I didn’t actually know that Nürnberg was in Bayern (Bavaria). Go figure. My German geography is horrible. I came to visit a dear friend, and Nürnberg was the closest city to where she lived. I didn’t really care where it was, I went to visit her, not the city.
That being said, I didn’t mind suddenly finding myself in Bayern. I was actually staying in a little town about half an hour from Nürnberg. But since the little town was very green and beautiful, I didn’t mind at all.
It was also really near the Donau river. I’m completely biased towards my Rhein (very likely my favorite place on the planet), but the Donau was gorgeous as well.
The river was so clear, you could see the reflection of the clouds in it.
The next day we went to see Nürnberg together. I have to say, there is something about Germany that I simply love. I just feel at home wherever I go. Bayern may be far away from Düsseldorf, and it is much much different than the Rheinland that I know and love. Nevertheless, I loved the city. And I still thought…this is somewhere I could live someday….
We went to a couple of cathedrals, which looked pretty much like every Cathedral you’ve ever seen. (sorry, really not very partial to cathedrals.)
But there was a cool fountain to see…
Which included a gold ring wrought into the iron. The story is that if you successfully remove the gold ring from the fountain, you can keep it. No one has ever succeeded, but everybody tries…
As I said above, we saw some cathedrals, which I wasn’t extraordinarily impressed with. The castle, however, was really nice…
It used to be the imperial palace of the german kings and kaisers. Pretty neat huh?
The gardens from the Palace were gorgeous as well and had free entry! Take that Italy!
There was also a really nice view of the Altstadt from the hill.
All in all, I had a great time! Will definitely try to go again some time!