On the left side, you see the great emblem (Große Wappen). On the right side, you see the minor emblem (Kleine Wappen) of Nuremberg. The left one is generally used by administrative bodies whereas the minor one is used by some companies too.
I was told this part at the tympanum of St. Lorenz is showing the ‘Ascension of Jesus’. For me this is really an odd illustration as one can see only the feet of Jesus.
The ‘Schöner Brunnen’ is one of the most beautiful fountains I have ever seen and is placed at the central place of Nuremberg. A ring embedded in the fence surrounding the fountain is said to bring good luck to those who spin. Another version told me spinning the ring rises your fertility. So be careful!
I had known Nuremberg is famous for its Lebkuchen but I was surprised how many sorts of bread this bread store (Feinkost Nikolaus Schwarz) is offering. Amazing how different the outer crusts and the crumbles of each loaf look like. And yes, I always love a good piece of bread. What about you?
You find this sundial on the facade of the Fembohaus in Nuremberg. The Fembohaus is the home of the Nuremberg City Museum. Inside, you see a city model of Nuremberg before World War II.
Fun presents found at my hotel room. A box of Lebkuchen and the artist Albrecht Dürer as toy figurine. Actually Nuremberg is for both pretty famous. By the way a big exhibition with the works of the young Dürer will open on May 24th. A good reason to go back to Nuremberg soon.
A city wall still surrounds Nuremberg (Nürnberg) to a large extent. I had an excellent view of the guard’s walkway from my hotel window.
While in Nuremberg, I was told there was one man with a licence for a gondola. After some hours watching the river in the middle of the city, I was able to catch him in a photo. The building in the background is named Heilig-Geist-Spital. It served as a home for old and sick people in earlier times.
A tramcar of the series 700/800 dating back to 1925 seen in Nuremberg (Nürnberg).
My first view of Nuremberg after leaving the train and standing in the hall of Nuremberg central station: A tower called Frauentorturm dating back to 14th century. The tower is placed near the Handwerkerhof, a court full of shops selling traditional products and craftsmanship.
The former armoury (Zeughaus) of Nuremberg built in the years 1588/89 by Hans Dietmayer. After its demolition during World War II it got reconstructed in 1954/55. [German]
The New Residence (Neue Residenz) of the Bamberg Prince-Bishops has over 40 staterooms featuring stucco-work ceilings. The furniture and the tapestries originate from the 17th and 18th centuries. The rose garden of the residence offers a fine view of Michelsberg Abbey.