Este o zi prea putin ca sa vizitezi Nuremberg? (1)

Raspunsul la intrebarea din titlu este, categoric, “Da”! De ce? Pur si simplu pentru ca sunt foarte multe de vazut! Mie personal Nuremberg imi evoca turta dulce si fabulosul targ de Craciun, jucariile din lemn, intre care Spargatorul de nuci sta la loc de cinste si vestitul proces al unei istorii de trista amintire.

DSCN6959jucariile cu pricina

DSCN6979Magazinul de turta dulce Schmidt

DSCN7201sus, la castelul markgrafilor, Nuremberg

Al doilea oras ca marime din Bavaria (cca. 500000 locuitori), Nuremberg se afla situat pe raul Pegnitz, care il imparte in doua. Am ajuns aici dupa o calatorie cu trenul, care a durat trei ore si jumatate. Trei ore si jumatate de motaiala si, din cand in cand, tras cu ochiul la un peisaj mohorat, apasat de nori grei. Pentru ca era weekend, am profitat de o generoasa oferta a Bundesbahn-ului, un bilet care costa dus-intors 42 euro si putea fi utilizat in toata Germania, de un grup de pana la 5 persoane, adica cu cat mai multi, cu atat mai ieftin. Va dati seama ca daca am fi fost atati, am fi platit doar 8 euro si un pic pentru drumul Stuttgart-Nuremberg si retur??? Mi se pare incredibil!

Gara din Nuremberg a fost prima surpriza placuta. Rareori imi plac garile. Trec prin ele grabita si, sincer, nu am multe amintiri despre ele. (Cele mai memorabile, Milano cu coloanele sale impozante si Venetia pentru ca, dincolo de peretele de sticla, am dat cu ochii imediat de Canal Grande, lucru la care nu m-am asteptat.) La Nuremberg te intampina o cladire neo-baroc (arhitect Karl Zenger, 1900-1906) dar, pentru mine, cireasa de pe tort este interiorul garii, partea Art Nouveau, construita intre 1904-1905 si care initial a fost restaurantul garii. Ca prin minune, aceasta parte a scapat de bombardamentul din cel de-al doilea razboi mondial.

DSCN6792Gara din Nuremberg

DSCN6786 DSCN6777 DSCN6776 DSCN6783 DSCN6780Intreaga zi a stat sub semnul ploii dar a ramas uscat. Probabil florile delicate de cires care ne-au intampinat in gara ne-au purtat noroc

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Turnul Sebald se afla chiar la inceputul lui Konigstrasse, pe unde ne indreptam, de la gara, spre Orasul Vechi. Cam 70% din suprafata (mare) a acestuia este zona pietonala, asa plimbarea pe strazile sale este intr-adevar o placere.

Ne aflam in cartierul Lorenz, considerat zona comerciala si de business a orasului. Strada pe care mergem noi insa ne infatiseaza cladiri atractive si ne conduce imediat spre una dintre cele trei biserici splendide pe care le-am admirat la Nuremberg si care, doar ele, ar putea indreptati numele de ‘caseta de bijuterii a Imperiului German’, atribuit orasului. In cazul acesta este vorba despre bijuterii arhitectonice si ale artei religioase.

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Sa intram putin in Biserica Sf. Laurentiu, a carei constructie a inceput in 1260, pe locul unei basilici in stil romanesc si s-a terminat in secolul 14. Desi mobilierul si obiectele dn interior au fost depozitate intr-o pivnita de sub castel, pentru a fi salvate, biserica a fost grav avariata in timpul razboiului si reconstructia sa a durat ani intregi.

DSCN6931Biserica Sf. Laurentiu, Nuremberg

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Nu doresc sa va plictisesc cu prea multe date si detalii, asa ca va arat doar cateva dintre comorile de pret ale acestei biserici:

·         Altarul Sf. Caterina (1485-1490), pictat de Wolgemut

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·         Bunavestire sau Salutul ingerilor (1517)   

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·         Candelabrul de bronz (1489), lucrare a lui Peter Vischer   

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·         Arhanghelul Mihail (1477)

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·         Martiriul Sf. Sebastian (1490)   

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·         Cei doi patroni ai bisericii, Sf. Laurentiu si Sf. Stefan (1440-1450)

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·         V-ati prins deja ca imi plac vitraliile, nu?   

