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1. Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally GroundsBook Ticket*
The Documentation Center Nazi Party Rallying Grounds is a museum in Nuremberg. It is in the north wing of the unfinished remains of the Congress Hall of the former Nazi party rallies. Its permanent exhibition "Fascination and Terror" is concerned with the causes, connections, and consequences of Nazi Germany. Topics that have a direct reference to Nuremberg are especially taken into account. Attached to the museum is an education forum.
The Fleisch Bridge or Pegnitz Bridge (Pegnitzbrücke) is a late Renaissance bridge in Nuremberg, Germany. The bridge crosses the river Pegnitz in the center of the old town, linking the districts St. Sebald and St. Lorenz along the axis of the main market. The single-arch bridge was built between 1596 and 1598 and replaced an earlier mixed construction of stone and wood which had been repeatedly destroyed by flood.
Weißgerbergasse is a street in Nuremberg, Germany. It is one of the few predominantly preserved architectural monument ensembles in Nuremberg's old town. It is lined with bars, restaurants and galleries.
Hesperidengarten is one of several Baroque gardens in the St. Johannes district of Nuremberg. They are part of the green belt along the city wall, which is composed of 360 gardens with different uses, and is a prerequisite for the development of advanced garden culture at the entrance of Nuremberg Imperial City. This has promoted the development of a large number of citrus plants. These green spaces were built by aristocratic families and merchants in the 16th and 17th centuries. And 18. It was built in the 4th century AD, after the fruit, vegetable and herbal gardens in the old city were built one after another. Magnificent amusement gardens separate the newly developed suburbs from the old city. The city wall forms the material boundary. Since early modern times, St. Johannes has been inhabited by wealthy citizens, who have felt the flavor of southern culture in their gardens. Nuremberg's aristocrats and merchants followed the example of aristocrats in designing gardens. The small ornamental garden is built in Renaissance and Baroque style, complete with a large number of fountains and sandstone figures. In the elaborate garden, there are precious and exotic lime and lime collections.
5. Gedenkstätte für die Opfer des nationalsozialistischen Untergrunds
The NSU murder series is the name given to nine racially motivated murders of small business owners with a migrant background, eight of them of Turkish origin and one Greek, committed by the right-wing extremist terrorist group National Socialist Underground (NSU) in major German cities between 2000 and 2006. The official investigations focused on the victims themselves and their relatives, which led to their victimization and stigmatization, while hardly any investigations were carried out in the direction of right-wing extremist motivation. In the leading media, the crimes were given the misleading name kebab murders or – after the title of the homicide squad involved – murder series Bosporus, which was criticized as trivializing, clichéd and racist from 2011 onwards. The eponymous murder weapon, a Česká CZ 83 pistol, caliber 7.65 mm Browning, was seized in November 2011 in the rubble of the last NSU apartment in Zwickau.
6. St. Klara
St. Klara is a Roman Catholic church in the Old Town of Nuremberg, Germany. The building is located in the Old Town district, St. Lorenz on Königstraße between St. Lawrence's Church and Frauentor. The construction, which began in 1270, is one of the oldest surviving sacred buildings in the city and initially served as the place of worship of the Poor Clares monastery. In the course of the Reformation, the monastery was dissolved and the church was used as a Protestant sermon church from 1574. After Nuremberg fell to Bavaria in 1806, the building was profaned. Since 1854 it has been a Catholic church again. During the Second World War, the church was severely damaged in a bombing raid, and in the post-war period it was rebuilt in its previous form. In 1979, the church rectorate passed to the Jesuits. Since 1996, St. Klara has been an open church with a wide range of spiritual and cultural offerings.
7. St. John's Cemetery
The St. John's Cemetery is an ecclesiastical cemetery in Nuremberg with historical and artistically valuable bronze epitaphs as well as culturally and historically significant lying (standardized) gravestones and graves of the Nuremberg population from more than five centuries. The burial place is still in operation and is a listed building, the city of Nuremberg and the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Administration are responsible for the burials. Because of the many rose bushes, it is also called a rose cemetery. Due to the historical sights, the St. John's Cemetery is a destination within the framework of cemetery tourism and a station within Nuremberg's Historic Mile.
8. Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne
The Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne is an interactive exhibition that stimulates all the senses, designed by Hugo Kükelhaus. The different exhibits are intended to inspire the visitor to experiment with them, to explore them, like in a park of the senses or a science center. Kükelhaus constructed 32 pieces of playground equipment for schools in the city of Dortmund and demonstrated some of these equipment at the Expo 67 world exhibition in Montreal. His holistic concept for a large open-air exhibition was shown in the exhibition Phenomena, shown in Rotterdam, South Africa, and Bietigheim, among others.
