Nürnberg, Germany, was one of the most important cities in the country and has a very interesting history from the Middle Ages to the emperors and the Nazis. But many tourists are staying only a few days, running from one place to other.
I’m the tourist guy who stays 10-15 days at the same place to know it better, so let me show you some interesting details and comment them. The nicest pics you can find in some other places. Let’s begin with an ugly torture chamber:
Torture in the middle ages was a very common method, the municipal chambers and the prison vaults can be accessed from near the town hall.
But generally speaking, there are a lot of vaults, labyrinths, bunkers, and cellars below the city. Beer manufacturing cellars are often visited by tourists, but for example, a guided tour in the defensive basements of the city walls, rarely. (There was only guided tour in German as I was there.) The air-raid shelters, where also survived the treasures of the city can also be visited.
Air-raid shelters inside the hill
Staying below the surface, I liked very much the metro (subway) station in the moat, inside the walls or fortifications. The subway is also famous for its early driverless construction.
The Nazism you can find in various places, first in a museum at a park, in the building of an unfinished amphiteatre of Hitler. Another municipal museum can be visited with a Nazism exposition, and by huge monuments at several outdoors places. This horrible picture explains who can be German, and who is Jude, who mixture, and who can marry whom:
This is the large stage from where Hitler spoke to his people, some imbeciles can’t resist the temptation to use the Nazi salute:
The Nazi problem persists, the Neo-Nazis are marching again or hurting people, this anti-fascist propaganda is warning about them:
But, I think, communists made more or less the same amount of damage and suffering to humanity as did nazis/fascists. In Germany, communists are also strong, this is the poster of a "radical" communist party:
The Soviet Union “liberated” Germany in 1945, so it’s soldiers raped a lot of women and took many prisoners of war. Many men never returned from Stalin’s slave camps, some only long-long time after the war. This board is remembering the missing prisoners and other disappeared people:
In war times the kids were playing also with Nazi toys, the town has a very nice and large toy museum where tourists mostly don't go:
The Germans are famous for their affinity to orderliness, “Deutsche Ordnung”, “German order”. A funny example is this parking place for dogs. I hope the dogs are also disciplined and don’t eat each other while waiting for their mistresses:
But, obviously, to keep the German order, bicycles can’t be parked with the puppies, they need an extra bicycle parking place (only for customers). Do dogs eat bicycles, by the way? Or only bikers?
Nürnberg has a nice Zoo, and the main attraction – I think about 600 miles from all the seas – are dolphins, a rare dolphin species.
But I liked also very much the mini-piggies. Germans, in general, eat a lot of pork, in some restaurants, it was difficult to find other meats. Eight-nine meals of ten was made of pork meat.
Just a wig shop. A pleasant photo theme, they aren’t moving all the time like living persons:
Not the best parking place for an Alpha Romeo:
A font set from the 16th century (from Albrecht Dürer). With this view, you learn to appreciate modern word processor software:
Should I mark it NSFW? Children are playing on this square, near an indecent sculpture group:
If you go to Nürnberg, go to Fürth (only some stations with the subway), there are also a lot of medieval houses:
I think it’s not easy to sell books nowadays, you can take books from this cupboard for free and they ask you only for putting another book:
I say Good By with a typical, obligatory cliché tourist photo from the old town and castle at the end:
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