Congress Hotel Mercure Nuernberg An Der Messe
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... a swamp. On the far side of the Pegnitz was a small walled town. Below where the castle now stands had lived a hermit and a chapel built. Two communities grew.
In between, on the swamp, there was a Jewish ghetto. Where the Church of our Lady now stands they built their synagogue.
But the two towns grew. They needed a market square, space to expand and join together.
Between 5 and 7 December 1349 at least 562 Jews - women and children as well as men - ...
... it was just a mud area because they drain it before winter to take out the fish, and then they fill it up again and it freezes and people ice skate all winter. The next stop was where the Nuremberg trials were held. It has just been opened to the public again. This was fascinating because our guide was so knowledgable and my knowledge is just basic. The courtroom was changed to accommodate ...
For all the time we lived in Germany, we never went to Nuremberg. From what we saw there on this trip we were sorry we didn't. The old medieval downtown area was simply enchanting. What is interesting is the the Emperor never lived in Nuremberg, even though there is a huge castle there. It is a walled city complete with moat and towers at the four corners and a river running through it. Of note the moat was never filled with water and ...
Dry and cool, perfect weather for touring. We are only halfway through our River cruise, and we have seen and done so much. Early this morning we crossed the European Continental Divide via a series of 25 high locks, and we now start going downstream into the Main River then the Rhein. We are not allowed on the sundeck until we reach the Rhein because the bridges are so low. An academic from a local Uni gave us a presentation on the
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... so much of the castle had been destroyed in WW2 bombing. The museum traced its history speaking of the political alliances and conflicts with the Roman Catholic Church from the time of Charlemagne, through the Middle Ages until mid 20th century. It was a surprisingly extensive museum, it's focus predominantly weaponry and armour of the ages. From the Castle we descended in light rain to a small restaurant opposite the Old Town Hall beneath which were ...