Nürnberg

My friend, Susan, and I arrived in Nuremberg Saturday, 19 Dec and went directly to a 4-story, walkup apartment we booked through Airbnb.  A new, very modern apartment in an older building a couple blocks from a u-bahn station meant it was very convenient for travels within and outside the city.

First stop: the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt.  Such fun–lots of people out strolling and enjoying the best of the season.

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Sunday began with a 10am service at St. Lorenz Church.

 

 

Then back to the Hauptmarkt and the Church of Our Lady.

I climbed up VERY narrow, spiral staircase to reach the Michael’s Choir, which was a place for the Holy Roman Emperor to worship in solitude.  The Choir was one of a few parts of the church which were not damaged in the bombings of the Nuremberg during 1945.  Off that room, there are doors to a walkway on the west side of the church, just beneath the arched windows which are  beneath the glockenspiel and clock.  You can get an idea what the Christmas market looks like from above.

A hot beverage seemed in order and when in Germany for the holidays, glühwein hits the spot.  The building over the water below is the Heilig-Geist-Spital (House of Holy Spirit) which was a privately-funded hospital for the elderly and needed, built between 1332-1339.  Our second day in Nuremberg drew to a close.

 

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