Nuremberg is one of my favorite cities in Germany, a city with a rich -- and a dark -- past.
Most of these are my pictures and are freely available. Others are historical photos.
The Nazis used the Hauptmarkt for military reviews during the annual party rallies.
The Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV had the church built in the 14th century to designs by the Parler dynasty of architects and stonemasons.
The church has a very dark history. It stands on the site of Nuremberg's medieval synagogue destroyed in a pogrom in 1349, probably brought on by the Black Death. The Hauptmarkt was once the city's Jewish quarter, likewise destroyed by the pogrom.
The Goose Man Fountain outside the Rathaus dating from 1550. It was originally located in the fruit market behind the Frauenkirche and moved here after World War II.
When I was there, they were putting up a stage for a folk festival concert in front of it.
Documentation Center, a really fine museum about the parade grounds with a great presentation on Nazi propaganda and how it was used. I learned there that the annual Nazi rallies in Nuremberg were the first political events to be televised live. The Nazis set up television screens in public viewing areas in cities and especially rural villages. The museum even had some surprisingly clear videotape with many unscripted moments that never made it into the official films.