2020. Corona. Travelling is a different game. Yet our Fernweh acted up too often. So we arranged a train trip to Germany and Austria. Specifically to Leipzig in Saxony, several spots in Bavaria and returning home with ÖBB‘s Nightjet from Innsbruck in Tyrol to Brussels in Belgium.
Nuremberg is an über-medieval town in Germany. Officially in Bavaria, but culturally in Franconia. It’s über-German. There’s a reason why the NSDAP loved the place and chose for its party rallies. There’s also a reason why Playmobil got inspired by Nuremberg.
The Reichsparteitagsgelände is a must-see in Nuremberg. It’s outside the centre, obviously. But on a fair day, you can spend the day there. There’s a park, there’s the Documentation Centre, the Zeppelin Field. The park features a walking trail whit its dark history.
The medieval centre is also not a museum or time capsule. It is both historic and modern. We walked around, visited the Kaisersburg. But Nuremberg has more to offer.
Sausages for instance. Nürnberger Würste are small ‘breakfast sausage size’ sausages. They’re very popular. The Fränkisch cuisine is rich but more varied than you think.
For train lovers, there’s the DB Museum.
We were 1.5 days in Nuremberg, spending the night at Novotel Nuremberg City Centre. A day extra is better if you want to visit more.