On our way to Prague we stopped over in Nuremberg for some lunch and a quick tour around. Old town Nuremberg is a walled city capped off with a castle which we didn't have time to see as this was a lunch stop. As soon as we got out of the parking garage we were greeted by St. Sebald rising above the trees.
We then set off to find some food thus heading for the market.
Our first stop was the Hauptmarkt. A square that was filled with vendors selling everything from produce, to flowers, to hard salami (which is what we ended up having for lunch).
Upon walking into the square you are greeted by the monument below and the Männleinlaufen church.
After we ate we then headed out exploring for a bit. The river Pegnitz runs right through the middle of the city. As you can see from the very first picture, the city is often flows right over it and being summer the flowers were in full bloom.
I found it interesting that on a building here and there throughout Germany you would find sun dials.
Our final stop was St. Lawrence's Church.
As you can see, it was a work of art!
The truly amazing thing about Nuremberg is the fact that it was almost completely flattened during World War II. The entire city has been rebuilt with great attention to preserving its history and making it whole once again. This is definitely a city in which I wish we had had more time to explore!
Next up, Prague in the Czech Republic. Just to give you a taste: