Nürnberg History

Saint Lorenzkriche (St. Lawrence’s church), a medieval church that began construction back between 1243 and 1315.  An incredible church to visit.

Saint Lorenzkriche

Saint Lorenzkriche

Inside the church the architecture is beautiful.  The detail on the ceiling, the windows, the sculptures…beautiful!  The stain glass, especially when the natural light flows through and the colours stand out.

Inside the church

Inside the church

Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände (Documentation Centre Party Rally Grounds)

The National Socialists party rally grounds and museum is another stop.  The National Socialists party decided that Nürnberg was the city where all the party rallies would take place.  This happened every year from 1933 to 1938 in September.  When you visit the party grounds there is an “enter at your own risk” signage.  This area is not maintained as it was a time in history that was scarred with terror.

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In 2001, the Documentation Centre Party Rally Grounds opened.  There is a permanent exhibition “Fascination and Terror” which gives information about the party’s rule of terror.  It is actually very informative and factual.  It is definitely eerie to be standing in the area where these rallies took place so long ago.  It is important to reflect on history to learn from it going forward. 

Rally grounds

Rally grounds

There are two parts to Nürnberg, the old city (which is enclosed by a wall) and the new city which surrounds the old city.  You can see the difference between the architecture of the old and new areas of the city.  Within the old city on a hill is the castle.  When you are in the caste you have a wonderful view of the city.

Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle)

The castle has beautiful garden areas, and you can see part of the surrounding.

Castle grounds

Castle grounds

Around the city.

Around the city.

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