The Castle District
The Castle District – Nuremberg’s historical heart which surrounds the symbol of the city, the Imperial Castle. There’s no better place to feel the old-fashioned charm and history of the town – and not only because the silhouette of the castle is always in sight. With its tiny, twisting cobblestoned alleyways and old half-timbered houses, the Castle District is, without doubt, an attraction for many visitors, but it also has something to offer locals. Small individual shops hidden off the beaten path and a multitude of diverse places to eat and drink shape the Castle District: From rustic pubs with original Franconian food to hip bars to culinary variety from all over the world. The attractive castle garden draws both those from the neighborhood and guests of the city to take a break and gaze at its beauty.
The castle district is something special, there's no denying that. You notice it at the latest when, as a Nuremberg resident, you drag yourself up the steep slope to the viewing platform of the castle for the millionth time, lean on the parapet at the top, puffing heavily, look down at the city and think to yourself: "Des is mei Nemberch!" ("This is my Nuremberg!").
St. James's Quarter