tram station “steinbühl” - nürnberg 2006 by triggermehappy. on Flickr.
I live in The Steinbühl district of Nuremberg’s Suedstadt. It’s less expensive, most of the buildings are older, and grey from being covered in abgas (car exhaust), and it is largely overcrowded with immigrants who are struggling to integrate into German society.
With over 12,000 residents per square kilometer, compared to roughly 2,000 per square kilometer, and most people in the area speaking the local language as 2nd, 3rd, even 7th language it’s easy for people become exasperated with one another, and where they live.
Much of the Steinbuhler district was destroyed in the second world war, and it seems every time construction is done in the area, a new unexploded bomb is found. Just this year the area had to be evacuated because they foun 2 500 kilo bombs America had dropped in an air raid.
That said, the Suedstadt has its hidden jewels, little easter eggs hidden through out the region that few tourists ever see when they visit the city.
The Steinbühler Tunnel is one of those places. For the most part I walk through this tunnel / tram station / evelvated train station every time I go into, or out of the city.
When I go for a run around the city walls, and head back home, and get here I know I’m only a couple minutes away from being done.