Weißgerbergasse is one of the most beautiful streets in Nuremberg, along which there are historical buildings, including half-timbered houses.
This street may also be known as Weissgerber Street, Dyers Alley, or Tanners Lane.
Weissgerbergasse Street is located in the northwestern part of the historic old town of Nuremberg, on the Sebald side - the north side of the Pegnitz River.
The length of the street is less than 200 meters. It stretches from Weinmarkt Street to Maxplatz Square.
The name of the street comes from white tanners (Weißgerbern) who lived and worked in houses on the street in the Middle Ages.
More than twenty medieval artisan houses survived during the Second World War. Subsequently, they were carefully restored.
Thus, today Weissgerbergasse Street reflects a part of historical Nuremberg. And the buildings along the street are the largest architectural ensemble of medieval, and mainly half-timbered houses in Nuremberg.
Along the narrow cobblestone street, mostly 3 and 4-four-storey bright houses with ekreks, parapets, mansard pitched roofs and wrought-iron signs are located close to each other.
Today, apartments, shops, cafes and restaurants with outdoor tables are located in the buildings.
A walk along the Weissgerbergasse street, personally touch the history and breathe in the true "spirit" of old Bavaria is certainly worth every guest of Nuremberg.
The beginning of Weissgerbergasse Street (Weinmarkt)
On the corner of the house at number 26 there is a figure of Saint Egidius (heilige Aegidius) with a fallow deer.
Aegidius was a Greek merchant, and then became a hermit and lived in seclusion and fed on the milk of a fallow deer. He founded and was abbot at the Abbey of Saint-Gilles-du-Gard in southern France.
Aegidius was one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages in Europe.
Weissgerbergasse Street is included in the tourist route "Historical Mile of Nuremberg" (Historische Meile Nürnberg).
Some of the former townhouses along the street originally had small courtyards in which a garden was sometimes laid out and which often became the center of everyday life.
Today these are houses numbered 19, 21, 23 and 35. The houses are closed to the public.
However, from time to time the courtyards are opened to visitors. For example, on the Open Monuments Day (Tag des offenen Denkmals), which takes place annually on the second Sunday of September.
The 3-star Boutique Hotel Elch Boutique features a restaurant, mini market, parking and free Wi-Fi.
The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. The attic suite has a free-standing bathtub.
Breakfast is served every morning at the hotel. Link to the hotel
The family-run Elch Hotel is located in a historic building built in 1342.
The hotel has free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, parking and room service.
The hotel rooms are decorated with elements of both modern and historical styles. Each room has a flat-screen TV and a minibar.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning. Link to the hotel
Burghotel Nürnberg features an indoor pool, sauna, solarium, parking and Wi-Fi.
The rooms are equipped with a minibar. Link to the hotel
All accommodation facilities in Nuremberg, including in the city center and near Weissgerbergasse Street, can be viewed and booked here