Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Going with the Flow in Nuremberg

On Monday, we took a much anticipated trip to Nuremberg. When we first learned we were going to Germany, this was one of James’ top places to go since it has some of the more pivotal World War II sights.

This was a very stressful day for us both and not at all what we had hoped it would be.
Our day started of very bumpy. Though we had a car reservation, there were none available for us. We had to wait over an hour and a half while they transported a car 10 miles to us. This put us behind our schedule which was very disappointing to us.

The first stop on our trip began to ease some of my disappointment in knowing we wouldn’t get to see everything. James was so excited to see the exhibit inside the unfinished Congress Hall. Inside of the building is an exhibit chronicling the rise and fall of their reign of terror. The museum, takes you through the history and impact the Nazi Party had on Nuremberg.

Being there really brought everything that happened to life. Learning the history in school is one thing, but you really get a feel for how far the reach was even in the uncompleted state everything is in.

Scale model for building plans.

When we come back, we will walk the park area and see the other structures.

When we arrived into the historic part of Nuremberg, a few more disappointments awaited us. The town was setting up for their annual Christmas market, which shut down access to almost the entire square where it’ll be held. Most everything I wanted to see was within this area.

I was determined to have a good time though, so we made our way to the castle stopping to take pictures of what we could along the way. With the square closed and several streets as well, it became difficult to find our way.

 When we arrived at the castle we had time to go up the tower and experience beautiful views of Nuremberg but not do much else. So, trying to take things in stride we walked the grounds for a while and then began to make our way back to the car.


Not our best photo by far, but James really liked it.

As we walked back to the car, I was thoroughly disappointed with out trip to Nuremberg. The only thing that had gone right so far was seeing the Documentation Center. We were both ready to just throw in the towel and chalk up this trip to a loss. Then we came across this beautiful sight. Standing on the bridge and looking out onto this view, I realized just how blessed we were to be living in Germany and getting to experience Nuremberg. It was here we made the choice to come back again in the spring and see everything we had missed.

So, Nuremberg we will be back for you and hopefully take away a much better experience the second time around.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love reading and replying to comments so don't be shy. I look forward to hearing from y'all.