On Sunday, 16 June 2024, the Stuttgart regional group went on an exciting day trip to Nuremberg. This trip was organised jointly with the Rhine-Main and Braunschweig-Hanover regional groups.

After arriving in Nuremberg, we met up with the scholarship holders from the other cities and our programme began straight away with a guided tour of the old town. Our city guide led us through the winding alleyways and told us about the fascinating history of the city. We visited historical sights such as the main market square, the impressive Frauenkirche church and the old towers that characterise the cityscape. A special highlight was the visit to the picturesque island on the river Pegnitz, which offered an idyllic atmosphere. Our city guide also showed us numerous museums and gave us valuable recommendations for the afternoon. The museums she introduced us to included the Germanic National Museum and the Toy Museum. Her tips helped us to make the most of our free time in the city.

After the tour, it was time for a break and lunch together. We found a typical Franconian restaurant right in front of the castle. Many of us tried the famous Nuremberg sausages, which are a speciality in the region. It was a wonderful opportunity to relax and socialise with the other participants. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, and we enjoyed the delicious food.

Immediately after lunch, we visited the impressive Imperial Castle, which towers over the city. The castle not only offered a fantastic view over Nuremberg, but also interesting insights into the history and architecture of the Middle Ages.

After visiting the Imperial Castle, we split into two groups. One group decided to visit the Germanic National Museum, which houses an impressive collection on German cultural history. The second group took the tram to the Documentation Centre Reichsparteigelände to visit the museum. The Documentation Centre offered an in-depth and moving examination of the history of National Socialism and the Nuremberg Trials.

We met up again at Nuremberg Central Station at around 5.00 pm to start our return journey. The day trip to Nuremberg was a complete success. The mixture of a guided tour, free time and joint activities made the day varied and interesting. The students particularly appreciated the opportunity to get to know DAAD scholarship holders from the other cities and make new friends.