Nuremberg: A Christmas Shoppers’ Paradise
The pedestrian shopping zone was created in 1966 and is one of the largest in Europe. Within a pleasant walking distance there is something for everyone: Lovers of fine fashion, bargain hunters and trendsetters. It’s a pleasure to stroll through the historical atmosphere of the Old Town and discover wonderful and exclusive boutiques, modern specialty shops and department stores. If you want to take home something as a reminder of Nuremberg, you’ll find not only traditional souvenirs such as gingerbread, prune men or gold-foil angels, but also a wide selection of peppy and unusual specialties and unique gifts.
The heart of Nuremberg’s shopping district – the Karolinenstraße and Breite Gasse – is located near the Church of St. Lawrence. Here you’ll find something for every taste and pocketbook. Just to the north, the Kaiserstraße offers exclusive shops for those looking for something extra special. High-end boutiques feature designer labels and bring a metropolitan feel to Franconia.
In the small alleys around the main market square and at the foot of the castle you’ll find many small shops to explore. They offer a wide range: from designer fashion, jewelry and shoes to antiques and rare books. If you’re searching for something unique, this is the place.
A particularly charming spot to shop in Nuremberg is the Craftsmen’s Courtyard. Traditional artisans such as tin smiths, glass engravers, stained-glass artists, doll makers and leather-bag makers offer their wares in typically Franconian half-timbered houses.