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A Sunday In Nuremberg

A Sunday In Nuremberg After our wonderful time at Fashion Days Nürnberg on the Saturday night, Second Daughter and I set off for a bit of sightseeing on Sunday morning. Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria after Munich and has over 500'000 inhabitants. Our first stop was Starbucks for our traditional holiday breakfast, sitting in the sun by the River Pegnitz, a stone's throw away from Hauptmarkt (main square). Just glorious.

We arrived on the Hauptmarkt just as the clock of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) was striking twelve. Second Daughter excitedly pointed out the statues moving around: We had just discovered the Männleinlaufen (the running of the little men)! While the Holy Roman Emperor remains seated, the seven prince-electors come to pay him homage. This ornament is a reminder of the Goldenen Bulle (gold bull), a law signed in Nuremberg in 1356 by the emperor Karl IV. The church itself is a magnificent example of Gothic architecture...

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