I am going to Germany for 2 weeks over Christmas to visit my son. While doing a search for things to do, I discovered that two pencil companies call Nuremburg home! There is a pencil factory and everything!!! Unfortunately with it being Christmas weekend, i imagine that it will be closed. I do plan on hitting the Staedtler store, as it is just down the road from my hotel. It's funny how super excited I am about pencils!