Historical half-timbered middle class houses predominate, in testimony to the wealth created by the leathermaking trade.
The largest ensemble of old artisan houses in Nuremberg can be found in the Weißgerbergasse. Predominantly half-timbered, the historical town houses, often with their own wells and a garden, testify to the affluence that could be attributed to the art of leather making. Instead of the busy tanners in the Middle Ages, the Weißgerbergasse today is populated with cafés, bars, small boutiques and handicraft workshops.
Casemates – defensive chambers inside the Renaissance bastions of the Imperial Castle – led to the medieval water supply conduits. The impressive, once secret water channels were used well into the 20th c.
Fascinatingly close to the stars above – in Bavaria's largest planetarium. While sitting in comfortable seats in an air-conditioned 18-meter diameter domed hall you can not only watch a faithful reproduction of the starlit sky displayed...
Farmers' market, Easter market, Autumn market, Christmas market. As in the olden days, there is a bustle of activity all year round at the Nuremberg Hauptmarkt. If you have some time to spare, despite all the bustle, you can enjoy the...
The Town Hall is a complex of several construction periods. The oldest section is the 40 m Gothic hall erected between 1332 and1340, once the largest secular hall construction north of the Alps.
The history of Nuremberg is inseparable from the history of beer. At the end of a tour of the historic undergraound rock-cut cellars and the Hausbrauerei Alstadthof, you can try a traditional Nuremberg red beer.
Two half-timbered stories rise above the ground floor fashioned from sandstone ashlars.