In the of the heart of the Old Town, a brand-new quarter has been created with the construction of the Augustinerhof . Set in the best location between the Main Market Square and the Trödelmarkt, the area fits surprisingly well into its environment, while distinguishing itself with its subtle modern design.
This year, the Museum for Communication will again make available its post coach, pulled by wonderful draft horses, for rides through Christmassy Nuremberg. If you wish, you can board at the stop at the Waaggasse and then enjoy the clatter of horses’ hooves on the historical pavements of Nuremberg’s streets such as the Weißgerbergasse. Times and prices can be found at the page of the museum.
More than three years passed from the laying of the cornerstone to the opening of the compound. Today, within almost 5,200 m2 of space, a building complex houses retail, restaurants, a hotel and a museum. In the center runs a wide pedestrian passage, which leads to the south side of the building and the Pegnitz River – one of the few places in the city where you can sit right on the waterfront. After the area was more or less unused for many years, the city scape has now not only received an optical upgrade but is once again filled with life. Extremely central, yet a bit off the beaten path and removed from the bustle of the city, this neighborhood feels like its own little world.
Directly bordering on the Augustinerhof complex is the Trödelmarkt with its traditional charm. In the characteristic and narrow row of buildings, cafes and family-owned shops stand side-by-side. The Karlsbrücke and the picturesque Henkersteg link this enchanting strip of island in the Pegnitz with the shore. Our favorite spot in the neighborhood - the Maxbrücke! - gives you a perfect view of the island.
The largest heated punch bowl in the world can be found from November 25 to December 21 on the banks of the Pegnitz River, next to the Fleischbrücke. Daily, from 11 am -9 pm, you can enjoy your warmed punch next to dancing flames and warm yourself in the winter’s cold. On Fridays and Saturdays the party goes on until 11 pm; on December 31, a large New Year’s Eve party will take place. There’s more information at the website.