A city with as many faces as it has on history. Basing itself on pure facts, Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria with around half a million inhabitants. Together with the neighbouring cities of Fürth, Erlangen and Schwabach, an economic area is formed with about 1.2 million people. Almost on the same scale as the capital city, Munich. But Nuremberg is undoubtedly a city that reflects the changing history of Germany like no other. With the Kaiserburg, the old town with its historic ensembles of buildings, the imposing old town churches and romantic winding lanes, the deeply hidden rocky paths as well as the famous St. Johannisfriedhof or the Nuremberg Zoo. And unfortunately also with testimonies from therecent, less glorious history of Germany. The city is worth a visit during any time of the year, though with every seasonal change, the city presents itself in a different flair.
The events worth experiencing – such as the famous Christkindle Market – are spreaded throughout the year, which leaves out an "uneventful period" for a visit. Nuremberg offers a wide range of cultural attractions with numerous museums, sights, outstanding architecture from the Middle Ages to modern times and attractions such as the Nuremberg Zoo - one of the most beautiful zoological gardens worldwide. As a trade fair city Nuremberg enjoys an outstanding international reputation and is home to two world-leading trade fairs: Biofach and the International Toy Fair.