As our final stop off on the way back to Frankfurt, we stopped at Nuremberg for a night. We really didn’t have much time here at all but what I saw I liked! We managed to get a hotel in the Old Town (The Adina Apartment Hotel) which was particularly well located, had parking and was easy to find! Win.
The Old Town is really worth a look and it is a short walk from the hotel to the castle and the Old Town walls. The base of the castle has lots of little restaurants/cafes/bars. Be aware on a Sunday (we were there then) there is next to nothing open. You may be lucky to find a couple of bars. For those that are shoppers (or just like looking), the Old Town has a number of high end brands and in the main square there is a market. The market is a pretty cool one, selling everything from food, crockery, art and craft and even hairdressing scissors and dental equipment! I enjoyed a bit of a nose around and picked up a couple of necklaces and a Venetian glass ring.
For those interested in history, specifically history around Hitler and the Nazi’s, there are many very historically signicant and very well put together museums and sites. We visited the Nuremberg Documentation Centre and the Nazi Rally Grounds. The Documentation is really well put together and although we have visited a number of Nazi sites over the years and even recently, there is still area specific information here and it is really worth a visit. You can also walk around the lake (or drive) to the Rally Grounds, which are still there and you can go and stand in the grand stands. It is quite a moving spot and you can really imagine the rallies in front of you. Definitely worth the visit.
We were really short of time and this is all we managed but you could certainly spend a couple of days in Nuremburg and look at things properly.