9. Museum Industriekultur
The Museum of Industrial Culture in Nuremberg is a museum of technology, culture and social history that documents the history of industrialization using Nuremberg as an example. It was built in 1988 in a hall of the former Julius Tafel ironworks (Tafelwerk) and comprises around 6,000 m² of exhibition space. Attached to the museum is a school museum and a motorcycle museum, which deals in particular with the company history of the Zündapp company. The neighbouring Tafelhalle cultural centre is also housed in buildings of the former Tafelwerk. The museum is part of the Nordbayerische Industriestraße.
10. Sankt Martin
St. Martin is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Nuremberg district of Gärten hinter der Veste. It was built in 1934 on the site of a former emergency church in the neo-Romanesque style, destroyed in World War II and rebuilt in 1948. It belongs to the parish of St. Martin of the same name, which is assigned to the Archdiocese of Bamberg. St. Martin's Church is registered as an architectural monument with the number D-5-64-000-1679 at the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments. Its organ, built in 1991, makes the church an important venue for various musical events.
The Heunensäulen, also known as Heunesäulen, are round columns made of sandstone, which were originally intended for the reconstruction of the Willigis Cathedral in Mainz, which burned down in 1009. They were probably completed in the 11th century out of anticipatory business acumen in a quarry in the Bullau Mountains near Miltenberg even before the order was placed. However, the client probably opted for other supports, so that the round supports were never needed. It is said that there were once 42 of the columns, in the 18th century 14 were still known, around 1960 still eight.
The Hallerwiese is a 1.7-hectare park in Nuremberg's St. Johannis district. The Hallerwiese is located west of the Hallertor and thus outside the old town. It stretches along the right bank of the Pegnitz between the Hallertor Bridge and the Großweidenmühlsteg. On the left bank of the river is the Kontumaz Garden. A footpath and cycle path leads east through the Hallertürlein into the old town of Sebald. Hallerwiese is also the name of District 070 in District 07 St. Johannis, but its area is not identical with the park.
The Kontumazgarten is an approximately 1.7-hectare green space with a children's playground in the Kleinweidenmühle district of Nuremberg. The simple park is located in front of the Hallertor in the west of the old town, on the left bank of the Pegnitz between the Großweidenmühlsteg and the Hallertor Bridge. Opposite, on the other side of the river, is the Hallerwiese. Kontumazgarten is also the name of District 054 in District 05 Himpfelshof, but its area is not identical with the green corridor.
14. Deutsches Spielearchiv Nürnberg
The German Games Archive Nuremberg is an institution of the museums of the city of Nuremberg. The collection comprises around 30,000 board games, the focus of the collection activity is on the board and table games of the German-speaking world after 1945. The archive also sees itself as a scientific research institute that documents and evaluates the development of board and table games in the entire German-speaking world since 1945, as well as a promoter of the cultural asset of games in society.
The Archivpark, also known as Colleggarten or Kolleggarten after the "Colleg-Gesellschaft" that created the park, is an approximately 2.2-hectare neighborhood park in the Nuremberg district of Gärten hinter der Veste. It originated from a plot of land owned by the merchant Georg Zacharias Platner in the north of the city of Nuremberg and used as a garden. The garden extended, according to today's street names, from Archivstraße to Pirckheimerstraße and from Bucher Straße to Pilotystraße.
The Armbrustschützenbrunnen or Schnepperschützenbrunnen is located in Nuremberg, in the Hallerwiese green area in the St. Johannis district. Its installation in 1904 was made possible by a donation from the Bürgerverein St. Johannis, its creator was the Nuremberg sculptor Leonhard Herzog. Today, the fountain acts as the creative center of the city's oldest green space and is one of the most popular art and architectural monuments in the city of Nuremberg.
The Rhine–Main–Danube Canal, is a canal in Bavaria, Germany. Connecting the Main and the Danube rivers across the European Watershed, it runs from Bamberg via Nuremberg to Kelheim. The canal connects the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea, providing a navigable artery between the Rhine delta, and the Danube Delta in south-eastern Romania and south-western Ukraine. The present canal was completed in 1992 and is 171 kilometres (106 mi) long.
