A great early view over the medieval rooftops of pre-war Nuremberg looking north towards the castle on the horizon. The city was one of the architectural and cultural wonders of Europe, almost entirely unchanged since the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The 15th century twin towers of St Sebaldus Church are on the right. Around 90% of the city centre was destroyed during a major air-raid in January 1945. Although the city’s churches and the castle were reconstructed after the war the vast majority of Nuremberg’s medieval houses disappeared forever.