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CA­STEL­LO IM­PE­RIA­LE / IM­PE­RIAL CA­STLE Se­de un tem­po de­gli Im­pe­ra­to­ri Ho­hen­zol­lern e, per lun­ghi pe­rio­di, de­gli Im­pe­ra­to­ri del Sa­cro Ro­ma­no Im­pe­ro, do­mi­na la cit­tà con so­li­de mu­ra e svet­tan­ti tor­ri. All’in­ter­no, da vi­si­ta­re, sa­le e cap­pel­le, in una del­le qua­li si tro­va il Cro­ci­fis­so di Veit Stoss, uno dei più gran­di pit­to­ri, scul­to­ri e in­ci­so­ri Ri­na­sci­men­ta­li del­la cit­tà. In­te­res­san­ti la Sa­la dei Ca­va­lie­ri e la Sa­la Im­pe­ria­le dai bei sof­fit­ti af­fre­sca­ti. Il ca­stel­lo ospi­ta an­che il Mu­seo Kai­ser­burg che rac­co­glie ar­mi an­ti­che, ar­ma­tu­re, ol­tre all’ap­par­ta­men­to im­pe­ria­le con i sa­lo­ni dell’im­pe­ra­to­re. On­ce the seat of the Ho­hen­zol­lern Dy­na­sty and, for long pe­riods, of the Em­pe­rors of the Ho­ly Ro­man Em­pi­re, the ca­stle guards over the ci­ty wi­th so­lid walls and tall to­wers. The in­te­riors fea­tu­re rooms and cha­pels well wor­th vi­si­ting, one of whi­ch hou­ses a cross by Veit Stoss, the ci­ty’s grea­te­st Re­nais­san­ce pain­ter, sculp­tor and en­gra­ver. The Knights’ Hall and Im­pe­rial Hall are in­te­re­sting wi­th beau­ti­ful fre­scoed cei­lings. The ca­stle al­so hou­ses the Kai­ser­burg Mu­seum, whi­ch hou­ses an­cient wea­pons, as well as the im­pe­rial apart­ment wi­th the Emperor’s rooms. www. kai­ser­burg- nuern­berg. de

FON­TA­NA BEL­LA / SCHö­NER BRUN­NEN ( BEAU­TI­FUL FOUN­TAIN) Nel­la Piaz­za del Mer­ca­to, vi­ci­no al­la Chie­sa di No­stra Si­gno­ra, è ob­bli­ga­to­rio so­sta­re ad am­mi­ra­re le 40 co­lo­ra­tis­si­me sta­tue che cir­con­da­no la fon­ta­na in pie­tra cal­ca­rea e che rap­pre­sen­ta­no i Fi­lo­so­fi, le 7 Ar­ti li­be­ra­li, i 4 Evan­ge­li­sti, i 4 Pa­dri del­la Chie­sa, i 7 Prin­ci­pi Elet­to­ri dell’Im­pe­ro e i Pro­fe­ti. Da non di­men­ti­ca­re di far gi­ra­re su se stes­si i due anel­li di ot­to­ne po­sti a la­to sud- ove­st del­la fon­ta­na, per­ché pa­re che por­ti gran­de for­tu­na. A stop to ad­mi­re the 40 ve­ry co­lour­ful sta­tues that sur­round the li­me­sto­ne foun­tain and re­pre­sent Phi­lo­so­phy, the se­ven Li­be­ral Arts, the 4 Evan­ge­lists, the Chur­ch Fa­thers, the 7 Prin­ce- elec­tors and the Pro­phe­ts, is a mu­st. Don’t for­get to spin the two brass ring on the sou­th- we­st si­de of the foun­tain: they are sup­po­sed to bring good luck.

