10 Interesting Nuremberg Facts


Nuremberg Summary

Nuremberg is the second-largest city of the German federal state of Bavaria after its capital Munich. Nürnberg is located on the Pegnitz River where it emerges from the uplands of Franconia, south of Erlangen.

A settlement developed around the castle, and in 1219 the city was granted its first charter. The city soon gained full independence, becoming a free imperial city.

Annexed into Bavaria in the early 19th century, the city later came to host Germany’s first railway. 

Facts About Nuremberg:

  1. The first documentary mention of the city, in 1050, mentions Nuremberg as the location of an Imperial castle between the East Franks and the Bavarian March of the Nordgau.
  2. Nuremberg is an important port on the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal.
  3. Nuremberg was the site of major Nazi rallies, and it provided the site for the Nuremberg trials, which held to account many major Nazi officials.
  4. Nuremberg is twinned with: Venice, Italy; Nice, France; Kraków, Poland; Skopje, North Macedonia; San Carlos, Nicaragua; Glasgow, Scotland; Prague, Czech Republic; Kharkiv, Ukraine; Hadera, Israel; Shenzhen, China; Antalya, Turkey; Kavala, Greece; Atlanta, United States; Córdoba, Spain.
  5. The Nuremberg tramway network was opened in 1881. As of 2008, it extended a total length of 22 miles, and carried 39.152 million passengers annually.
  6. Nuremberg is Bavaria’s second largest city after Munich.
  7. Between 1945 and 1946, German officials involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity were brought before an international tribunal in the Nuremberg trials.
  8. Nurenmberg was one of the host cities of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
  9. The Population of Nuremberg is 515,201, as of 2018, Making it the 14th largest city in Germany.
  10. The German people call Nuremberg “the city of sausages”, “the city of gingerbread” and “the city of toys”.

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