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.

Key facts:

  • the name comes from the tanners who lived in this lane during the Middle Ages
  • largest ensemble of medieval half-timbered houses in Nuremberg
  • today a picturesque pedestrian street with small restaurants, bars and cafés