I had only a morning in Nuremburg so I did some high-speed touring.
I went straight to the old town. It’s full of impossibly beautiful half-timbered houses, cobbled streets and old churches.
There was a market in the main square, selling soap, wurst, and a strangely large amount of kitchen equipment. I bought some gingerbread and Bamburger lace.
I caught the train to Weimar – I had to change twice and for the first time was on the regional train. The 2nd section was 30min late, meaning I missed my connection. Fortunately there was another one 20min after I arrived at my station in the middle of nowhere. I arrived in Weimar at 5pm. All the hostels were full. How can Weimar be full? I had no option but to go to the campsite. This was 14km out of town (not 7km like Lonely Planet says). There was one last bus going to a nearby village that I caught, and then I had to walk the last 4km. After 1km someone picked me up and took me the rest of the way, meaning I didn’t have to set up in the dark.
The Oettern campsite is very nice – I put my tent next to a hedge, but it still collected all the dew. It cost €4 for the site, €2.90 for me, €1 for the high season fee, and €1 for a shower, making it not much cheaper than a hostel.