Nuremberg is the second-largest city within the region of Bavaria in Germany. It is also known as one of the most historically rich cities in Europe itself. Thanks to the fact that it was largely unharmed during the military campaigns of the Second World War, Bavaria displays some truly impressive examples of ancient German architecture and culture.
Those who are visiting Nuremberg (NUE) from London can expect to enjoy a non-stop flight with an average duration of 1 hour and 40 minutes. However, there are also connecting flights between these two cities. These flights will generally last between 3 hours and 3 hours and 25 minutes. Common carriers include Ryanair, KLM and Lufthansa.
Things to do in Nuremberg
One of the most well-known venues that should never be missed when visiting here is the Nuremberg State Theatre. It was founded in 1906 and is considered to be one of the most prestigious in all of Europe. This location is also the second-largest theatre in Bavaria. The Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra is housed at this location and they are known to perform over 100 concerts each year. Thus, most visitors are bound to be able to enjoy at least one live performance. The Nuremberg International Chamber Music Festival also occurs here every year in September. Should one be planning on arriving during this time, it is a good idea to book tickets in advance; they can quickly fill up.
It is an unfortunate fact that Nuremberg played an important role during the Nazi regime. While many sites have been destroyed, there are several which are still able to be viewed to pay testament to a not-so-distant past. One of the documentation centres at the former Nazi party grounds can still be seen as can numerous museums that display how Nuremberg was involved with the rise of the Nazis before the Second World War began. All tours are guided and it should be mentioned that cameras may be prohibited in certain locations.
St. Sebaldus Church is thought to be one of the oldest and most important religious centres of the city. Indeed, its two large spires tend to dominate the skyline and can be seen for miles. Construction began in 1225 and was completed in a rather impressive time of only 50 years. It is a wonderful example of true Gothic architecture and a large organ is one of its most impressive features to be viewed. Many famous organists have played here and masses are still held. There are also opportunities to enjoy panoramic views of the city from each of its spires.