Food and Drink

Food and Drink in Nuremberg

© Uwe Niklas

More than another city in Germany, Nuremberg stands for culinary delights. While gingerbread is most popular during the Christmas season, the city's finger-sized sausages can be enjoyed all year long. Franconian specialties such as a crisy "Schäufele" pork shoulder or pan-fried carp are also worth a try. A cool beer from a small and privatley owned Franconian brewery is always the right accompaniment.


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Nuremberg Bratwurst © CTZ Nürnberg

Bratwurst Tour

A City Tour to "Sausage-Significant" Places

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[Translate to Englisch:] Oliver Kirschner - Gelbes Haus, Foto: © Ute Wünsch

Oliver Kirschner - Gelbes Haus

Mr. Kirschner - that's me - was born on September 10, 1958 in Nuremberg. Really!

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Franconian horseradish (© Schamel Meerrettich)

Franconian Horseradish

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[Translate to Englisch:] Walter Heiselbetz - Lebkuchen Schmidt © Ute Wünsch

Walter Heiselbetz - Lebkuchen Schmidt

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[Translate to Englisch:] Whisky Produktion in Nürnberg (© Hausbrauerei Altstadthof)

Epicenter of the German Whisky Scene

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Culinary experiences at the Nuremberg Old Town Festival © Uwe Niklas

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