The Neptune Fountain in Nuremberg is the largest baroque fountain north of the Alps and is considered a monument to the Peace of Nuremberg after the Thirty Years' War. The original fountain was created between 1660 and 1668 by Christoph Ritter and Georg Schweigger for the main market square, founded by the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III. For financial reasons, the imperial city did not have the fountain built, but sold it to St. Petersburg in 1796.
The synagogue monument in Nuremberg commemorates the main synagogue on Hans-Sachs-Platz, which was demolished on August 10, 1938, i.e. before the November pogroms, at the behest of Julius Streicher. The monument at the Spitalbrücke at the junction of Leo-Katzenberger-Weg essentially consists of a relief of the no longer existing synagogue by Reinhard Heiber (1988) and a memorial stele by August Hofmann (1970) erected in front of it.
20. St. Sebald Church
St. Sebaldus Church is a medieval church in Nuremberg, Germany. Along with Frauenkirche and St. Lorenz, it is one of the most important churches of the city, and also one of the oldest. It is located at the Albrecht-Dürer-Platz, in front of the old city hall. It takes its name from Sebaldus, an 8th-century hermit and missionary and patron saint of Nuremberg. It has been a Lutheran parish church since the Reformation.
The Pellerschloss in the Nuremberg district of Fischbach near Nuremberg is a manor house in the Nuremberg area. It is one of the few country estates of the families of the Nuremberg patriciate from the 16th century that have been preserved in their original structure. It is considered, especially due to its picturesque location, as the "most beautiful preserved former moated castle in the Nuremberg area".
The Peter Henlein Fountain on Hefnersplatz in Nuremberg was erected in honor of the presumed inventor of the pocket watch, Peter Henlein. The fountain, donated by the city of Nuremberg and the Watchmakers' Association, was unveiled at the opening of a watch exhibition in 1905. The bronze statue was based on a model of the Berlin sculptor Max Meißner executed by the Nuremberg art foundry Ernst Lenz.
Nuremberg's Church of Peace is located in Nuremberg's St. Johannis district at Palmplatz 11. Planning for its construction began in 1916. After that, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Peace was to be a memorial for the entire city. It was built between 1925 and 1928 according to the design of the architect German Bestelmeyer. During the Second World War, it burned down in 1944 after a bombing raid.
24. Der blaue Reiter
At the end of the 18th century, Ludwig Tieck and Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder rediscovered Nuremberg's cultural and art-historical significance. The old town, which was largely destroyed in the Second World War, was partially restored to its historical form in the decades after 1945. In the list of architectural monuments in Nuremberg, all architectural monuments of the city are listed individually.
25. Heinrich II
Henry II, also known as Saint Henry the Exuberant, Obl. S. B., was Holy Roman Emperor from 1014. He died without an heir in 1024, and was the last ruler of the Ottonian line. As Duke of Bavaria, appointed in 995, Henry became King of the Romans following the sudden death of his second cousin, Emperor Otto III in 1002, was made King of Italy in 1004, and crowned emperor by Pope Benedict VIII in 1014.
The Burgschmietbrunnen in Nuremberg stands on a small square at the confluence of Burgschmietstraße and Neutorgraben. The fountain was erected in memory of the sculptor and art caster Jacob Daniel Burgschmiet. The bronze figure depicting Burgschmiet was designed by the sculptor Fritz Zadow and cast by Ernst Lenz in 1897. The financing is provided by the residents of Burgschmietstraße.
The Platnersberg is an approximately ten-hectare green space in the Nuremberg district of Erlenstegen. Since 1 January 1899, the Platnersberg has been incorporated into the district of Nuremberg as part of the former rural municipality of Erlenstegen. Platnersberg is also the name of District 911 in District 91 Erlenstegen, but its area is not identical with the green corridor.
28. St. Rochus
Roch, also called Rock in English, is a Catholic saint, a confessor whose death is commemorated on 16 August and 9 September in Italy; he is especially invoked against the plague. He has the designation of Rollox in Glasgow, Scotland, said to be a corruption of Roch's Loch, which referred to a small loch once near a chapel dedicated to Roch in 1506.
The Stadtmuseum Fembohaus is the city museum of the history of Nuremberg. 950 years of city history are vividly presented. It presents a comprehensive view of the city's history in a new museum atmosphere with ambitious exhibitions on current topics of the city's history. The museum is part of the Association of Museums of the City of Nuremberg.
