If you are a WWII buff, then Nuremberg is a must see during your Germany itinerary.
The setting is an interesting mix of the mid century and the medieval. Upon arriving, we took a driving tour of the city which included a lot of highlights of World War II. We visited the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946, known as the Nuremberg Trials
and the chilling Nazi Rally Grounds where mass events were held to fuel the party propaganda.
But at the same time, Nuremberg still retains much of it’s medieval history. The city still has parts of it’s Middle Age wall that surrounds the city. It was so quintessential Baravarian, but it felt disjointed after spending so much of the city tour looking at so many important places for the Nazi party.
Overlooking all of old Nuremberg is the Nuremberg Castle. It was under renovation while we were there and I was starving, so we did not spend as much time there was we should have. But it was pretty cool with stunning views of the city and just a short uphill climb.
The Christmas market was huge and overwhelming. There were several markets, including the international market and the kids’ market. But there were also hundreds of people and it felt completely overwhelming to an introvert like me.
However, the scenery was gorgeous with several cathedrals staring down at you.
The city was even more lovely at night. Z. and I tried to sneak away for a romantic night with just the two of us. However, Z’s dad got lost and so ended up being a group outing, which was still really fun.