Visit the spectacular city of Nuremberg
As we all know, Bavaria is worldwide famous for its fantastic traditions, cuisine, festivals, landscapes and cities. One of the most spectacular cities of Bavaria is Nuremberg. The city has a rich history. It is considered to be found somewhere in the 11th century. There are numerous fantastic sights in Nuremberg, ranging from museums to churches. Among the main attractions of the city are the Nuremberg Castle, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, the beautiful St Sebaldus Church, the Nuremberg Zoo, the Frauenkirche and so on. If you find this description convincing and would like to visit the spectacular city of Nuremberg, read on to find out more about it.
The magnificent historical building was constructed on a sandstone rock situated in the northern part of the city. It is one of the major landmarks of Nuremberg, attracting dozens of visitors every year. The first mention of the castle appears in a document in 1105. It used to be of a great importance of the Holy Roman Empire. Some of the main features of the castle are the Deep Well, the Sinwell Tower and the Imperial Chapel. The fantastic castle can be visited daily from April to September from 9:00 until 18:00 and from October to March from 10:00 until 16:00. (November 2012)
The Germanisches Nationalmuseum
As one of the several museums of Nuremberg, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum is a major attraction of the city. It houses fine collections of German art and culture which date back in the prehistoric times. With its huge collection of about 1.200.000 objects, the museum can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 until 18:00, on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 21:00. The price of ticket is €6 for adults and €4 for children and concession. (November 2012)
St Sebaldus Church
One of the numerous beautiful churches of Nuremburg is the St Sebaldus Church. The immense church was built in several stages. The works began in 1225. It wears the characteristics of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles. The main features of the church are the beautiful stained glass windows, the organ and Shrine of Saint Sebaldus.
The Nuremberg Zoo
For those who love animals, Nuremberg has a fantastic zoo to offer. It can be found in the “imperial forest” of the city. The zoo is home to about 300 species of animals, including Siberian tigers, polar bears, Asiatic lions, snow leopards, sea lions, giraffes and so on. It is a fantastic attraction of Nuremberg.
The Nuremberg Frauenkirche
The beautiful church is an outstanding architectural jewel of Brick Gothic style. The Roman Catholic Frauenkirche is a major landmarks and visitor attraction of Nuremberg. One of the highlights of the 14th century church is the “Männleinlaufen” which is the name of a clock commemorating the Golden Bull of 1356. It can be found on the west façade of the church.