The small inn sign represents a honey hunter. People with this profession used to collect honey from wild bees around Nuremberg. With the crossbow they fight the bears in the woods.
On a historic locomotives parade in Fürth, this engine of the German Class 41 was one of the stars. Despite being built in 1940, the freight locomotive 41 360 seemed particularly juvenile and elegant.
I was told this part at the tympanum of St. Lorenz is showing the ‘Ascension of Jesus’. For me this is really an odd illustration as one can see only the feet of Jesus. What do you think?
This sundial is located at the Nassauer Haus in Nuremberg. I love the design which reminds on a scroll. Around the corner, there is another sundial with a more common design.
A statue of Saint George and the Dragon in the streets of Nuremberg. So far the most statues of Saint George I have seen are showing him a clear winner. Well, I’d say this time the state of the dragon is tight but not hopeless. What do you think?
Fun presents found at my hotel room. A box of Lebkuchen and the artist Albrecht Dürer as toy figurine. Actually Nuremberg is for both pretty famous. By the way a big exhibition with the works of the young Dürer will open on May 24th. A good reason to go back to Nuremberg soon.
While my visit at Nuremberg I was told there is one man with a licence for a gondola. After some hours watching the river in the middle of the city I was able to catch him on a photo. The building in the background is named ‘Heilig-Geist-Spital’. During medieval times it was used as a home for old and sick people. More…
The former armoury (‘Zeughaus‘) of Nuremberg built in the years 1588/89 by Hans Dietmayer. After its demolition during World War II it got reconstructed in 1954/55. More…