In the Travel Germany series, different places across Germany are featured in interviews with expats who relocated there. With their insider tips and suggestions about why they love their new home, you'll have plenty of ideas for when you visit Germany.
Let's learn about the hidden gem of Bavaria - Nuremberg!
I visited Nuremberg in July 2020 and fell in love with it. I went back in September and wanted to go again, but couldn't due to the pandemic.
First thing to know about this amazing place: people in Nuremberg identify as Franconian first and foremost, although the city is technically in Bavaria. Franconia is a region in northern Bavaria and is home to many charming places, including Nuremberg.
Today's guest, Shannon, has lived with her family for several years. They actually lived in Nuremberg years ago, moved back to the States, and missed Nuremberg so much, they moved back. Through the years and various adventures with her husband and kids, Shannon has great ideas for how to stroll through the city, where to stop for the famous Nuremberg sausages, and which of the many festivals in the area to visit.
Albrect Duerer Platz is a great spot to stop for a snack at The Wanderer.
Food and Drink
- Biergartens including Marientor Biergarten, Tucherhof, Barfuesser Beer Hall
- The Wanderer (open from March 1 until the end of December)
- Di Simo’s
- Brezenkolb for pretzels
- stop for Nürnberger Würstchen (“Drei im Weckla”)
- Lebkuchen (gingerbread)
Museums and Sites
- Stroll Nuremberg: start at Handwerkshof near Koenigtor, then walk to Lorenzkirche, to Hauptmarkt and Frauenkirche, up to the Imperial Castle, over to Albrect Duerer Platz, then down to Maxbrucke, The Executioner’s Bridge, and the Trodelmarkt.
- Medieval Dungeons Museum
- The Imperial Castle
- The Nazi Party Rally Grounds
- Documentation Center
- The Palace of Justice
- Kettensteg Bridge
So many beautiful bridges to cross and alleyways to explore!
- Christkindlesmarkt Christmas Market, complete with roasted nuts, Glühwein, sausage, die größte Feuerzangenbowle der Welt (the world’s biggest Feuerzange) and Feuerzangenbowle mit Schuss (an extra shot of rum) on top
- Medieval Castle Moat Fest
- Erlanger Bergkirchweih
Fall in love with Nuremberg with me! Check the episode out here.