I have always felt at home in Nuremberg. Over time there have been changes of course – the ever-growing show ground, new developments in the toy business and new building developments in Nuremberg. I have stayed in hotels, hostels, Airbnb rooms (from the very best and most expensive in the city through to the very cheapest and very worst!), and also of course occasionally in other cities nearby due to the high demand on accommodation during the toy fair.
My first dining experience as a vegetarian in a traditional Bavarian restaurant was quite confusing for both myself and the waiter 20 years ago. I tried to make him understand I didn’t want any of Nuremberg sausages, pork knuckle or any of the other traditional dishes! Today of course you can pick from a huge variety of restaurants in Nuremberg serving dishes of all kinds and tastes with even the most traditional of Bavarian restaurants having some kind of vegetarian option alongside the local specialties normally.
Memorably, I have also been to many after show parties at many different venues during toy fair season, at which I have agreed €-multi-million deals in principle, found new customers, new friends and of course sampled far more than my fair share of the local beer selection! The most memorable party venue I visited in Nuremberg must be a party I attended for a leading Games company held at the stunningly beautiful Faber-Castell castle – you can visit the castle as a tourist, it is well worth a visit.