The Hauptmarkt (main market) Square is the setting for the traditional, world-famous Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market) that takes place every year from the Friday before the first Sunday of Advent.
Up until 1349 this was the site of the first, Jewish ghetto in Nuremberg, which was torn down during a pogrom.
Next to the Frauentor
The former weapons yard of the City of Nuremberg is famous today as a craftsmen’s yard. It was constructed as part of the Dürer Year in 1971 (to commemorate Dürer’s 500th birthday) in medieval style.
It documents the life and work of medieval craftsmen for visitors to the city.
Steet of human rights
KartäusergasseThe “Street of Human Rights” is the most important public work of art in Nuremberg.
The articles of the Declaration of Human Rights are chiselled into a line of 29 columns and an oak tree, both in German and in a different foreign language for each article. The work was created by Dani Karavan and is situated right in front of the entrance to the Germanic National Museum.
The unusual name for this street of houses can be traced back to a filled-in ditch on this site. It is the best-preserved historical street of houses in Nuremberg, with a row of noble town houses and merchant houses. The most attractive of these are numbers 6, 8 and 12.
The Breite Gasse was the starting point of the pedestrian zone in Nuremberg. In 1966 this street and the Pfannenschmiedgasse were developed into the first traffic-free zone in Nuremberg. Unfortunately, due to extremely high rents and the coming of large department stores, the pedestrian zone has lost a lot of its original character in the course of the years.