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Bayreuther Strasse 53
Phone: (49) 9131 8760
Fax: (49) 9131 876550
The Womens' Bookshop (Frauenbuchladen) opened its doors on Mayday 20 years ago and is now a solid feature in its area. There are books about feminist theory, violence, books on all sorts of women's issues and biographies as well as books for children. The ladies that run the shop work on a voluntary basis and are very knowledgeable.The shop has an excellent section on female writers in exile during the second World War. You can also order books online - they do not even have to be about women, any title in print can be sent to your door!
This independent bookstore is something of a secret. You can tell that the staff are real bibliophiles and the small shop is bursting with books on a range of subjects. Literature lovers will instantly feel at home here and there is an in-house ordering service in case you can't find what you are looking for. Outside the shop stands a table with reduced books, which is always worth taking a peek at. Hempel also stocks hundreds of cards. Most of them are art cards but there are also some unusual and fun postcards to choose from.
If you believe that truth can be found in wine or if you just enjoy the odd glass then head in the direction of the Krelingstraße! In Vino Veritas has a large selection of wines, all of which are from Italy. If you're in a southern mood then why not buy some Italian Pesto, olive oil or some Grappa?The table wines on offer are divine and the staff will always be pleased to help you if you don't know which wine to choose.
The three Magazin shops are a favorite amongst Nuremberg's young and trendy, stocking a range of brand names (such as Diesel) as well as pieces by lesser-known designers. Fashionable young men who like to stand out from the crowd are regulars in the Trödelmarkt branch and the shoes stocked in the Bindergasse range from elegant to casual. Most of the clientele are in their late teens and early twenties.
The market place bustles with life throughout the year. During advent time, Germany's most famous Christmas Market, the Christkindlesmarkt is held here and as are many of the events that form part of the Altstadtfest in September.On a normal weekday, you will find market vendors selling local produce: fresh fruit and veg to flowers and fine cheeses. In May, it is the scene of an Asparagus market.It is relatively large for a medieval square. Wheras it was once surrounded by fine merchant and patrician houses, it was reduced to rubble in World War Two. Today, only the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche) and the Beautiful Well (Schöner Brunnen) hint at its former glory.Its history, which dates from the 14th Century, is grim to say the least. Once the Jewish ghetto, Hundreds died here. Their houses were walled up and set alight. In the Thirties, the Nazis burnt 'undesirable' books here, as a scorch mark on the square reminds us.
Welcome to Nuremberg's biggest bookshop. Four floors house books on a range of subjects - there are books on cookery, gardening, travel, art and an array of gift books and foreign language titles. Comic fans will delight in the range on offer and if you are looking for a video or a current magazine or newspaper edition be sure to pop in here too. Outside the entrance and on part of the ground floor there is a good selection of discounted titles. Be sure to keep your eyes open, there are usually some very good deals, especially if you like cookery or art books.
Laura Ashley has become a firm favourite with Nuremberg's ladies. The shop is small but filled to the brim with everything you would expect from a Laura Ashley store. You can get ladies' fashion, lots of the clothes have floral prints as well as wallpaper, fabric, linens and anything else you may need to create that English country house style. The sale is always a good time to pick up a bargain and the lampshades, crockery and glasses are always a good idea if you're looking for that special present.
This bookshop is conveniently located in one of Nuremberg's main shopping streets, the Karolinenstraße. There are lots of paperbacks to choose from and this is also a good place to come if you are looking for a guide book to take on holiday with you. If you are looking for something new to read but don't know where to start then the friendly staff are sure to be full of suggestions.You can also buy calendars, bookmarks and cards and despite the fact that there are lots of bookstores in the Old Town, the Jakob is still always full of bookworms. Wheelchair users can only access the ground floor.
This multi-colored store in the Ludwigstraße is a real treasure chest. Anyone who is fed up of plastic, battery-operated and seemingly useless toys will love Pfiffikus. The shop stocks reasonably-priced wooden toys which are educational and fun and you can also find rocking-horses, kites, lovely dolls (and dolls houses!). The first floor houses games, juggling accessories, and the odd curiosity. There is also a very good in-house children's book section.
This store specializes itself in British products. It's tucked away in a small alley not far from the Gondrom bookstore. You can buy everything and anything from Dr. Martens boots and shoes to Clarks and Catepillar boots, as well as British clothes, food and beverages. If you're in Germany, pining for Walkers crisps, Guinness beer, Heinz tomato ketchup and baked beans or Cadbury's chocolate, then head to British Empire. For further details, please check the website.
This multi-complex center is the best shopping mall next to the Franken Center in Langwasser. It's only been part of the pedestrian shopping area for a while but in that time, it has become an integral part of what the city has to offer as far as shopping is concerned. Everything you'd expect from a good shopping mall is here: a pharmacy, a bakery, clothes shops such as Betty Barclay, Lui, Arno Richter, Esprit and so on. For details on products, please check the website.
This little shop is a favorite with the locals. You can get tea of all varieties here, from Earl Grey to Green Tea, there are hundreds to choose from. You can also enjoy a cuppa in the store. The staff is friendly and always willing to suggest a new flavor for the adventurous customer. Be sure to look at the range of cups and teapots too. If you are looking for a gift then why not select a tea and have it put in one of the pretty tins that are on sale? In the winter months, you will find the store packed with people doing just that.