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E dumineca si lumea se plimba si asculta muzica oferita de menestrelii stradali.

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      In aceeasi piata cu biserica se afla o fantana-simbol al orasului, Fantana Virtutii (Tugendbrunnen). Ea are trei niveluri si este ornate cu sapte figuri de femei, care reprezinta cele 7 virtuti ale Evului Mediu: Credinta (crucea), Speranta (ancora), Maretia (leul), Dragostea (copilul), Moderatia (ulciorul si cana), Rabdarea (mielul) si sus, Justita. Autorul acestei fantani este Benedikt Wurzelbauer, iar perioada constructiei este 1584-1589.

DSCN6942Fantana Virtutii, Nuremberg

DSCN6944detaliu

Singura casa-turn pastrata in Nuremberg, model al caselor nobiliare, este Casa Nassau (Nassau Haus), datand din sec. 13-14.

DSCN6841Casa Nassau, Nuremberg

Trecand peste Podul Muzeului (Museumsbrucke) vedem imaginea mult pictata si fotografiata a cladirii Spitalului Sfantului Duh (Heilig-Geist Spital), donata orasului de catre primarul  Konrad Gross, in 1339.

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Spitalul Sfantului Duh, Nuremberg

Va continua…

Is One Day Too Little a Time to Visit Nuremberg? (1)

My opinion, answering the title is “Yes”, because are so many to see there! When I think to Nuremberg, I think to gingerbread, Christmas Market,  wooden toys and  the famous trial belonging to a sad history.

Nuremberg is the second town in Bavaria (500000 inhabitants), and it is situated on the Pegnitz river, which part it into two distinct parts.Me and my daughter arrived here after 3.5 hours of traveling by train, from Stuttgart. We took advantage of a very good offer of Bundesbahn: a return ticket to be used for up to 5 persons, in whole Germany, for a total cost of 42 euros! This means the more persons, the better. But we were the two of us.Even so, we were in advantage.

The railway station in Nuremberg was the first good surprise. I confess I’m not in love with railway stations. I usually do not keep many memories of them. Exceptions are that of Milano, with the impressive columns, and that of Venice because of the surprise to see the Canal Grande immediately you get out of it.In Nuremberg, the railway station was built in neo-baroque style by Karl Zenger, 1900-1906. The best part is the former station restaurant, built in Art Nouveaux style, which escaped the heavily bombing in  the second WW.

We went into the Old Town, firstly in the Lawrence district. This is the commerce and business part of town.

The first visit was into the St. Lawrence Church (construction started on 1290 and was ended in the 14th. century). There are a lot of valuable objects inside and I pointed to the most precious.

The Virtue Fountain (1584-1589) is right near the church and so is the Nassau House (13-14th. centuries) a model of the nobility houses.

 

To be continued…


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Este o zi prea putin ca sa vizitezi Nuremberg? (1) — 4 Comments

  1. These pics are great and make me feel as if I’m really in Nuremberg.
    St.Lawrence Church is so beautiful.The stained glass is so wonderful.
    And what a wonderful street scene,people are plaing instruments on the street!

    • All three churches I visited in Nuremberg were great! I like stained glass a lot, and they offered me the opportunity to admire some. As for people playing instruments on the streets, this is normal in western countries. They do it to earn some money but, of course, people on the streets enjoy it! And this also gives a particular note to the town.

      I was already gone in the mountains but this year my internet connection does not work at all there!!! So, I prepared the posts for a long time and scheduled them to be published automatically. I am home now for 2 days, to load them on my blog, afterwards I’ll go back. This means I will answer the comments in the first week of September, when I’ll be back briefly. Then, I’ll be gone again, till Sept., 25 🙂 I’ll write you a mail but this is for everybody to read, if they wonder my long absence from the blog:)

    • Thanks, Randy, I liked them too:)

      I will be away from my blog till September, 25. I prepared my posts on advance (Greece, Tunisia, Malta), and they will appear once in 3 days. When I’ll be back, I’ll answer all the comments and try to catch on with your blog.

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