BA plans Nuremburg flights


Reports suggest the pandemic has left city breaks out of favour. But could Nuremberg buck the trend. British Airways is to launch new direct flights there from London next month, dangling a carrot for travellers who have visited most of Europe's more obvious choices. From 27 March the airline will fly there four times a week from Heathrow (Terminal 3) on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. On 1 May it will up that to six times a week, reverting to four between 30 October and 25 March 2023. Return fares will start at £69. It has been relatively difficult to get to Nuremburg in the recent past, particularly for a short break. Overlooked by a group of medieval castles, it is Bavaria's second largest city after Munich and the 14th biggest in Germany. The birth and burial place of Albrecht Dürer – his works are among those in the city's German National Museum – it was there that Hitler staged the notorious mass rally recorded by Leni Riefenstahl in her 1935 propaganda film Triumph of the Will. And it was there that the post war Nazi war crime trials were staged. claims the country's largest Christmas market (Christkindlmarkt), where you could snack on Nürnberger Bratwurst, a shorter and thinner version of the sausage visitors to Germany will be most familiar with. This takes place in the Hauptmarkt (main market place), which is dominated by the brick Gothic Frauenkirche. The church was built in the 14th Century at the instigation of Emperor Charles IV and restored after being almost completely destroyed during the Second World War. Charles' son, Wenceslas, is buried there. Among its features is the 513 year old Männleinlaufen, the external clock that strikes at noon with model trumpeters, a drummer and a procession of elec tors around the Emperor's figure.