- It is almost 1.000 years old.
- Around 1515 Albrecht Dürer published the "Stabiussche Weltkarte", the first perspective drawing of the terrestrial globe.
- Together with Prague and Cologne it was one of the biggest cities of the Holy Roman Empire.
- The main part of Nicolaus Copernicus’ work was published in Nuremberg in 1543.
- In 1632 Wallenstein had a military camp put up in the west of the town for more than 50.000 soldiers. However, it was never conquered.
- On Sept. 15, 1935 at the 7th rally the Nuermberg Laws were introduced.
- Today it has a “street of human rights”, an art installation created by Israeli artist Dani Karavan in 1993. It consists of pillars and an old oak, each of which has engraved an article of the universal declaration of human rights in thirty different languages.
- Since 1995 it is the venue for the annual International conference for human rights.
- Our library is the oldest German library with municipal funding.
- 18% of its inhabitants are citizens of foreign countries.
- It has fourteen international partner cities.
- In an international study by Mercer Human Resource Consulting about the quality of life in 215 cities worldwide it is on rank 23.
- In a recent referendum in Bavaria 63.4% of its citizens voted for the strictest anti smoking law in Germany.
Street of human rights and its languages
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