Anyone in search of Christmas at its finest need look no further than Nuremberg’s Christkindlesmarkt. At around 180 stalls, visitors will find Christmas tree baubles, carved nativity figures, children’s toys and jewellery.
Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. The people of Nuremberg will remain eternally thankful to him for having made the city famous for its art. His “Praying Hands” are known all around the world. So it comes as no surprise that the city has officially named itself the “City of Albrecht Dürer”.
The town of 11,000 is known well beyond the borders of Germany and boasts several old city gates. Rothenburg embodies the Middle Ages, featuring timber framed buildings and a walkable city fortress.
When the Solnhofen region was covered by the Jurassic Sea a long time ago, a lagoon that would make history was formed. This site has become a treasure trove for fossil collectors. The Solnhofen slabs, which are exported for use as floor and wall tiles, have also made a name for themselves.