Our first stop after Berlin was Nuremberg and Rothenburg – which according to Hitler were ”the most German of German towns”.
But strolling around the city center we were amazed by the beauty of the medieval city we found behind the surrounding stone walls.
The traditional German houses lined along the cobble stoned streets was a big contrast to what we had seen in Berlin.
Nuremberg did feel very German, and very traditional.
There were shops selling Lederhosen and Drindls (traditional Bavarian pants and dresses) everywhere, every five meters there were shops selling traditional Lebkuchen (a type of gingerbread), and every ten meters a stall selling fresh Pretzels.
Within ten minutes of arriving we had already bought and finished a whole bag of Lebkuchen, and I was already fantasizing about when I could possibly find the excuse to wear those Drindls…
You could tell the people were proud of their food, and I would definitely say that when it comes to food tradition, Germany has a lot to thank Nuremberg for its Lebkuchen and sausages.
The Christmas City
The next day we took a day trip to a small town outside of Nuremberg called Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber.
Rothenburg is everything foreigners picture of Germany.
This place seriously looks as though it has been taken from a fairytale like Hansel and Gretel, with wonky half timbered houses in different colors, and steep red rooftops.
If Nuremberg doesn’t captivate you with its food, then Rothenburg will with its quaint Old Town.
For some reason the people in Nuremberg were the friendliest out of all the places we’ve visited in Germany – the easy going and cheerful strangers we met made this place Nathan’s favorite.
Have you been to Germany? If so, which German city did you most enjoy?