Monday, September 15, 2008

To Nurnberg we go....

On Saturday we took a trip to Nurnberg (Nuremburg). The city was holding its semi-annual Tremplemarkt, or flea market. The market took up the entire old historic downtown area which is a pretty impressive size. There were about 4,000 professional and private vendors gathered in the pedestrian zone selling antiquities as well as inexpensive knickknacks (oh, and crap). We walked around for about 2 hours and then walked to the car to get Luke's stroller since he was walked out, and we stayed another 2 hours. We didn't buy any antiques or knickknacks but we wandered up and down the streets and enjoyed coffee at Starbucks, sausages and sauerkraut at the Bratwurst Hausl (a historic restaurant), took many pictures and thoroughly enjoyed browsing the fresh fruit and vegetable stands and admiring the amazing bouquets of flowers from the floral vendors. There were also a few booths reminiscent of Christmas time in Wisconsin, full of dried apples, jars of honey, powdered sugar coated cookies and mulled ciders.

Yes, it's a lactating statue. Weird, right? :)

Oooo - what is that I see? Bottom left hand corner - a Starbucks! One of the many throughout the city.

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