At 500,000 residents, Nuremberg is the second-largest city of Bavaria. Together with its neighbouring cities of Fürth, Erlangen and Schwabach, it forms the metropolitan region of Nuremberg with 1.2 million people.
Market research, printing, communication technology, energy and high-performance electronics as well as logistics and traffic are among the main economic factors of the city. The international toy trade fair is the highlight of Nuremberg's trade fair year.
The town´s famous sight and center is the imperial castle with its intact 5 km long wall, which circles the historical city and the main market (“Hauptmarkt”), where the world-famous “Christkindlesmarkt” is taking place.