|Subject: Nuremberg restaurant and must-see|
Hi Don and Linda,
We visited Nuremberg and vicinity back in 1999 and happily recommend a nearby restaurant and area to visit. The restaurant is the Ratsstuben in Scholl Ratibur, about 15-20 minutes south of the city, reachable by public transportation. It's a Michelin bib gourmand restaurant set above the local town hall, an almost castle-like ambience. The food was fine and service most gracious. The must- see, if you haven't already, is the former Nazi Party rally grounds at the south end of the city. I can't recall if I had already mentioned this to you, but it certainly bears repeating. We were led around the area by John Jenkins, a Welshman affiliated with Geschichte fur Alle, the local historical society. We visited the Grosse Strasse, the Coliseum, and the vast rally center where Hitler had addressed his minions. Plus we were shown the plans for the 500,000 seat stadium that was planned, but never built. An extraordinary three and a half hours that was the highlight of our trip. Anyone who appreciates history will find this a must-see. We met at the terminal station of tramway line number 9 (Luitpoldhain) and paid the equivalent of $60 at the time for our party of seven people. A search of Geschicte fur Alle will find the website. The information is in German, but a simple faxed request to the number listed will bring a response in English. We corresponded with a Mr. Martin Schieber. Most highly recommended.
Regards Russell Connecticut