Bagpiper fountains are two fountains in the Franconian former imperial city of Nuremberg, each of whose bronze fountain figures has a bagpiper. One of them is located on the Unschlittplatz in the southwest of the old town, the other is a wall fountain in Lammsgasse No. 14, which is located in the northwestern part of the old town.
31. Nicolaus-Copernicus-Planetarium Nürnberg
The Nicolas Copernicus Planetarium in Nuremberg is located at Plärrer, a downtown transportation hub. It is the only large planetarium in Bavaria. Together with the Nuremberg Education Centre (Adult Education Centre) and the Nuremberg City Library, it forms the Nuremberg Education Campus. In 2017, it received 78,000 tourists.
32. Craftmen´s Courtyard
The Handwerkerhof Nürnberg was created in 1971 as a tourist attraction in the so-called "Waffenhof" of the Frauentor, Nuremberg's last city fortification. It is located at the entrance to the old town "Königstor" and thus on the footpath from Nuremberg's main train station to Nuremberg's traditional tourist destinations.
33. Albrecht Dürer's House
Albrecht Dürer's House is a Nuremberg Fachwerkhaus that was the home of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer from 1509 to his death in 1528. The House lies in the extreme north-west of Nuremberg's Altstadt, near the Kaiserburg section of the Nuremberg Castle and the Tiergärtnertor of Nuremberg's city walls.
The tower of the senses is an interactive museum in the Mohrenturm at the west goal of the Nuremberg city wall. Visitors can try out sensory stimuli and their processing in themselves at experiment stations. Perception is also experienced. The owner of the operating company is the humanistic association.
35. St. Lawrence Church
St. Lorenz is a medieval church of the former free imperial city of Nuremberg in southern Germany. It is dedicated to Saint Lawrence. The church was badly damaged during the Second World War and later restored. It is one of the most prominent churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.
The Rosenaupark or the Rosenau is an approx. 3 hectare park in Nuremberg. It is located in the district of Kleinweidenmühle west of the Fürth Gate in front of the walls of the old town in a depression that geologically presents itself as a dry oxbow of the nearby Pegnitz.
37. Volkspark Marienberg
The Volkspark Marienberg is an English-style landscape garden in the north of Nuremberg and the second largest public park in the city. Volkspark Marienberg is also the name of District 831 in District 83 Marienberg, but its area is not identical with the green corridor.
The Hirsvogelsaal is an early Renaissance building in Hirschelgasse in Nuremberg, Germany. It was an extension of his Gothic house in 1534 by Lienhard III Hirschvogel, a Nuremberg merchant. The reason for the construction was his marriage to Sabine Welser from Augsburg.
39. St. Egidien
St Egidien on Egidienplatz is the former Benedictine Abbey of Saint Giles (Egidienskirche), now a church in the former free imperial city of Nuremberg, southern Germany. It is considered a significant contribution to the baroque church architecture of Middle Franconia.
40. 10. Artikel der Menschenrechte
The Way of Human Rights is a monumental outdoor sculpture in Nuremberg, Germany. It was opened on 24 October 1993. It is sited on the street between the new and old buildings of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, connecting Kornmarkt street and the medieval city wall.
The Kunstvilla Nürnberg is a municipal museum in Nuremberg, Germany, which deals with the presentation, mediation and research of regional art. It is located in a listed neo-baroque merchant's villa in Marienvorstadt and is part of the KunstKulturQuartier.
42. Kunsthalle Nürnberg
Rechenberg is the name of District 902 in Statistical District 9 – Eastern Outer City in Statistical District 90. It is also the name for an approximately 338 m high elevation in the northeast of the city of Nuremberg and a park of the same name.
44. Toy Museum Nuremberg
46. St. Martha
The maze, located near Kraftshof near Nuremberg, is the meeting place of the Pegnesian Order of Flowers, a language and literary society that has existed since 1644 to this day. The original site was a maze-like forest.
48. St. Jakob
The Marriage Carousel, actually Hans Sachs Fountain, is a large-scale architectural fountain in Nuremberg, Germany. It is located directly in front of the White Tower in the pedestrian zone in Nuremberg's city center.
50. Nürnberger Symphoniker
The Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra is a German orchestra based in Nuremberg. Its principal concert venue is the Meistersingerhalle. The orchestra's current Intendant is Lucius A. Hemmer, since September 2003.
51. Memorium Nuremberg Trials
The Tucherschloss is a museum located at Hirschelgasse 9/11 in the St. Sebald district of Nuremberg's Old Town. The Tucher Castle was built as the city palace of the Nuremberg patrician family Tucher.
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