Even if it is still not among the most popular cities in Europe as far as tourism is concerned, if you take time to learn about Nuremberg, you will definitely discover a city worth visiting. Having a rich history and being situated in the heart of Bavaria, the city is not only considered the unofficial capital of the region, but also provides breathtaking landscapes, due to tis vicinity to the Alps, in the south. Taking into consideration that centuries ago, it become an important center for precision engineering, the city has developed a lot in terms of infrastructure, attractions and accommodation options. Nowadays, those who are looking for Nuremberg Germany hotels have access to a large variety of possibilities, which is why more and more tourists choose the city as their Christmas destination. The medieval charm attracts people from all around the world, eager to spend unforgettable moments in the region of Bavaria.
The Christmas market – a live fairy tale
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Christkindlesmarkt, as it is normally known by the locals, has managed to become one of the most attractive events organized in Europe around Christmas. The medieval city, guarded by the legendary wall with 80 towers, is always a delight for its tourists, especially during the winter holidays, when it seems like a cozy town belonging to a fairy tale. With a history of more than 400 years, the market has become an example for other Christmas events in Europe. The market opens annually the Friday before the Advent Sunday and hosts a wide variety of traditional events and entertainments for people all ages. If you ever get here, do not forget to attend the opening ceremony from Old Lady cathedral and to take a walk in the old-fashioned carousel or the stream train. Annually, more than two million tourists from all around the globe come here to try the delights of the Christmas market and enjoy the traditional atmosphere.
The foods and drinks – the Bavarian pride
Taking into consideration that certain foods and beverages represent the trade mark of Bavaria, some of these have even become souvenirs. The plum-people (small sweet figurines made of prunes) can be bought by tourists from the street vendors, not to mention that the beer, as black as coffee, is sold at any step. Traditional merchandise is displayed in 200 different stall holders and includes flavored gingerbread, fruity bread, bakery products, sweets and Christmas decorations, edible or not: tree ornaments, small ceramic figurines or handicrafts. The most representative dishes of Bavaria, especially during Christmas, the roast sausages, mulled wine or dark beer, ca be served not only in chic restaurants, but also in street stores.