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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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  • Handwerkerhof is a small city within a city. It immediately at the gates on the South-eastern edge of the old town (if you walk from the main train station in toward the Center, entrance on the left side). There are small half-timbered houses, where craftsmen exhibit their products. Here and pottery and handmade dolls and glassblowers and chasers, works of art from the masters of blacksmithing. Here you can buy the famous gingerbread cookies, drink beer with sausages, etc. Very cosy atmospheric place.
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  • City in Bavaria near Munich, has in the city centre, near the main train station, this place full of bars, restaurants and shops in addition to the wide pedestrian-only zone.
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  • Handwerkerhof is located next to the city wall, close to the main train station, next to Women´s Tower. It consists of a series of shopping streets in renovated medieval-style, where they sell crafts.
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  • Some interesting shops, pewter tankards was a highlight. Some nice little pubs in this area with a nice atmosphere.
  • it's very touristy here but really nice to see and spend some time to look through the shops around
  • 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.
  • Medieval village with small craft shops and restaurants.
  • Great for a day trip.