Dürer, Germany’s most famous Renaissance draughtsman, lived and worked at the Albrecht-Dürer-Haus from 1509 until his death in 1528....
The Historischer Kunstbunker is a climate-controlled bomb shelter that was used to protect art treasures during WWII. Works by Albrecht...
This enormous castle complex above the Altstadt poignantly reflects Nuremberg's medieval might. The main attraction is a tour of the...
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Tiergärtnerplatz · interesting places nearby
Ringed by charming half-timbered houses, the eastern edge of Tiergärtnerplatz is graced by the beautiful Pilatushaus. Out front is Jürgen Goertz's 1984 bronze sculpture Der Hase - Hommage á Dürer (The Hare - A Tribute to Dürer). This nod to Dürer's watercolour original called Junger Feldhase (1502) shows the dire results of tampering with nature.
During WWII, prescient officials moved key artworks to the Historischer Kunstbunker (historical art shelter), a network of caves underneath the Kaiserburg, as early as 1940. This was technically a form of resistance, since Hitler forbade such 'defeatist' thinking. There's also a film of the bombing of Nuremberg. Tours also depart from the brewery-shop at Burgstrasse 19. A minimum of three people is needed for tours.