Short pieces on Nuremberg from sources like Frommer’s and English publications
like the Guardian or Telegraph are decent enough starting points in an online endeavor to get to know the destination, though you will probably have to sift through much World Cup hoopla to get to the practical stuff.
Worse, however, is the paperback misery of trying to find a book not about the Nuremberg trials. Of these, the best reads would probably be
Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial
by Joseph E. Perisco,
The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial
1945-1946: A Documentary History
(part of The Bedford Series in History and Culture series) by Michael R. Marrus,
by G.M. Gilbert,
Nuremberg by Robert E. Conot, and Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945
by Richard Overy.
Another excellent eye witness account can be found in Nuremberg, by Airey Neave.
For art lovers, the
Neues Museum: State Museum for Art and Design in Nuremberg
(part of the Prestel Museum Guides series) provides 128 pages about the 60,000 item museum of product design. Authored by Lucius Grisebach, the work details in words and photographs the modern applied art attraction and its history, from War Crimes era foundation to the present day.
Lonely Planet Bavaria
by Andrea Schulte-Peevers provides adequate reading for the regional visitor; after this, however, the best books would be
recommended reads for touring Germany in its entirety