Nuremberg has to offer a lot of toys in the old town besides the Toy Fair. Did you look at the model railway in the main railway station? Or do you know the toy shops in the craftsmen courtyard? Did you realize, that we have been the world market leader in producing toys made out of tin? Do you have knowledge, that we don’t only have the toy museum but a collection of toys in our German National Museum? Join me while walking through Nuremberg with the focus on toys!
The river Pegnitz divides the old town into two districts: Sebald and Lorenz, named after the two main churches. Above both rises the medieval castle. When you visit Nuremberg you can feel the Middle Ages alive.
The city ist one of Germany’s points of interest. In the „Jewel Case of the German Empire“, famous artists as Albrecht Dürer and Hans Sachs, Veit Stoß and Peter Fischer, Adam Kraft and Peter Henlein flourished. If we are thinking of Nuremberg, we have Lebkuchen (gingerbread) and fried sausages, toys, The Meistersinger, the Nuremberg Funnel, its Christmas Market and its mighty city walls (the largest in Europe) in mind.
Also the Imperial Diets in the Middle Ages were held in Nuremberg.
As well as the Nazi Party Rallies, the Nuremberg Laws and the Nuremberg Trials of top Nazi criminals. The attraction of my hometown lies in its contrasts between that what has been preserved and the living spirit of the city.
The name „Nürnberg“ is closely associated with the doings of the Nazis and their „third Reich“. Here the Nazi Party Rallies were held.
How did this city turn from a city of the National Socialism to a city of the human rights?
Why Hitler choosed Nürnberg?
What is still to be seen of the buildings in Nürnberg?
Make a walk and learn a lot of the historical backgrounds.