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Travel Germany: David of Nuremberg123.com

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TraveLinkSites has a short but sweet interview for you today. David of the travel guide website Nuremberg123.com talks to us about why he came to the city, what he loves about it and how he can help others visit. Over to you sir…

Could you briefly introduce yourself, your site and your experience coming to Nuremberg?

I’m in my mid 20’s from the Czech Republic and came to Nuremberg four years ago.  Nuremberg123.com is the first fully English city guide to Nuremberg. I personally work in a hotel, so I’m familiar with the sorts of questions tourists or newbie’s have.  From my own experience, I found that I had to go through many websites to get somewhere close to the answer I was looking for. I decided to make my own website, which is basically a collection of insider tips and reflections based around the where to and how to based questions visitors often have.

What made you choose this country and what were your first impressions?

In Prague, I worked for a British travel office. After some time I decided that there was more to the world than just Prague. The reason for choosing Germany was that I wanted to learn the language. Nuremberg had good job opportunities and is not so far away from Prague. Everyone has heard of Nuremberg, many only know it for its dark history. I was the same until I first came to Nuremberg and was really surprised at what a beautiful and modern city it is aside from its long medieval history, which is equally interesting.

How much money can someone travel around Nuremberg for? What are the greatest expenses? What things are relatively cheap?

The greatest expense is to come during one of the world trade fairs. Accommodation prices are increased by two or even three. That’s why I made sure to include the dates of the trade fairs on my website. If you don’t plan ahead you may have problems finding any availability.

Nuremberg is suited to budget travellers. There are enough reasonably priced hotels and local restaurants are quite cheap.

What is the local cuisine like? Did you find yourself trying new things or pining for the familiars of home?

Well, the local Bavarian cuisine is very similar to the traditional Bohemian cuisine, so I did not experience any shock there. But you are in Nuremberg and Nuremberg is famous for it’s ‘’Würstchen’’. Basically small sausages with horseradish, mustard and beer. Trust me, it’s much more delicious then it actually sounds.

What cultural activities and events would you suggest everyone seeing or taking part in while travelling in Nuremberg and why?

As a first, there are famous Christmas markets. Every year attended by about two million people. Another huge event is Rock am Park. It’s basically about rock music of any kind, beer and no rules!

My personal recommendation would be Blaue Nacht – blue night. The whole city centre is illuminated by blue light and all museums and churches are opened trough the night. Unbelievably beautiful!

What is your favourite thing about travelling this country? What is your least favourite thing?

I think the hospitality is great, the city tastes great to me!

Last favourite thing? Hmm… not everyone speaks English and that can be frustrating sometimes.

What things do you focus on most when you blog about this country? Why do you choose these things?

I guess my advantage over locals are my foreign eyes. I see things how other travellers see them.

What’s one thing you can’t travel around Germany without?

A pair of good shoes – there is much to see by foot.

What kind of response have you had to your website about Nuremberg?

I’ve just launched my website, so let’s see, it’s early days. I believe that it will help people to make theirs trips easier so they have more time for fun.

If you could think of one thing you wished someone told you before you started travelling in Germany  what would it be?

I one went to a café and ordered a coffee with mineral water. What I got was a coffee with some mineral water mixed in it. It’s happened a couple of times to me. Later one local explained to me that what I actually wanted to order is a coffee and mineral water.

Thanks David!  For all you need to know about visiting Nuremberg, go over to Nuremberg123 and it’s all there…

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