A day at Nürnberg (Nuremberg)

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There was a big Christmas Market when we were there.
The 5th of December 2007. All the people in the Netherlands were celebrating the birthday of Sinterklaas (check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinterklaas for more information). I didn't. My friend Marnix and I travelled to Nuremberg to see our favorite football team, AZ Alkmaar, play against 1. FC Nürnberg. We booked our trip immediately. The bus left at 01:00 AM and arrived in the city centre Nuremberg around 10:00 AM. We didn't sleep much that night, about two hours. But we were very excited so excitement won in a 1 to 1 battle versus sleep. About 1000 AZ supporters made the trip to Germany, but it looked like a lot more, because they were very prominent.

Nuremberg is a German city in the state of Bavaria, South Germany.
Christmas market.
The population is about 500 000. Nuremberg has always been an important city during several eras (like the Roman Empire and Nazi Germany). Huge Nazi Party conventions were held at Nuremberg, known as the Nuremberg rallies. You could call Nuremberg the Nazi Capital during this era. But besides this negative fact, Nuremberg is a very special city. The city contributed much to the science of astronomy, as well as the crafts in printing and publishing.

While we were here, the Christmas Market was in operation. This annual market is visited by over a million people a year. A lot of handicrafts and ornaments are sold over here. Gold, white and red are the main colours during this event. Other main sights in Nuremberg are Nuremberg Castle, Holy Mother Hospital and the churches of St. Sebaldus, St. Lorenz and Our Lady's Church.

We had a great day at the city centre. Even though the weather was very gray, the atmosphere was great. The local Irish Pub became a real AZ fortress. It was a big party. From out of the city centre, we went to the stadium by bus. AZ played a great game.. until the last 10 minutes, when Nürnberg scored 2 times, winning 2-1. Such a shame, but we had a great day.
karen7 says:
havent seen nürnberg from that point of view and i m forced to go there next weekend to a party in the castle something tower thingy;-)
Posted on: Oct 27, 2008
JeAr says:
u write very well, my friend. i think u have a future in journalism :)

oh, just an observation: there seems to be a Dutch invasion whenever football is being played wherever LOL
Posted on: Apr 25, 2008
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There was a big Christmas Market w…
There was a big Christmas Market …
Christmas market.
Christmas market.
City view.
City view.
Saint Lorenz Kirche (Church)
Saint Lorenz Kirche (Church)
Christmas market overview.
Christmas market overview.
Pure kitsch.
Pure kitsch.
Fleischbrücke (Renaissance era)
Fleischbrücke (Renaissance era)
Holy Spirit Hospital
Holy Spirit Hospital
Fountain at Hauptmarkt.
Fountain at Hauptmarkt.
Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady)
Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady)
Saint Sebaldus Kirche (Church)
Saint Sebaldus Kirche (Church)
This Irish Pub was cramped full of…
This Irish Pub was cramped full o…
At the Burger King.
At the Burger King.
The stadium, still empty. Not very…
The stadium, still empty. Not ver…
About 1000 AZ fans travelled to Ge…
About 1000 AZ fans travelled to G…
Player entrance.
Player entrance.
During the match.
During the match.
Marnix, still smiling..
Marnix, still smiling..
Halt! Polizei!
Halt! Polizei!
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photo by: Morle