City of Nuremberg
With almost 530,000 people from over 165 nations, Nuremberg is the second largest city of the Free State of Bavaria and the (multi-)cultural and economical centre of Franconia, the northern part of Bavaria.
Based on the City’s heritage and its role in the Nazi era, the Lord Mayor, the city administration and a huge number of socially-engaged citizens of Nuremberg ensure that nowadays only signals of peace and respecting human rights emerge from the city.
The International Nuremberg Human Rights Award, the Way of the Human Rights in the heart of the city and a variety of events and workshops for human rights education are only a few examples of the numerous activities carried out by the city.
Furthermore, Nuremberg is the only city in Germany that operates a human rights office as part of the city administration.
For all the commitment and the activities the city was awarded with the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education (now Bilbao Prize) in 2000.