…..continuation from Part 1 – from Wurzburg taking the Deutsche Bahn to Nuremberg
ARRIVAL - Sights and Castle
Made It! Checked into Victoria Hotel, dropped our bags and headed out! Gotta make use of the remaining time we have before work starts!
On our way to Imperial Castle of Nuremberg but first, lunch time at Burgwachter which is situated just at the foot of the castle and you won’t miss it!
It was my 3rd time visiting the castle therefore I didn’t take any pictures but I did get to read up on some exhibits which I left out during my previous visits.
After spending some time in the castle, we headed for coffee, something that I cannot live without and Elaine knows that! We planned to visit Cafe Bar Wanderer which was just a hill walk down from the castle walls but we weren’t the only ones with great minds. The place was packed inside out! People were everywhere. I popped into the shop to have a look and it was jam-packed. I only managed to put one foot in and took a sneak peak.
So, we headed back to the town centre and I got my coffee fix at 4D Gelataria and the crowd was no different than Wandarer because it’s the weekend. We managed to get a seat by the window and VOILA, coffee is served.
For dinner we were torn between Albrecht-Dürer-Stube and Alte Küch’n / Im Keller but in the end we decided on the first one just because, because. First choice is the best.
We ended the night, walking 15 minutes back to our hotel. By the time we reached our hotel, we just couldn’t do anything except getting a warm bath and zzz.
SET UP DAY - Set-Up, Degustation, Dungeon and Chinese Mid-Autumn Dinner
The next day? Booth set-up in the morning then we’re up for some culinary action!
Elaine reserved 2 seats in Essigbrätlein for lunch. It is Nuremberg Germany’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant and it only opens twice a day for lunch and dinner.
Before entering, we had to ring a bell which you can spot in between big head (the one on the left) and small head (obviously me).
Then our butler came, removed our jackets for us (blush-blush). It was so quiet in the restaurant, you can only hear the tapping of footwear and its squeking.
He sat us down and briefed us on our 4-course menu which I didn’t take part because I was having a one-on-one conversation with my tummy telling her that we need to try and finish every last bit of food being served, right down to the sauce. It’s not called greedy, it’s called fulfilling our responsibilities as a customer to indirectly telling the chef the food is/was good. Muahaha! EXCUSES~
Overall, the experience was good. It was a fun thing to do once in awhile but I’d still prefer food for my soul but at EUR95/pax including bottled water, it was well worth it. I can say it may be one of the most affordable Michelin star restaurant in the world.
After our one of a kind lunch, we took a stroll while waiting for our 3pm slot to enter the Medieval Dungeons. So spooky as it was underground with 1 way in and 1 way out.
After getting all our hairs up, we went for hot coffee.
I got lost in Machhorndl while looking for the washroom because they told me to go upstairs and I went up, crossed to the other section which was actually the other side of the building but I didn’t know it was another building and when I came down, I was in another shop across the road. Hahaha.. I didn’t get lost in the dungeon but I got lost in a cafe + fashion store. Pee-time is adventure time.
We had some time before meeting Mr Khor and the boys for dinner at 7pm so we took the opportunity to pop into Germanisches Nationalmuseum as it’s free entry on Wednesdays after 6pm.
We ran like mad cows because I wanted to show Elaine the “world’s oldest globe” but to our horror, the globe was borrowed for an exhibition elsewhere. Pity poop!
After breezing through some exhibits, we ran all the way back to our hotel to meet up Mr Khor and the gang. From there, we headed together to Asian Chinese Restaurant where they serve quite decent Cantonese cuisine. Mr Khor decided to get together and arranged dinner because it was actually the exact day of the Mid-Autumn Festival. He even brought mooncakes to share.
SHOW DAYS - Work & Dinners
My favourite coffee place in Nuremberg, Casa del Caffe – Espresso Bar (a really small shop, like a pit stop with good coffee and good service as well)
That’s it for now. Our business and leisure trip which will be missed.
It’s always fun traveling with my sister because we both can really walk, before the sun rises and until the sun sets.