So this past Saturday, we took the train to Nuremberg. Like our trip to Bayreuth on Friday, it was a very chilly day, but we had lots of fun wandering around and taking in the sights.
We spent the morning in the historic downtown. You can see how much more urban this is than where we live.
Like most German cities, historic churches make up a lot of the largest landmarks in Nuremberg. This one is St. Lorenzo's, but there are several others in the area. We went in and checked out the inside on our very first trip a few months ago, but just walked around the exterior this time.
Historic plaque on the side of the church and a close up of the amazingly detailed stonework over the doors.
Here's a modern building in between older neighbors. Nuremberg (being the birthplace of the Nazi party) sustained heavy damage from Allied bombing during WWII and the city has been rebuild as an interesting mix of old and new.
Okay, maybe this is a strange lunch, but as a one-time vegetarian I was SUPER excited that McDonald's here serves a veggie burger. The patty was made with quinoa and red peppers and was very crispy. It was good- even Hubby tried a bite and said so!
Even though I do eat some poultry and fish now, I've had a hard time eating out here. Most German menus are about 99% fried pork- not really my thing, although Hubby loves it. We've stuck to a lot of ethnic places (Chinese, Greek, Italian) which tend to have options that we are both happy with.
After lunch, we walked along the river and took in the amazing bridges and old buildings. It was especially cold by the water, but it really was beautiful.
We both got a giggle out of the Kon Tiki sign on this building because there is a cheesy luau bar back home by the same name.
Here are some more views of the water and the buildings build right up to it.
Here's one of the best pictures I've taken of Hubby in a while. Unlike me, he didn't grow up near the water and he's always blown away by the lakes and rivers here.
This is the Henker House or the "place of the Faithful Executioner" It's a museum dedicated to the history of the Nuremberg justice system, which has an incredibly gory past. It wasn't open when we went by on our river walk, but its definitely on a list of places I'd like to go back to!
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