Nuremberg City, A View from The Castle

These are old photographs I took from Nuremberg or Nürnberg (in German) last 2007. I took these photos as we were on top of Nuremberg Castle where you can see the whole city of Nuremberg. Feel free to browse my categories here for more images from this city.

the historical buildings in Nuremberg. view taken on top of Nuremberg Castle

the beautiful and colourful sunset in Nuremberg. View taken on top of Nuremberg Castle

SOME OF THE MAIN SIGHTS IN NUREMBERG

The southern part of the old town, known as Lorenzer Seite, is separated from the north by the river Pegnitz and encircled to the south by the city walls.

* Nuremberg Castle: the three castles that tower over the city including central burgraves’ castle, with Free Reich’s buildings to the east, the Imperial castle to the west.
* Heilig-Geist-Spital. In the centre of the city, on the bank of the river Pegnitz, stands the Hospital of the Holy Spirit. Founded in 1332, this is one of the largest hospitals of the Middle Ages. Lepers were kept here at some distance from the other patients. It now houses elderly persons and a restaurant.
* Hauptmarkt, which provides a picturesque setting and famous market for gingerbread. Nuremberg’s star attraction is the Gothic Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain) which was erected around 1385 but subsequently replaced with a replica (the original fountain is kept in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum). The unchanged Renaissance bridge Fleischbrücke crosses the Pegnitz nearby.
* The following churches are located inside the city walls: St. Sebaldus Church, St. Lorenz, Frauenkirche (Our Lady’s Church), Saint Klara, Saint Martha, Saint Jakob, Saint Egidien, and Saint Elisabeth.
* Gothic St Lorenz-Kirche (St. Lorenz church, St. Lorenz), one of the most important buildings in Nuremberg. The main body was built around 1270-1350.
* The church of the former Katharinenkloster is preserved as a ruin, the charterhouse (Kartause) is integrated into the building of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum and the choir of the former Franziskanerkirche is part of a modern building. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuremberg

 
 

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