The joyful sound of bells and the clatter of hooves tell you that the stagecoach is coming to the Nuremberg Christmas Market. As soon as the yellow wagon appears, visitors large and small excitedly turn to look. Many wave to the passengers; others pull out their cameras and phones.
Heinz Lehneis is proud to be the coachman of the Christmas stagecoach. For more than 20 years he has braved wind and weather seated on the box of his coach. He shares the box with Gerhard Pickel, who plays holiday melodies on a golden horn to entertain guests. Inside the coach, passengers sit cozily on thickly-padded seats and enjoy the view of the colorful activity at the market. This noble and nostalgic trip back in time makes clear that a journey in a post coach was once a luxury that only the wealthiest could afford.