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All About Nuremberg

Snooker’s all-time greats including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump, John Higgins, Mark Selby, Mark Williams, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy, Mark Allen, World Champion Luca Brecel, defending champion Kyren Wilson – and many more – are heading to Nuremberg next week for the BetVictor European Masters.

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The world ranking event will run from August 22 to 27 and for the first time it will be staged at the KIA Metropol Arena in Nuremberg. If you’re heading to the city, here’s some key information about one of Germany’s most historic locations.

Getting to Nuremberg
If you’re coming from the UK, there are regular direct flights to Nuremberg airport. If you’re travelling within Germany by train, Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof is well connected on the IC and ICE networks.

The Venue
Hosting a WST event for the first time, this arena, which can host up to 4,000 fans, regularly stages music concerts as well as events in other sports such as basketball, handball, indoor hockey and volleyball.

What else is there to do in the city?
With 540,000 inhabitants, Nuremberg is the second largest city in the state of Bavaria. If you are visiting Nuremberg for the BetVictor European Masters, then check out these famous local landmarks:

The Imperial Castle
Built around 1140 during the reign of Emperor Konrad III, this mighty fortress was one of the most important centres of of the Holy Roman Empire and it still dominates the Nuremberg skyline. It’s open every day and costs just 7 Euros to have a look around.

The Germanic National Museum
This is a fascinating centre of cultural history, the largest museum of its kind in Germany, housing a huge collection of artefacts from prehistoric times to the current day. Among its most famous exhibits is the Behaim Globe, which was made in 1492, making it the world’s oldest global map. The map does not include America, as later in the same year Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic, leading to the discovery of the American continent.

Albrecht Dürer’s House
Dürer is arguably Germany’s greatest ever artist and was a contemporary of Italian Renaissance giants such as Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. He lived in this remarkable-looking house in Nuremberg from 1509 until his death in 1528. Tours of the house are led by an actress playing Dürer’s wife Agnes.

Local food
No trip to Nuremberg is complete without a taste of the local sausages, which have been renowned since the 14th century. A favourite snack is Drei im Weggla (‘three in a roll’) which is three sliced bratwurst in a roll with mustard. Other local delicacies include pretzels and roasted almonds.

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