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Nürnberg has regained its energy, prosperity, and much of its stately pre-war appearance. In the Altstadt, Gothic churches and medieval homes rise above busy squares along the banks of the Pegnitz. The Hauptmarkt hosts Germany’s most famous Christmas market (said to have originated with Martin Luther). Among these surroundings is a reminder of the city’s day of judgment for its World War II past: the Justice Palace, where a War Crimes Tribunal tried 21 leading Nazi war criminals in 1946 for crimes against world peace, the rules of warfare, and humanity.