Sunday, August 22, 2010

Deutschland - Nürnberg

My original plans didn't include Germany, but I just couldn't resist. I really like the country and I wanted to meet some of my dear friends that I don't know when I'll be able to see again.

So, the trip started in Nürnberg, at Rock im Park. Great line-up: Rammstein (yeah!), Rise Against, Them Crooked Vultures, Kiss, Muse, Slayer, Motörhead, Alkaline Trio...

Rise Against

The festival area was quite close to the city, so we went downtown every day, also because another friend of mine was traveling with me and she didn't go to the fest. It's a very pretty city. I had been there in 2008 visiting a dear friend and it's nice to come back. Particularly, I prefer Nuremberg than Munich.

There is the Schöner Brunnen. There is a metal ring on the gate around the small tower and the story behind it is that an apprentice of blacksmith wanted to marry the daughter of his master. So, the father said "if you can make me a ring in which I can't see the binding, you can marry my daughter". So, he did it, he married the girl and the ring is on the gate for tourists and locals to find it, turn it three times and make a wish.

Nürnberg 02

And the Ehekarussel is about the good and bad things of marriage. It starts when the man and the woman meet each other and there is romance. Then comes the marriage and kids and fights. It says "fights in marriage for eternity".