III, in the year 1050. Securing the borders between Saxony, Bavaria, East Franconia and Bohemia, the territory developed into a free trade fair. Walking the streets of the old city, you will discover the Bavarian architecture, old buildings and part of the history of these places.
The historical center is surrounded by the walls built since 1452 year. And in the northern part of the old town is the Imperial Castle, a special place by architecture, location and history. It also houses the Kaiserburg Museum.
Museums, castles, churches and old buildings
4. Take a tour of museums, castles, churches and old buildings: St. Lawrence Church or "Lorenzkirche"; The Church of St. James or "Jakobskirche": initially (11th century) the church of the Teutonic Order hospital; Ehekarussell Fountain, which was built between the years 1977-1981 by the sculptor Jürgen Weber; The "Schöner Brunnen" fountain with the "ring of luck", which was built between the years 1385-1396 by Heinrich Beheim; The Church of Our Lady or "Frauenkirche", which was built between 1352 - 1362 at the request of King Charles IV. And the list can go on. In relation to museums, you can visit: Toy Museum; German National Museum; Museum of Communications; The Deutsche Bahn Museum.
Beer and sausage with cabbage
5. Enjoy the local beer, called Tucher, and the Bavarian Bavarian cuisine. For the most part, this was my menu during this city break. But I also ate a shaworma, a pork steak, cabbage duck, etc. But in the desert I had little choice. At this point, the Germans are a little weak :).
Erlanger Bergkirchweih beer festival
6. Don't miss the Erlangen beer festival, which is called Erlanger Bergkirchweih and is recognized as the oldest in the Germany. According to statistics, over 1 million people come to this festival. Here you will find beer (obviously), select menus (sausages, pork, duck meat and many more) and lots of fun.
7. Book yourself a day to pay a visit to Coburg, a town about an hour by train from Nurnberg. Stay for one night in the small town and don't just walk around it. Bavarian architecture, tranquility and beautiful landscapes surround you at every turn.
8. If you go with your family, don't miss out Playmobil FunPark, a fun park to please the little ones. While the little ones are playing, you can enjoy a coffee in the park or have a meal.
Planespotting at Nurnberg International Airport - Flughafen Nürnberg
9. For those passionate about airplanes, a plane spotting at the airport it is recomended. There are two places where planes can be photographed. Climb the parking building near the airport, at a height or walk into the airport, in the panorama area on the runway and platform.
Christkindlesmarkt - Nurnberg Christmas Fair
10. Bonus reason: Christkindlesmarkt is the Nurnberg Christmas Fair. It is organized in the central market in the old town / old town, in front of the Frauenkirche church. With over 2 million visitors, Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt is one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany and one of the most famous in the world. Although research has been done, the origins of this market are still undiscovered. According to some historians, Christkindlesmarkt would have appeared in the period 1610 - 1639. As every year, and in 2015, Christkindlesmarkt will close on 24 December. If you do not arrive this year, consider 2016's winter.
Nurnberg enter the list of favorite destinations and I will definitely visit this region again. It has much to say, to transmit and to show. If you would like to know some of the information that we did not include in this article, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will look for answers to your questions. If you've been curious about Nurnberg, go to the list of places to visit in 2016, and then share your impressions with us. We wish you a beautiful journey and we hope to inspire you as much as it has inspired us.