Friday, June 1, 2012

May 12 Nuremberg Germany Part 2


I split this post into two parts  as I wanted to separate the horrors of Nazism from the beautiful historical city of Nuremberg.

Johannisfriedhof - St John's Cemetery
St John's Cemetery is one of Europe's most famous graveyards. Sumptuous bronze epitaphs on the sandstone tombs tell us about the people who were laid to rest here: simple craftsmen, rich Patricians and Nuremberg citizens who achieved world fame, such as Albrecht Dürer (his house is shown below), Adam Kraft and Veit Stoß.


It was one of our few overcast days but the sun did poke its head out a few times.
The Tiergärtnerplatz  (wooden bridge) with the Dürerhaus, the residence and workplace of famous artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528).

Henkerstreg (first built in 1457). The hangman's (Henker) house gave the bridge its name and when called to do his duty, he crossed this bridge.

One of the few remaining parts of the penultimate city fortifications. The tower was built in the mid 13th century, severely damaged in 1945 and reconstructed in 1977.

Grand Hotel built in 1895

Although bombed to rubble in WWII, the medieval city center with its main buildings had been reconstructed, using the original stone.

The pulse of the city beats at the market square Hauptmarkt - it is dominated by the beautiful Church Frauenkirche and the Gothic fountain Schöner Brunnen, one of the most visited sights in Nuremberg.





Turn the golden ring at the Schöner Brunnen three times and any wish will come true!



The sun did try to come out a few times



 Famous of their gingerbread





After a beer with some friends it was time to head back to the boat for our Farewell dinner.



2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that they re-built. I was just reading a WWII book, Shadows Walking, and it was sad reading about the old city being bombed.

    BTW, nice food photo too! This has been such an interesting trip to follow!

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  2. Wonderful shots of the city. I love the architecture.

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