Brat and brew in Old Town Nuremberg

A walk through old town Nuremberg, Germany takes visitors back in time to the Middle Ages. An 11th century castle, toy museum, the home of Albrecht Dürer and over six acres of brewing tradition make for a memorial travel location. Russ Juskalian of the New York Times Travel section has the story.

Also of interest are the city's culinary pleasures including Nürnberger bratwurst, lebkuchen and schäufele, all found in places such as the "Historische Bratwurstküche zum Gulden Stern, a half-timbered restaurant that claims to be the oldest sausage kitchen in the world."

The article includes tips on where to stay and how to get there.