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Now a museum dedicated to Dürer's life and work - he was especially famous for his printed maps - the building displays copies of some of his creations.
Also of note is the nearby Tiergärtner Tor, a perfectly preserved little medieval square.
The ancient city of Nuremberg (Nürnberg) is an important center for arts and culture, as evidenced by the popular National Germanic Museum with its impressive collections of coins, paintings, archives, and decorative arts.
Another famous old home is the late 16th-century Fembohaus, the town's best preserved old merchant's house now occupied by the Heimatmuseum with its domestic interiors and displays relating to the town's history.
The Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds is one of Germany's most important museum's dedicated to the bleakest period in the country's history.
Other church highlights include a Crucifixion group by Veit Stoss dating from 1507, and a huge organ with 6,000 pipes.
Another protestant church of note is the 14th-century St.
Higher up is the Kaiserburg, built in the 11th century (although much altered in later centuries), along with the Sinwell Tower with its wonderful panoramic views.