48 hours in Nuremberg: best tour guide for an amazing visit

Nuremberg is the second largest city in Bavaria, which has a lot to offer, but often is outshined by Munich.

I have visited Nuremberg many times because one of my best friends live there, and since I had the chance to get to know the city better, I would like to share with you my tips to enjoy this part of Germany the best way possible.

1. Felsenkeller labyrinth

You will get to know Nuremberg from a whole different perspective. The labyrinth of caves will take you down, underneath the city center and you will see places that have been there for centuries, but are hidden beneath the streets of Nuremberg. Some of the cellars you will see are four stories deep but very stable.

Originally these rock-cut cellars were used to store beer but later on as a safe spot while bombs were dropped at Nuremberg at the WWII.

In the tour through the stone labyrinth, you will see the very first organic brewery in Germany and the first whiskey distillery of Nuremberg.

2. St. Lorenz church

This is surely iconic monument for Nuremberg, situated in the center of the old city. The size, the amount of details and historical value makes this place a must see.

The construction of the church started in the 1400s, but after extensive damage during the WW II was restored. There are many splendid altars, the architecture is amazing and if you have traveled around Germany you will see how this church differentiates from the rest. There are beautiful stained-glass windows as well and a lot of candles where you can leave you wish in writing.

3. Wöhrder See

This is an amazing place for a 30-min walk, with beautiful lake, pictures places and great restaurants with a nice view. We had cake and coffee after our walk around the lake and took some amazing pictures. It is peaceful, beautiful and relaxing. You can take a pedal boat and go around the lake, or you can simply walk around the whole lake (however it will be a long walk). In the summer, people come here for the beach and it is much more crowded.

4. Christmas market

Nuremberg is famous for its Christmas markets and that`s why I feel the need to include it as a 4th point, even though the holiday season already passed.

The Christmas market has just ended but their web page is already updated for the next one. The Christmas market in Nuremberg is quoted as the best one in whole Germany on many websites. I visited it, and I can say it is totally worth it. It is definitely beautiful and cozy and there are many things to try and do there.

5. Zeppelinfield

History has been written here. To be honest with you it is not entertaining, neither amusing to see it. However, the darkest history of Germany left a mark here and can be not only seen but also felt once you step in Zippelinfeld. Visiting this place brings so many thoughts of the power of brainwashing thousands and millions of people in the name of a cause that back in time seemed perfectly right.

6. Shopping in Nuremberg

Shopping in Nuremberg is surely enjoyable They have a long street full of the most famous brands but also some others that are not that familiar and offer different fashion and affordable prices.

Follow all these tips, and you will have a great time there, get a touch of Bavaria and have an amazing memorable trip from Nuremberg.

Let me know if any of you visited Nuremberg, did you like it and what else you saw there.

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Travel trends 2019 from Booking.com

Happy New Year! I wish you had an amazing holiday. I certainly did 🙂

The travel industry is changing rapidly and knowing what to expect will help us organize the best trips on a good budget. What can we expect for the travel industry in 2019? Booking.com released prediction and I will share the most important ones with you.

1. Thoughtful travel

This year people will travel to places where they express interest in social, political, environmental matter. Travelers will choose to go to places where they know about and they will set up their focus on safety.

2. Focus on experience

Travelers were focused a lot on experience in 2018, but experience will be a keyword for 2019. Actually 60% of the travelers values more experiences than material goodies. Travelers seek places where they can feel like children again and release the stress.

3. More weekend trips

There is the old dilemma, shell we keep our holiday allotment and use it for long holidays or shell we split our days and have long weekends but often. This year, the prediction is that travelers will use more long weekends in order to release stress. They will focus on making the trips personal and tailored specially for them. The prediction is that people will not compromise the good quality even for short stays.

4. “Easy” is the new keyword

“Easy” is the new standard for travelling. Think of key-less doors, tickets loaded on your phone, paperless confirmations, no need of printing anything. We heard the fuzz about AI (artificial intelligence), Virtual reality (VI) and the travel industry will work exactly in this direction to make our trips exra special and unique.

The travelers are interested in tracking their luggage in real time on their mobile, having only one app satisfying all their needs and plans for their whole trip. One third of the travelers would like to see virtual personal travel agent in their home.

People prefer experience over buying material stuff and the demand for high quality travel push the travel industry to develop, to make our trips easier, to offer more exotic choices and a lot of technological updates.

Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer at Booking.com comments: “2019 is set to be an exciting year for travel. With technological advancements, an ever more connected world and a continuously growing consumer appetite for the best travel experiences, we’re poised for groundbreaking developments, taking travel to unexplored heights. With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com learns and innovates continuously and we’ve never been more excited to be at the epicentre of thrilling industry.”

The full list of the trends released by Booking.com can be found here.

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