Nuremberg ( NURE-əm-burg; German: Nürnberg [ˈnʏʁnbɛʁk] (listen); in the local East Franconian dialect: Nämberch [ˈnɛmbɛrç]) is the second-largest city of the German state of Bavaria after its capital Munich, and its 518,370 (2019) inhabitants make it the 14th-largest city in Germany. On the Pegnitz River (from its confluence with the Rednitz in Fürth onwards: Regnitz, a tributary of the River Main) and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal, it lies in the Bavarian administrative region of Middle Franconia, and is the largest city and the unofficial capital of Franconia. Nuremberg forms a continuous conurbation with the neighbouring cities of Fürth, Erlangen and Schwabach with a total population of 800,376 (2019), while the larger Nuremberg Metropolitan Region has approximately 3.6 million inhabitants. The city lies about 170 kilometres (110 mi) north of Munich. It is the largest city in the East Franconian dialect area (colloquially: "Franconian"; German: Fränkisch).
There are many institutions of higher education in the city, including the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg). With 39,780 students in 2017, it is Bavaria's third-largest and Germany's 11th-largest university, with campuses in Erlangen and Nuremberg and a university hospital in Erlangen (Universitätsklinikum Erlangen). Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm and Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg are also located within the city. The Nuremberg exhibition centre (Messe Nürnberg) is one of the biggest convention center company in Germany and operates worldwide. Nuremberg Airport (Flughafen Nürnberg "Albrecht Dürer") is the second-busiest airport in Bavaria after Munich Airport, and the tenth-busiest airport of the country.
Erroll Ends | Jul 24, 2018
Spent a few hours walking around the square and surrounding areas. Had coffee in a shop overlooking the square and is a great place for people watching as the place really gets packed. Love the open air market with food and so many beautiful flower venders. Had a stage set up with a music and comedy festival going on when I was here and o had a lovely time stirring by the fountain eating and drinking from several different food trucks and listening to the music. If your in the area it’s defiantly worth passing through to see what’s going on.
Cannon Fish | Jul 10, 2018
Great German city with interesting history - in particular, the Kaisersburg castle museum explains and celebrates a lot of the past several centuries. The experience was very much enjoyed by all age groups within our party.
Daniel Alexander | Dec 22, 2017
Visiting the Christmas market was the main purpose of my trip here from the UK. The are Christmas markets in the UK too of course but they have a very different vibe. Here it was a relaxed atmosphere, child and anyone friendly. The stalls had a good selection of sausage, mulled wine, crepes and all the other goodies you could want. Also there are lots of hand crafts and interesting bits. Really enjoyed it and would come back.
Sara Davis | Mar 6, 2018
Biggest Christmas market I have ever been to. The market just keeps going on and on and on. They had a lot of fun handmade items. They even have a section of items from all over the world. Food is delicious as well. The village is just beautiful this time of year.
Tyler Davis | Jan 10, 2018
Very big. Very crowded. A nice market for sure but far from my favorite. I went during the week, during the day, and it was still packed. Very good variety of shops, stalls, and food.
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