In Nuremberg, I visited during a trip to the international salsa festival Kubamemucho, held in Munich. The festival was over, before the flight was still a couple of days and I visited the "most German of all German cities', often referred to as Nuremberg. Risen from the ashes preserved Gothic architecture in the historic center – a picture, in fact, quite common in many old European cities. However, Nuremberg – a special case. Gothic is not limited to one or two councils – there is the whole center looks like a medieval town, miraculously endured to this day.
As befits a medieval castle, surrounded by a powerful defense fortifications – an impressive five-kilometer defensive wall with a moat and numerous towers as a separate modern city with its noisy highways from the quiet realm of antiquity. The flow of vehicles passing by the whole this ancient fortifications – the landscape is so trivial to Nuremberg, which is very quickly cease to pay attention to this bizarre combination of today and yesterday. More precisely, even before yesterday. For the serfs walls are drawn mazes of narrow ancient streets, built a typical German, half-timbered houses with tiled roofs. Many buildings adorn the old emblems and figures of saints, the houses date back to XV – XVI, even XIV ages! Church or five hundred palaces with history can be found in many cities, but the ordinary homes of simple artisans, of which there are five – six centuries – a truly unique spectacle! That Interestingly, in these houses are still inhabited.