City Events During Spielwarenmesse
When the fair closed its doors at 6 p.m. in the evening, the Nuremberg city centre had a rich variety of activities in store for you. You could start an unforgettable evening by taking the convenient underground direct from the fair.
Programme St. Lorenz Church
Thursday, 31 January to Sunday, 3 February 2013
For visitors and exhibitors of Spielwarenmesse as well as Nuremberg fans St. Lorenz offered a extensive programme. You could discover St. Lorenz by a motet with the Windsbacher Boys’ Choir, guided tours in English and German or the liturgical service.
Saturday, 2 February 2013, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A spectacular premiere took place on Saturday, 2 February 2013. The first Nuremberg TOON WALK invited everyone to join in and enjoy the fun when a whole convoy of larger-thanlife comic figures like The Pink Panther, Benjamin the Elephant,Maya the Bee or the Chipmunks took part in a crazy comic parade with a colourful procession through the city centre.
11.00 a.m. Opening with the Samba Group Vincivi e.V.
11.45 a.m. Magic Ronald McDonald
12.00 p.m. Welcoming of the cartoon characters and mascots
1.00 p.m. World Premiere: “TOON Dance” – maximum fun dance with Dance Maxx
1.15 p.m. Magic Ronald McDonald
1.30 p.m. Start for TOON WALK – the crazy cartoon parade
(Route: Pfannenschmiedsgasse - Breitengasse - Karolinenstraße -
from 1.30 p.m. On the stage: Live information from the track with Vanessa Buhler
2.50 p.m. Guard dance of NFG Junior Guard
3.00 p.m. Look alike contest - Be A Hero
The costume contest for young and old
3.50 p.m. Performance of the cheerleaders of the Nuremberg Rams
4.00 p.m. Leaving of the parade participants
5.00 p.m. TOON WALK final party with John Davis - The real voice of Milli Vanilli
26th Nuremberg Games Festival
1 to 5 February 2013
The Nuremberg Games Festival took place in the city centre parallel to Spielwarenmesse. 800 card and board games in the games centre aroused interest in playing, workshops presented the new games at the fair, and game tournaments like the “Settlers of Catan” championship invited visitors to join in. On Sunday at 6 p.m., the ecumenical church service established that “Nobody’s perfect”. The Nuremberg Games Festival was promoted by the following youth and game organizations: Bund der Deutschen Katholischen Jugend Nbg.-Stadt, ALI BABA Spieleclub e.V., Katholische Jugendstellen Nbg., KJR Nürnberg-Stadt, Evangelische Jugend Nbg., JugendKinderKulturhaus Quibble, Jugendamt der Stadt Nürnberg, and the German Games Archive Nürnberg.
Guided Tour of the Toy Museum
Sunday, 3 February 2013, 6.30 p.m.
Director Dr. Helmut Schwarz brought the toy treasures in the world-famous Toy Museum to life personally during a guided tour. He presented four floors of toys dating from the ancient world to the present day. The special exhibition on “Marvels of Technology – 100 Years of Schuco Toys” showed the development of the Franconian company Schuco from the fine moving plush and felt toys of the early days to the miracles of technical toys. One example of many in the Toy Museum that gave toy professionals a compact overview of the history of the toy industry.