Rothenburg ob der Tauber

On Sonntag (Sunday) we took a day trip down to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.  Rothenburg is an old city built in the middle ages surrounded by a stone wall.  The city seems to survive on tourism, however that does not take away from the feeling you get when looking through the ‘windows’ of the wall and imagine all the people who have looked through those windows as you are now doing, in the hundreds of years before you.

*click on the pictures if you want to see them bigger

window view through the wall

window view through the wall

window view

We had a late lunch in the Markt Platz

DSC05677Walked through the castle garden-as you can see from the pictures we were more impressed with the view from the castle garden, than the garden itself 🙂

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St Jakobs Kirsche is quite lovely and is said to have an altar that was carved by the ‘German Michelangelo’ of wood carving.  We didn’t get a picture of the altar, you had to pay to get in, but from the outside I think you can see it is quite something.

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Had to show this picture of the tiny streets between the homes, and also must tell that I drove the car in these streets, don’t think I’ve ever been so close to a wall in a car before!

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Other miscellaneous pictures:

red rooftops

red rooftops

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*informative links regarding Rothenburg ob der Tauber:

http://www.rothenburg.de/index.php?get=121

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/destinations/germany/rothbd.htm

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4 responses to “Rothenburg ob der Tauber

  1. Do you mind if I live vicariously through you as I read your posts!!! What an amazing adventure you are having – everything is charming and beautiful…

    • I’m loving it! When Amy started kindergarten I found that as her world got bigger, so did mine! You are just helping me make my world bigger! I love the architecture and scenery and quaint settings. It really looks wonderful there! I’m sure at times you may long for something familiar in the midst of the adventure. I’m praying for you to adjust well and find joy in each day! Love ya!

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