Since I moved to Nuremberg 6 years ago at least 5 World War II era bombs have been found while excavating different parts of the city.
Apparently the neighboring city of Fürth found another bomb while doing construction work on a new S-Bahn (tram) line. Roughly 3,000 people had to flee their homes, including 175 seniors who live in a nearby nursing home.
Despite being more than 60 years old the 500 kg bomb was still intact and functional. The British made bomb was eventually diffused later that afternoon.
I remember earlier this year when two WWII era 500 kg bombs caused everyone living in the vicinity of our kids (including my boss’ ex-wife and kid) kindergarten to evacuate the neighborhood, which is less than a kilometer from where we live.
Photo Credit: Abendzeitung-Nuernberg.de