Nuremberg, shown within the Holy Roman Empire as at 1648. Territory of the Imperial City, with modern district borders in yellow. City lands in darker pink, condominiums in paler pink. Status. Free Imperial City. Capital. Nuremberg. Government. Oligarchic republic.
The Holy Roman Empire, [e] also known as the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation after 1512, was a polity in Central and Western Europe, usually headed by the Holy Roman Emperor.  It developed in the Early Middle Ages and continued over 800 years until its dissolution in 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars. 
Nazi era. Nuremberg rally, 1935. Nuremberg held great significance during the Nazi Germany era. Because of the city's relevance to the Holy Roman Empire and its position in the centre of Germany, the Nazi Party chose the city to be the site of huge Nazi Party conventions: the Nuremberg rallies.
Historical overview The Imperial Castle is the symbol of Nuremberg. Since the Middle Ages its silhouette has represented the power and importance of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and the outstanding role of the imperial city of Nuremberg. Beginnings Imperial Chapel
The Imperial Regalia, also called Imperial Insignia (in German Reichskleinodien, Reichsinsignien or Reichsschatz ), are regalia of the Holy Roman Emperor. The most important parts are the Crown, the Imperial orb, the Imperial sceptre, the Holy Lance and the Imperial Sword.
Imperial Castle of Nuremberg During the Middle Ages, the Imperial Castle in Nuremberg was one of the most important imperial palaces in the Holy Roman Empire. For centuries it stood at the heart of European history and was a secure base and prestigious residence for the Empire’s head of state.
Illustration. The Imperial Castle is Nuremberg's landmark, a symbol for the power and importance of the Holy Roman Empire. Nuremberg (Nürnberg), first documented as a royal estate in 1050, was an important base for the domestic power politics during the time of the Salian and Staufer (Hohenstaufen) kings and emperors.
At the time, the free imperial cities were considered wealthy and the monetary contribution of Nuremberg, Ulm and Cologne for instance were as high as that of the Electors (Mainz, Trier, Cologne, Palatinate, Saxony, Brandenburg) and the Dukes of Württemberg and of Lorraine. 
Nuremberg, Germany A castle from the Holy Roman Empire that hosts traveling youth... in its stables. Been Here? 904 Want to Visit? 579 http://www.flickr.com/photos/charley1965/3......