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Nürnberg (Nuremberg)
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At the beginning of the 11th century, the Kaiserburg of Nürnberg (first mentioned in 1050) was built as the core of a burggravate. The surrounding settlement was granted market privileges in 1062 and was granted city status in 1200. In the Middle Ages, it belonged ecclesiastically to the dioceses of Bamberg and Eichstätt. Supported by crafts and above all long-distance trade, the city rapidly prospered. Beginning early in the 13th century, Nürnberg was the site of many imperial di…

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Gößner, Andreas, “Nürnberg (Nuremberg)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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