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Nuremberg cityscape

Scene in front of the Spittlertor Tower, around 1885. Photo: Ferdinand Schmidt. Photo credit: Nuremberg Municipal Archives

Once again the focus is on Nuremberg's cityscape, now showing the restructuring that took place during its industrialization.

Photographs by Nuremberg city photographer Ferdinand Schmidt (1840-1909), who meticulously documented the restructuring of the city in the late nineteenth century, show the transition from late mediaeval to industrial city.

This development is illustrated in three sections: "Building in the Old Town", "Building Site Town Wall", and "Building in the Industrial Suburbs".