The tours planned in Nuremberg
Nuremberg was one of the most important towns in medieval Germany, which was then a mix of several different territories under different lords. The city of Nuremberg was a "freie Reichsstadt" which means, it belonged directly to and was protected by the emperor of the holy roman empire of german nation. The city was a busy hub for merchant -lords, the so called "Patrizier" (patricians). These wealthy upstarts were totally in love with everything that had to do with former priviligues of the nobility. This is the reason why Nuremberg was - together with Frankfurt, Augsburg and Prague - among the cities, where the "Fechtschulen" became very popular.
We want to share the richness of Nurembergs history in a number of four different excursions on friday, from which you will be able to pick two.
Tour 1: The castle of Nuremberg with the armoury
The castle of Nuremberg was not only one of the many residences, the German emperors came to on a regular basis -it was also the admistrative center run by the so-calles "Burggraf". And also the city-council owned a part of it. Today, the medieval complex that was reinforced by fortifications of the early modern age, still has many touristic attractions like the "Deep Well" or the "Sinwell-Tower". Also a part of the exhibitions of the German National Museum have found a home here.
Guide: Inge Kress
Tour 2: Get to know the city of Nuremberg
A guided tour to the citys many toursitical highlights like the Albrecht Dürer's House, the two main churches with their cultural treasures and the fortifications and the castle moat.
Guide: Dr. Ina Schönwald
Tour 3: The traces of the Fechtschulen
A guided tour to the locations of the former Fechtschulen, the Schneppergraben and the Herrenschießhaus.
Guide: Dr. Daniel Burger und Werner Ueberschär
Tour 4: The German National Museum
The German National Museum is one of Germany´s mayor collections of art and exhibitions from several centuries. Many findings form Nurembergs history can be seen here.