Nuremberg is located in the administrative district middle Franconia of the Free State Bavaria. With a good 500.000 inhabitants, it is the second largest city after Munich Bavaria and is one of the 15 largest cities in Germany. Together with the neighboring cities Fuerth, Gain and Schwabach Around 1,2 million people live in the metropolitan area Nuremberg, which is also the center of the 3,5 million inhabitants of the Nuremberg metropolitan region, both economically and culturally. Nuremberg is known for its old town with its historic mile and many architectural monuments such as the medieval castle, its Christkindlesmarkt, the Germanic National Museum and other museums as well as the Nuremberg Toy Fair. The service industry is economical in Nuremberg of great importance.