"Willlkommen in... Nämberch!" Nürnberg by Mikebond

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Where does Nürnberg lie?

Let's start by testing your geographical knowledge:
Question 1: "What's the name of this city?"
Your answer: "This is Nürnberg" (or Nuremberg, Norimberga, and so on)
A local's answer: "This is Nämberch"
Question 2: "What region does Nürnberg belong to?"
Your answer: "In Bayern, of course!"
A local's answer: "In Franken, selbstverständlich!" ("In Franconia, of course!")
Both you and the local would have given two correct answers, but from very different points of view.
If you look at the administrative subdivision of Deutschland into Länder, Nürnberg lies in Bayern (Bavaria). Apart from that, every local will tell you that this is Franken. Franconia is a historic region that todays belongs to Bayern (it is also an administrative unit of Bayern), but it has its own cultural features and its people still feel proud of their Franconian heritage. They also speak their local language, called fränkisch.
While walking across the streets of the city centre you will see a lot of shops selling any kind of products with the city coat of arms and the name of Franken.
Welcome to a cultural and historical island in the heart of Bayern!

  • Last visit to Nürnberg: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 4, 2008
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2010 at 1:33 AM

    Spero di andare a Norimberga per un paio di giorni a fine novembre. Ciao!

  • marvelous_girl's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2010 at 8:45 AM

    it looks a very nice nd beautiful place

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2009 at 7:47 AM

    Delays in our travel itinerary last year meant we missed our day in Nürnberg so I have enjoyed a virtual tour on your interesting page. Many Thanks.

  • MissyWQ's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Wonderful information. You did a better job of details than I did on my page. Thanks.

  • ralph_II's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2008 at 3:17 AM

    touchingand turning round the brass-ring at the schöner brunnen means: all your dreams and wishes will come true!:-) the traffic sign means: end of playing-street. car can drive faster now..

  • Sep 1, 2008 at 10:05 AM

    I born here and lived for ten years! Nikos

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2008 at 4:52 AM

    the germans do love their trains and churches, don't they ? thanks for the birthday wishes, btw.

  • AnnaLupilla's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2007 at 1:48 AM

    Ciao Michele! ... and auguri for your excellent Nürnberg pages. Especially the part on fränggisch ... VERY SUBBER (you know real Franconians cannot pronounce neither 't' nor 'p') :-) Saluti di Närmberch, Anna

  • flyingscot4's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:23 PM

    Nice job on your Nürnberg pages. It is my second favorite city in the world and I really have to get going with my latest tips. Pictures are great and your tips are very information-filled. Again, great job.

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2007 at 9:34 AM

    Very well done page. Interesting.


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