Nürnberg – I’m in a moat!
Brit B and Jo spent the day exploring the beautiful old city of Nuremburg. The brochure seems to think the city isn’t that old, it’s not even 1000 years old! Hehe
For anyone who has ever watched Robin Hood and saw the castle with the high walls and big wooden doors, nights in armour, spears and duals, and thought that was a fairy tale – Nuremberg was exactly that! This city is amazing!
Brit went on a tour of the Imperial Castle, one of the most important fortified imperial palaces of the Middle Ages, built by Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa and his successors. Between 1050 and 1571 all the German kings and emperors of the Holy Roman Empire held their first Imperial Diets as well as judicial hearings here.
Brit was just in awe; somehow it seems strange to think that things could be that old.
Then it was off to the Altstad Brewpub, which was another adventure! Brit took a tour through the “Beer Cellars” which was originally built in the war to keep the people safe underground. It was said that the water was impure to drink and that it was making the people ill, so they started drinking beer as it was the healthiest, so as a 5 year old you would get a glass of beer with breakfast – Awesome!
These underground war bunkers where then converted into cellars which still today produces beer and vinegars. Brit tasted the Rot Bier which is the traditional beer of Nuremburg. Originally coloured with blood and now colours with half dark barley – interesting!
Sad to leave this great city Brit is on the train to Berlin, will keep you posted!
- Britney (10)