Nuremberg Germany And The Nuremberg Trials

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From 1050 to 1571, Nuremberg Germany was a regular stop on the progression of the Holy Roman Emperor, particularly because Reichstage (Imperial Diets) and courts met at Nuremberg Castle.

The Diets of Nuremberg Germany were an important part of the administrative structure of the empire.

In 1219, it became an Imperial Free City under Emperor Frederick II. Soon after that it became, together with Augsburg, one of the two great trade centers on the route from Italy to Northern Europe.

The cultural flowering of Nuremberg in the 15th and 16th centuries made it the center of the German Renaissance. Nuremberg Germany accepted the Reformation in 1525 as well as...[more...]

Heilig-Geist-Spital (House of Holy Spirit)

Heilig-Geist-Spital (House of Holy Spirit) — Nuremberg Germany [Photo: Keichwa]
House of Holy Spirit

The Heilig-Geist-Spital (House of the Holy Spirit), which was in fact a hospital, was established between 1332 and 1339 by Konrad Gross. A wealthy patrician, for the care for the elderly and needy. It was the largest private endowment in the Holy Roman Empire up to 1500. After 1500, the building complex was extended over the Pegnitz river according to plans by Hans Beheim the Elder.

Two structures along the southern arm of the river and the north wall of the former hospital church with its polygonal ridge-turret (Hans Sachs Platz) survive.

Worth a visit as well are places located near by old town: the "Johanniskirchhof" with many old graves (Albrecht Dürer, Willibald Pirckheimer, etc.), the "Rochuskirchhof", and the Wöhrder Kirchhof.

Also, visit the official website of Nuremberg Germany for further information.

Special Tip!If you have at least one overnight stay in Nuremberg, Fürth, Erlangen or Schwabach, make sure to buy the NürnbergCard, which cost only approx. 18 EUR. With it you have plenty of discounts, gifts, benefits as well as FREE usage of public transport for two days! You can buy the card in many places throughout the city (stations, hotels, airport, etc).

Now, use the Nuremberg City Tour navigation on top or here below and stroll through this Bavarian city.


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