Quick Guide to Nuremberg, Germany

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Christmas markets, toys, and gingerbread. This is what comes to mind when I think of Nuremberg. Oh, and the Nuremberg Trials. This important city is only a 2 hour drive from Munich. We made a day trip out of it last December while the Christkindlmarkt was still open. Before the Christmas market, we visited the Documentation Center which is where the Nazi Party Rally Grounds were located. It is a really informative museum, and we were fascinated watching the videos of the Nuremberg Trials. It is a bit sobering being in the same place where these rallies were held many years ago.

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The Christkindlmarkt was the true reason we made the journey to Nuremberg. It was one of our favorite Christmas markets. The little sausages in a roll were the best market food we’ve ever tasted! Of course, we had to try the lebkuchen (gingerbread) and hot gluhwein for research purposes. All passed our test!

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The church is worth visiting. It was so pretty sitting above all of the red and white striped tents. The Nuremberg market even has a separate children’s market complete with a merry-go-round and cotton candy. Our very favorite part of the day was when we made it into the Nuremberg newspaper! A lady approached us asking our opinions about our first time in Nuremberg. She snapped a photo, took down our names and ages, and we went on our way happier than before.

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Nuremberg is a beautiful city in the winter with its horse-drawn carriages, chilly air, and piping hot drinks to keep you warm.

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