What an amazing day as we arrived into the Nurnberg Rail Station we were met by a Viking River Cruise greeter then transferred to the ship. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, we had no stress at all. We really wanted to get to the Nurnberg Market so we threw our luggage into the cabin, caught a Viking bus and off we went.
The drive was only about 10-15 minutes from the dock. We passed by many historical buildings that concentrated on the history of Hitler and WWII. It was actually interesting. The other thing we were surprised about was the cuteness of the Nurnberg Old Town. Half Timbered buildings standing tall against the Main-Danube Canal which is lined in colorful flowers even at Christmas. Were they fake? Don’t know we didn’t get that close but it was very pretty.
Dropping us off about a block from the markets you immediately get into the Christmas spirit. Attendee’s staying warm with winter jackets, cozy scarves and hats and walking around with their hands on a hot mug of coffee or gluhwein. Spiced hot wine otherwise known as Gluhwein is a German is an age-old tradition this time of year. Not to mention those long spicy but delicious Nurnburg sausage sandwiches to go with it. Also a must stop and see is Lebkuchen Schmidt, a gingerbread shop dating back to 1610. This is the best place to purchase some and bring it back as gifts for friends and family.
Check out our day in this video. Don’t worry there are only a few seconds on the ship then you will see the good stuff. So grab a hot mug of Gluhwein, sit back and come to the Christkindlmarkt and enjoy!
For more info on the Nurnberg Christmas Markets click here.