From Prague, I took a few trains for about 5 hour 20 minutes to get to Nürnberg. I spent three days there and thought it sufficient. For any history lover like myself, this was definitely an educational visit. Nürnberg was known for the Reichsparteitagsgelände (Nazi party rally grounds), and going into the Documentation Center, I was able to see and read intricate details of what happened at the site. It was haunting to stand where Hitler stood just decades ago. This was the hometown of my German professor at UC San Diego, so she gave me a few things to tick off my list while I was there. For ranking of sausages: Next to the famous weißwurst of Bavaria, there was the “drei im weckla” (three in a roll). While sadly, I wasn’t the biggest fan of every single sausage I’ve come across, these two definitely made the mark.
This was my first meal there that my host so kindly made for me.
The Schöner Brunnen (beautiful fountain) is located in the Hauptmarkt. There are two small rings on the grille of the fence of the fountain where one is supposed to turn for their wish to be granted. One ring is said to be the “fake” ring (the gold one for tourists), and the “real” wish granter would be the iron colored one.
Turning the iron ring three times for my wish to come true. I had to tippy toe for it.
Tourists turn the “gold” ring, unbeknownst to them that it’s a “fake”.
The walk to the cathedral.
Die Burg (The Castle)
View overlooking the city
Beautiful leaves that look like butterflies
Favorite sausage of all time (weißwurst mit süßer Senf) white sausage with sweet mustard. Not so fond of the plain pretzels, being so used to the decked out pretzels we have here at Auntie Anne’s.
I had to.
Dokumentations-zentrum (German history museum)
Forests of people
Layout of this rally ground
Way to the outside of the rally grounds
Where Hitler stood when he held his Nazi conventions and parades
Different vantage point
The famous “drei im weckla”
Gebrannte Mandeln (Candied roasted almonds)
Once more, just in case.