Nuremberg, City of Peace and Human Rights
Arriving in Nuremberg from Munich was a short and pleasant highway trip, despite encountering some rain along the way. After reaching the city, we parked our car at the Adler Parking Garage in Adlerstraße 4, where the hourly rate was 3 € for the first hour and 1 € for each subsequent hour, with a maximum daily charge of 30 €.
We felt fortunate to secure accommodations through Airbnb in the close Breite G. street, just a few blocks away from the magnificent St. Lorenzkirche. The following day, we were excited to explore the Kaiserburg, but before that, we couldn't resist the temptation to soak in the beauty of Nuremberg's landmarks along the way.
We woke up late, and for a quick and convenient lunch, we decided to indulge in some fast food at Kochlöffel, conveniently located just below our apartment. My kids and I savored the delicious flavors of two Kross-Chicken chicken burgers and a mouthwatering Bratwurst sausage sandwich. It was a satisfying and tasty meal that fueled us for the rest of our day's adventures in Nuremberg.
After refueling, we embarked on a walk towards the castle, capturing memorable pictures along the way. At Hauptmarkt, facing the Frauenkirche, we couldn't resist trying some natural orange juices, although they were a bit pricey at 4€ each.
As we strolled through the streets, we were captivated by the grandeur of St. Lorenzkirche, the elegance of St. Sebalduskirche, the striking presence of Frauenkirche, and the impressive Rathaus. It was a delightful and enriching experience that provided us with a wonderful introduction to the city's rich history and stunning architecture.
Upon reaching the castle, we explored Kaiserburg. We purchased the “Palas with Double Chapel + Imperial Castle Museum” which included both the Palace and the Museum. It was 5.50€ per adult and the kids under 18 entered free. It was an informative and engaging experience, offering insights into the historical significance of the place that was bombed during WWII.
Returning to our apartment, we treated ourselves to some delightful ice creams, ending the day on a sweet note. The next morning, we headed to the Memorium Nuremberg Trials. The museum impressed us, especially the video presentation on two screens, providing a deeper understanding of the trials' importance. We purchased a small group ticket 2 for 12.50€ that covers 2 adults and up to 3 children under 18 years.
Visiting the Memorium Nuremberg Trials was an exceptional educational experience for the kids, offering exhibits and informative displays that helped them understand the significance of historical events and the importance of international justice.
Our journey continued towards Dresden, Saxony, but not before passing through Hirschberg, Thuringia. We crossed a historic checkpoint between the former Germanies, offering a glimpse into the country's divided past. The road led us back into Bavaria and then to Saxony on the highway, creating a unique travel experience through different regions of Germany.