Today was our first full day in Nurnberg. The Jugend-Hotel Nurnberg where we are staying during our time here served a delicious breakfast of bread, cold cuts, yogurt, cereal, and, thankfully, coffee. The coffee here is some of the best I’ve had in Europe. After we finished our breakfast, we had a class day. The HNRS 2020 class has an assignment due for our paper on Friday, so I did research for my paper. The people in Ms. Paige’s IE class worked on their PowerPoint presentations. We were in an attic above the hotel that was quite room. You could even see spider’s moving around the room. The atmosphere is quite different than what I’m used to for class. It did, however, beat out the class we had outside in the sun in Berlin.
We took a break from learning to have lunch. Walking into the dining area, I was a bit skeptical of what we were having for lunch. It didn’t smell that great and looked odd; we had spatzle, which are German egg noodles, served with a meat and mushroom sauce. It was surprisingly very delicious, even the people who were more skeptical than me went back to get seconds. After we filled up on lunch, we took the bus and train to the Nuremberg city center. The old castle and fortress were beautiful. It sat upon sandstone overlooking the city.
After visiting the castle, we walked down to Albrecht Dürer Straße. Albrecht Dürer is a famous German painter and was a favorite of our translator, Bart.
We were able to see many of the cathedrals that had been rebuilt after World War II here as well.
It was incredible that something so heavily bombed and ruined had been returned to such a majestic state. In the main market, I bought a peach from a German guy for 2 euros. He was really pushy and the peach wasn’t ripe at all; it tasted like a sour patch kid (not my wisest purchase). We then walked back to the Nuremberg Hauptbanhauf and headed back to the hotel for a dinner of hamburgers and fries. It was a decent meal that was a nice change from the traditional German meals we’ve been eating; however, they lacked mustard. Apparently mustard isn’t popular or carried anywhere here. Overall, it was a great day and I’m very excited to visit Staedtler tomorrow.