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Handwerkerhof, Nuremberg

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Step into the past at Handwerkerhof, a medieval village that preserves the ways of life and craftsmanship from the Middle Ages. Wander down the cobblestone streets lined with picturesque, half-timber houses to learn about medieval pottery and glass-blowing, and meet leather makers, goldsmiths, and doll makers. Enjoy wine, beer, and sausages as you explore woodwind and brass toy creations. Stop at the gingerbread factory on your way out for a tasty souvenir. Make Handwerkerhof part of your personalized Nuremberg itinerary using our Nuremberg vacation route planner.
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Where to stay in Nuremberg

The Altstadt and the Egidienviertel districts, the city's historical sections, provide an array of guesthouses and hotels. An alternative is the Gostenhof area, a suburban region with a selection of tourist sites. If you stay in Gostenhof, however, you need to take public transportation to the city center. For local flair, consider staying in the Knoblauchsland district near the Hauptmarkt. Avoid the Südstadt district near the train station, which is mainly residential and doesn't offer many entertainment options or access to sites.
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  • We enjoyed a short visit to the small craft stores. Just outside the old city, but within the city wall is a step back in time. We ate lunch there twice during our visit in December, a slower pace and...  more »
  • Small square shaped alleyway with hand crafted goods, well made but on the expensive side. Quaint bar at entrance with locals and tourists.  more »
  • Came to the Christmas market and chanced upon this gem. There are just a few shops, run by the crafters, who are so proud of their work! Did more shopping there than at Christmas markets. Especially l...  more »
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  • Nice little tourist trap. Big portions of food :)
  • Smaller than expected. Nice to see crafts being made, but artisans often close early.
  • Nice old construction and shops. Lots of souvenir to shop.
  • Some interesting shops, pewter tankards was a highlight. Some nice little pubs in this area with a nice atmosphere.
  • A pleasant enough place to walk through and have a look but the shops are relatively touristy. If you are really after some local craft, you would be better finding some specialty shops. Having said that, it is convenient having everything in the one place and there are some nice things here if you look beyond the non-local mass-produced stuff that some shops are trying to sell.