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Nuremberg is located in the southern part of Germany – in the region Mittelfranken, which is part of Bavaria.The city was founded as early as the 1000-century – and today has just over 500,000 inhabitants (2008).
Most people associate Nuremberg primarily with the so-called “Nuremberg Trials” – ie, the legal settlement with the surviving leaders of the German Nazi regime after the 2nd World War II. The fact that this settlement was held right here, was due to Hitler during the war had made Nuremberg to an important administrative center.
Although the city was severely bombed by the Americans in the final phase of 2 World War II, there are several notable historic attractions in Nuremberg. Among these we find the great medieval fortress Nürnberger Burg and the old hospital Heilig-Geist-Spital (which has its origins in the 1300s). Several churches have to be counted from the sites – including the Gothic St. Lorenz-Kirche from the late 1200’s.
Nuremberg has a famous zoo – Tiergarten Nuremberg. It was established in 1912, but you know that already in the Middle Ages was a zoo here.
The international airport Nuremberg Airport is located 5 km north of downtown.