Before we all take off to our well-deserved Christmas holidays and spend the days and evening feasting with our beloved ones, let me take you one more time to a new city in this year. Since we’ve almost reached Christmas, I thought it would be nice to take you to the German city of Nuremberg. Nuremberg is known for its castle, Albrecht Dürer, its sausages, its ginger bread and – yes of course – its huge Christmas market during the advent time (be prepared, it can get crowded – ok, I am absolutely understating this!).
Luckily, Nuremberg is a mere hour train ride away from Munich and so I took the opportunity to visit a friend of mine during the festive advent season there. In the heart of Nuremberg’s old town the huge Christmas market welcomes every year thousands and thousands of guest from all over the world. People flock to take in the festive atmosphere that recalls fairy tales from the brothers Grimm, sip on a mug of mulled wine and nibble on yummy sausages and tasty ginger bread – both local specialties and really worth tasting!
But the Christmas market is not everything there is to Nuremberg. Take a stroll off the main square and discover small alleyways, half-timbered houses, cosy inns named ‘The Witch’s Hut’ or ‘The Castle’s Guard’, vintage bookstores and more. A visit to Nuremberg is not complete without a visit to the city’s castle perched on a rocky hill overlooking the city’s red rooftops.
Even though I am pretty sure everyone is already in a very festive mood, I hope this little stroll through Nuremberg in the advent time has added a bit more festive feeling to your Monday. Happy Christmas week!
I haven’t been for years… you capture it so well. beautiful photos and there’s nothing quite like German Christmas markets. Happy Christmas week my friend.
That is true Tina, Germany knows how to do proper Christmas markets! Happy holidays to you too!
Hello Igor! I’m in Münich for the Christmas and you just made me want to visit Nuremberg definitely! I loved your photos. Thanks for the suggestion and who knows? Maybe I ‘ ll see you somewhere around…
Oh wonderful, you will love it, it is pretty festive although too warm for the season:-) I will not be in Munich as I am leaving tomorrow but I wish you a very happy Christmas time in my city!
beautiful pics, thank you!!! happy christmas!!! angie
Thank you Angie and merry Christmas to you too!
Igor, have some lovely days wherever you are going to be and I hope you can unwind a bit. Wishing you two and your beloved ones a very Merry Christmas! xx
Thank you so much, Gudy! I am wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year too! See you in 2015!
Lovely pictures Igor. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Really gorgeous pictures Igor! I visited Nuremberg as well and I am impressed how you managed to capture this beautiful city despite the crowds (it really gets too busy over the weekend!!) It’s worth a visit for sure 🙂