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- Nuremberg CastleOct 03, 2012
A stoic castle overlooking an beautiful city, not much can beat walking up to the viewpoint from the castle and looking out over the church spires dotting the skyline. The gardens on the backside of the castle are tranquil and lush, perfect for escaping the city. There is a small door in the side of the stairs leading down from the garden that offers my favorite view of the city: one which looks up at the Burg and down onto the Albrecht-Dürer Platz. Regardless of where life takes me, the Kaiserburg will always have a special place in my heart.
- Nuremberg CastleMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Aug 22, 2012
Beautiful old part of the city, plenty to see and do, wander around... Specially beautiful during the night, street artists playing classical music, great place to take a nice long romantic walk.
- Nuremberg CastleJul 05, 2012
For me, Nürnberg is a special place - almost a second home - and that includes the "Kaiserburg." It is actually two castles in one, but that's pretty boring. Suffice it to say that unlike many palaces, the "burg" (castle) is not a showplace for the wealth of the nobility. Indeed, the castle is very rustic (it is Medieval, you know), and is really quite barren of beautiful furniture, art, tapestries, and other beautiful furnishings. Of course, when the Holy Roman Emperor (whoever it was at the time) showed up, all of the wealthy families brought furnishings and art from their mansions and castles and decorated the castle interior with their own furnishings for as long as the Emperor was in town. As soon as the great man departed, the nobles reclaimed their property, lugged it all back home, and the castle was mostly deserted until the old boy showed up again. Then, it was haul all the valuables back to the castle and hope again that the HRE didn't steal them blind. The picture shows one of the main towers of the castle plus the stables, which is now a wonderful hostel. It is part of the Deutsche Jugendherberge (German Youth Hostel Association) and part of "Hostels International" organization. If the hostel is not filled, the maximum 26 year old age limit is waived, but there is an additional €3.00 per night fee for travelers over age 26 and membership in the Hosteling International Organization is required. Within a short three or four blocks are lots of the Nürnberg attractions including the castle, Albrecht Dürer Haus, the City Hall, the castle museum, numerous restaurants (including two of my favorites, "Goldenes Posthorn" and Bratwurst Haüsle), many serving the famous Nürnberger Bratwurst (world's finest, in my opinion). One can easily spend an entire day within just a few blocks of the castle visiting the small streets and shops, the "Tiergartenertor and Tiergartentorplatz). "Weissgerbergasse" is well-worth a very leisurely stroll (pay attention to details), the castle gardens are very relaxing, and one can actually walk around most of the entire "old city" on the sentry walk on the wall. Sebalduskirche is also in the immediate vicinity. To see everything that Nürnberg has to offer requires at least three full days. It's very worth it!
- Nuremberg CastleJul 04, 2012
After the long hike up the hill, go check out the gardens on the back side. Absolutely beautiful. Pay the 3 euros to tour the tower (it's nice and cool in the stairwell on a hot day with great views) and then see a fun demonstration of how deep the well is. They have candles lit and lower them down until they're just little specks of light.
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Aliases: Nuremberg Castle, Nürnberger Burg, Kaiserburg, Nürnberg Castle