CHIE­SA DI NO­STRA SI­GNO­RA / CHUR­CH OF OUR LA­DY È la più im­por­tan­te Chie­sa di No­rim­ber­ga, vo­lu­ta dall’im­pe­ra­to­re Car­lo IV co­me cap­pel­la im­pe­ria­le nel 1361. Vi fu­ro­no espo­ste per la pri­ma vol­ta le in­se­gne im­pe­ria­li del Sa­cro Ro­ma­no Im­pe­ro. Pas­sa­ta al cul­to pro­te­stan­te a se­gui­to del­la Ri­for­ma, ven­ne do­po qual­che se­co­lo ri­con­sa­cra­ta ed è tut­to­ra de­di­ta al cul­to cat­to­li­co. This is the mo­st im­por­tant chur­ch in Nu­rem­berg, whi­ch was com­mis­sio­ned by Char­les IV as an im­pe­rial cha­pel in 1361. It ex­hi­bi­ted for the fir­st ti­me the im­pe­rial in­si­gnia of the Ho­ly Ro­man Em­pi­re. It be­ca­me a Pro­te­stant chur­ch af­ter the Re­for­ma­tion, but was re­tur­ned to the Ca­tho­lic Chur­ch a few cen­tu­ries la­ter and re­mains a Ca­tho­lic pla­ce of wor­ship to­day. www. frauen­kir­che- nuern­berg. de

CHIE­SA DI SAN LO­REN­ZO / CHUR­CH OF ST. LAWRENCE Im­po­nen­te co­stru­zio­ne Gotica con due tor­ri cam­pa­na­rie dell’al­tez­za di 81 me­tri, è no­te­vo­le per il suo ar­ti­sti­co dop­pio por­ta­le con sta­tue e in­ci­sio­ni del­la vi­ta di Ge­sù. All’in­ter­no un ela­bo­ra­to co­ro, son­tuo­se ve­tra­te e so­prat­tut­to il ca­po­la­vo­ro scul­to­reo di Veit Stoss “Il sa­lu­to dell’an­ge­lo a Ma­ria”, in le­gno di ti­glio di­pin­to e do­ra­to. This im­po­sing Gothic con­struc­tion wi­th two bel­fries of 81 me­tres is kno­wn for its ar­ti­stic dou­ble door wi­th sta­tues and en­gra­vings of the li­fe of Je­sus. In­si­de the ela­bo­ra­te choir are sump­tuous stai­ned glass win­do­ws and a mar­vel­lous ma­ster­pie­ce of sculp­tu­re by Veit Stoss, “The An­ge­lic Sa­lu­ta­tion”, in pain­ted and gil­ded lin­den wood. www. lo­ren­z­kir­che. de

CHIE­SA DI SAN SEBALDO / CHUR­CH OF ST. SEBALDUS De­di­ca­ta al San­to pa­tro­no del­la cit­tà, cu­sto­di­sce la tom­ba del San­to, ca­po­la­vo­ro di Pe­ter Vi­scher il Vec­chio. È, in­sie­me al­la Chie­sa di San Lo­ren­zo e a quel­la di No­stra Si­gno­ra, uno dei più pre­sti­gio­si mo­nu­men­ti cit­ta­di­ni. Lo sti­le sug­ge­sti­vo, con­tie­ne ele­men­ti Ro­ma­ni­ci dell’ini­zio del­la co­stru­zio­ne e so­len­ni ele­men­ti Go­ti­ci in­se­ri­ti in cor­so d’ope­ra. De­di­ca­ted to the pa­tron saint of the ci­ty. It hou­ses the tomb of the saint, a ma­ster­pie­ce by Pe­ter Vi­scher the el­der. It is, to­ge­ther wi­th the Chur­ch of St. Lawrence and the Chur­ch of Our La­dy, one of the ci­ty’s mo­st pre­sti­gious buildings. The striking sty­le fea­tu­res Ro­ma­ne­sque ele­men­ts from the ear­ly con­struc­tion and so­lemn Gothic ele­men­ts added during la­ter work. www. se­bal­du­skir­che. de

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