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There is so much to see and do in Nürnberg!
Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time, so let me start with all the things we missed: 'Kaiserburg', 'Hauptmarkt', 'Schöner Brunnen' and 'Frauenkirche', 'Dürerplatz', the area along the river Pegnitz with the 'Heilig Geist Spital', 'Fleischbrücke', 'Henkersteg', 'Weinstadl', etc., 'Johannisfriedhof, just to name a few.
Nürnberg also has some excellent museums , for example the 'Spielzeugmuseum' (toy museum), 'Germanisches Nationalmuseum', 'Verkehrsmuseum' (museum of transportation), 'Neues Museum' and 'Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände' (at the former Nazi party rally grounds), where you can learn about the city's not so glorious recent history before and during World War II. And while you're in that area of the city, make sure you rent a pair of inline skates, a bike or a boat at the nearby 'Dutzendteich' (a lake) and enjoy the outdoors!
For spectator sports, the main attractions are 'der Club' aka 1. FC Nürnberg (the constantly troubled Nuernberg football team - soccer for you Americans -, currently only second class) and the Nürnberg Ice Tigers (the - you probably guessed it - ice hockey team, who are actually doing pretty well right now).
If you come to Nürnberg in August, the 'Bardentreffen' (a free music festival that takes place all over the historic part of the city) is a must-see (and hear!). And if you like flea markets, don't miss the 'Trempelesmarkt' (twice a year, in spring and fall).
And then, of course, there's the world famous 'Christkindlesmarkt', a Christmas market that attracts both tourists and locals. Although I've heard that the tourists outnumber the locals ...
Foodwise you definitely have to try a 'Lebkuchen' (sort of a gingerbread cookie but that doesn't really do it justice) and - no, I'm not going to say it, no no no, I'm a pig and a vegetarian and I'm not going to rat on my fellow pigs!!! No 'Drei in am Weckla' for me! Oops! That was close! Hope nobody understands that!
But anyway, in the picture you can see me in front of the 'Nassauer Haus', which is diagonally across from 'Lorenzkirche', the biggest church in town. I don't know much about the 'Nassauer Haus' except that it looks quite nice and that parts of it date back to the 13th century while others were added on in the 15th. Quite old, isn't it!
More old stuff tomorrow, toodaloo, Livingstone.