City Explo[it | r]ation – Old city of Nürnberg

After all the bashing in the last few posts about Nürnberg, we take a small break today and I will take you to the old city of Nürnberg (well mostly my coffee places there) which is actually interesting, beautiful, and you can easily burn a whole afternoon just by hanging around – as I am doing right now while writing this.

Let us start with one of my favorite spots for sipping a coffee down at the water. The place is called Café Di Simo and is conveniently located at the “Karlsbrücke” , one of the bridges, so that you can enjoy your coffee while sitting on the wall of the bridge. The café is the tiny red building that can be seen here.

and here is a view of the actual bridge which is sometimes quite packed in the summer with coffee and sparkling wine addicts.

Here is a small overview map to put all dots together

Close to Di Simo you will also find Starbucks which is also conveniently located at the water. It is essentially located at the bridge after the Karlsbrücke. In the evening in the summer the play of light can be quite interesting and on the small island where Di Simo is located you can sit right in the middle of the water (see map above).

Now let us head over to the castle which is another one of my favorite spots, again, for the coffee places and the atmosphere. The castle is located at the “A” marked in the map below.

Close to the castle on the left of the map you will find the “Albrecht Dürer Haus” (more on Albrecht Dürer on wikipedia), which is where Albrecht Dürer lived and worked from 1509 until 1528. The square next to the house is packed with nice cafés and the atmosphere, especially in the late afternoon is very nice. 

From there (and several other places) you can access the castle itself and the following is the actual view on the old city of Nürnberg as seen from there – the square with the Albrecht Dürer house is located to the right of the picture.

Last but not least, when you want to get an alternative view over the old city you might want to check out the roof deck of the Adlerstrasse garage. It offers quite some interesting complement to the typical views of Nürnberg – find out for yourself 😉

More shots, as usual, in the gallery:

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