Nürnberg, Germany

Nürnberg or commonly known as Nuremberg in English is one of the visited cities in Germany. It is very famous of its Christkindlemarkt (Christmas Market) which is held around the end of November until Dec. 24 (not so sure but I think so..will rasearch it later)..I had been to this city not only ten time. If I get bored sometimes, I even go walking here alone, do shopping, picture taking, eat in my favorite Chinese restaurant or just simply enjoying the sightseeing.

We were also here last Saturday with friends. We had lots of fun walking around and shopping too!! I am sharing to you some photos I had last Dec. 2007 as me and my husband went their during the Chriskindlemarkt. I will share some more photos and infos about Nuremberg next time….see yah folks!! thanks for visiting!!

Nuremberg Castle is located on a sandstone rock in the north of the historical city of Nuremberg, Germany. It comprises three parts: the Emperor’s buildings (“Kaiserburg”), the mostly built buildings of the rulers of Nuremberg (“Burggrafenburg”), and the buildings on the eastern side (“städtische Burganlage”). The castle was damaged in the Second World War but then reconstructed; today it is one of the main landmarks in Nuremberg. courtesy of Wikipedia.

as we were going down from the castle.it’s freezing cold here..
photo I took as we where on top of the Castle. You can see here the view of the city

Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg [‘nʏɐ̯nbεɐ̯k]) is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. It is situated on the Pegnitz river and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal and is Franconia’s largest city. It is located about 170 kilometres north of Munich, at 49.27° N 11.5° E. Population (as of 01/2006) is 500,132.

From 1050 to 1571, the city expanded and rose dramatically in importance due to its location on key trade routes. It is often referred to as having been the ‘unofficial capital’ of the Holy Roman Emperor, particularly because Reichstage (Imperial Diets) and courts met at Nuremberg Castle. The Diets of Nuremberg were an important part of the administrative structure of the empire. In 1219 Nuremberg became an Imperial Free City under Emperor Frederick II. Nuremberg soon became, with Augsburg, one of the two great trade centers on the route from Italy to Northern Europe. In 1298, the Jews of the town were accused of having desecrated the host and 698 were slain in one of the many Rintfleisch Massacres. Behind the massacre in 1298 was also the desire to combine the northern and southern parts of the city, which were divided by the Pegnitz River. Jews had been settled in that flood-prone area, but as the city leaders realized, this center of town was crucial to its future development. Hence, the Jewish population had to be removed. This area is now the place of the City Market, Frauenkirche and Rathaus (City Hall).


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