• Holy Ghost Hospital

Nürnberg

Nürnberg, Bavaria's second city, is known for its glorious medieval architecture, its important Germanic history museum, its haunting Nazi past, its famous Christmas market (Germany's biggest), and its little bratwurst (Germany's tiniest). Nürnberg (sometimes spelled "Nuremberg" in English) was one of Europe's leading cities in about 1500, and its large Imperial Castle marks it as a stronghold of the Holy Roman Empire. Today, though Nürnberg has a half-million residents, the charming Old Town — with its red-sandstone Gothic buildings — makes visitors feel like they are in a far smaller city.