The Craftsmen’s Courtyard is truly a special neighborhood. Its individual concept makes it unique – not only within Nuremberg. The name says everything: Framed by the historical city wall, the Craftsmen’s Courtyard is the home to both traditional and modern craft workshops, producing items typical for Nuremberg.
As soon as you step over the threshold which separates the courtyard with its large gates from the rest of the city, you can feel the magic of the Craftsmen’s Courtyard. Although it is located across from the train station and in the city center, it gives you the feeling that you are in a small, peaceful yet industrious village. Only the rattle of the underground trains, which you can feel under your feet, brings you back to reality.
We know from experience that the Craftsmen’s Courtyard is often dismissed by those from Nuremberg as a place for tourists. But if you take the time to get to know the individual, owner-managed workshops, you’ll quickly see that this isn’t the case. The small half-timbered huts which stretch along the narrow lanes don’t just look nice, but behind each fasçade there is a story. Many crafts which have died out in other places are kept alive here. What once served as a ward in the city wall has become – since its founding in 1971 – a neighborhood which cherishes tradition but never looks old fashioned.
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