Monday, May 9, 2016

88 Rare and Amazing Historical Photographs of Nuremberg, Germany in the 1910s

Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is a city on the river Pegnitz and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. It is the second-largest city in Bavaria (after Munich), and the largest in Franconia (Franken).

For centuries, Nuremberg was the undeclared capital of the Holy Roman Empire and the preferred residence of most German kings, who kept their crown jewels here. Rich and stuffed with architectural wonders, it was also a magnet for famous artists, though the most famous of all, Albrecht Dürer, was actually born here. ‘Nuremberg shines throughout Germany like a sun among the moon and stars,’ gushed Martin Luther. By the 19th century, the city had become a powerhouse in Germany’s industrial revolution.

Here, below is a collection of 88 rare and amazing historical photographs captured everyday life and street scenes of Nuremberg during the 1910s:

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