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Happurg is a municipality in the district of Nürnberger Land in Bavaria in Germany. During World War II, a subcamp of Flossenbürg concentration camp was located here.  As we were in Nürnberg, my friend's home city, we took the S-bahn to this quiet spot on a Sunday. The S-bahn station in Happurg is a bit far from the city. All the way through to residential houses and the lake/reservoir was silent, with no one else seen.  Until we reached the path leading to the Happurger See (Lake), we saw signs of life. Folks were going to the lake to enjoy a relaxed Sunday. Initially, there were shades but then we were exposed to the strong sun. A 4-kilometer beautiful circular hiking trail leads around the Happurger reservoir. On the hike you can take a close look at the lake from all sides. Benches along the way invite you to linger and watch people playing their water spots. They looked more leisure than we, the tourists.  In summer you can find a nice spot to rest on the way and refres

Lauf an der Pegnitz

We had a nice half day in Happurg and walked around the main lake. At time, many people spent time under the sun, on water spots and romantic time there. As the key dining place at the mid of the lake was full, we headed to a charming little town, Lauf an der Pegnitz , for changing scene and a fabulous little treat to continue the other half day. Lauf an der Pegnitz (Northern Bavarian: Lauf an da Pegnitz ) is a town to the East of Nuremberg, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Nürnberger Land, in Bavaria . The quiet beautiful town is in the valley of the River Pegnitz , which forms part of the town's name to differentiate from another Lauf . The town centre is not far away from the railway station. Where we got into the centre stands the magnificent Imperial Castle ( Wenceslas Castle ).  It is the former residence castle of Emperor Charles IV , the King of Bohemia. The reason Lauf was chosen by the emperor is due to its strategic location and between Nürnberg and Pragu