Food and Drink

Food and Drink in Nuremberg

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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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[Translate to Englisch:] Thomas Förster - Bratwurst-Röslein, Foto: © Ute Wünsch

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Franconian Carp (Photo: © FrankenTourismus / STE)

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