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Nuremberg Specialties (Photo: Steffen Oliver Riese)

Nuremberg – more than almost any other city in Germany – stands for culinary delights. The town is known worldwide for its finger-sized sausages. The delicious Nuremberg bratwurst is a not-to-be-missed treat. As “3 im Weggla“ you can nibble them, packed in a crispy bun, right out of your hand. The proper way to eat them is in a historical bratwurst kitchen: served on a pewter plate with a fresh beer.

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