Rothenburg upon Tauber

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  • Day12

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber ohne Touries

    November 1 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Damit wir nicht die gesamte Strecke von Thüringen nach Freiburg an einem Tag zurücklegen müssen, legen wir noch einen Halt in Rothenburg ob der Tauber ein. Da hier aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie die Scharen von Touristen fehlen, ist es eine super Gelegenheit, diesen Touri-Hotspot mal ohne Menschenmassen zu besichtigen.Read more

  • Day55

    Rothenburg - Old Town

    October 20, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    The town was picture perfect! Impossible not to take gazillions of photos of beautiful houses.

    The beautiful signs hanging from the shops were a drawcard for me too!

    But the highlight (Craig, my little humbug, will groan at this) was a walk through the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Store ( It was gigantic!!! There was every sort of Christmas 'thing' you could ever think to buy, and then some. In fact, we came across things we had never seen again, including schwibbogen (a sort of balsawood vertical Christmas scene), and Christmas Pyramids, which are a German folk tradition. They are wooden tiered items with wooden figurines which have a space for candle around the outside. The warmth created by the candle then cause a rotor fan at the top to spin around, which in turn spins the main carousels housing the figurines.

    And of course, there needs to be a movie reference! This village was used for filming scenes from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts I and II!
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  • Day32

    Afternoon in Rothenburg

    April 26, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    An optional afternoon trip today was to the historic town of Rothenburg. It is completely surrounded by the old walls and turrets built back in 12th Century. You can walk along the ramparts and admire the views of the town from there. We also saw plaques on the walls of the ramparts where families and businesses "bought" sections to help raise money to restore and keep the wall intact.

    It felt like you were transported back in time as there was no signs of modern life other than the odd cable TV antennae (and many had painted these to blend in). From the view on the ramparts into people's gardens with clothes hanging out etc it was obvious it was a normal residential area despite looking like a fairytale. Parts of the new movie version of Beauty and the Beast were filmed here.

    Another couple of things it is known for is the large Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas shop and museum. It also houses the headquarters for Birkenstock sandals. I'm so glad I went as it was such a charming place to visit.
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  • Day55

    Rothenburg - Medieval City Walls

    October 20, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    We paid a visit to Rothenburg today and it was fabulous! It is only a 30-minute drive from where we are staying, so we were able to have a shortish sightseeing day on our last day in Bavaria.

    We started off with a walk around the city walls, which were well preserved and intact. By the end of the day, we had pretty much walked all of the walkable ramparts of Rothenburg. We started near the Executioner's House (built into the wall) and then came across a tower where you could walk up 4 levels (of very steep steps) for views across the city.Read more

  • Day7

    Day 5: - 2 degrees - mostly snowfall

    January 3, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ -1 °C

    Von Archshofen nach Rothenburg ob d. Tauber:

    Der Start zur letzten Etappe erfolgt bei Sonnenschein und strahlend blauem Himmel. Wenig später beginnt es aber zu schneien - also am letzten Tag dann doch noch eine richtige Winterwanderung!

    Rund 3,5 Stunden später ( nach insgesamt 12 Kilometer ) ist das Ziel erreicht - ich stehe auf dem Marktplatz von "Rothenburg ob der Tauber"! Mein Sprunggelenk hat durchgehalten - oder eher ich :-)? Wie auch immer, es ist geschafft! Der Bus 980 in Richtung "Creglingen" fährt um 16.00 Uhr vom Bahnhof der viel besuchten, mittelalterlicher Kleinstadt ab und.....hält tatsächlich auch in "Archshofen", wo ich mein Fahrzeug heute Vormittag geparkt habe - Glück gehabt!

    Fazit des letzten Tages:

    Manchmal muss man einfach die Zähne "zusammen beißen", sonst wirft eine kleine Verletzung alle Pläne über den Haufen! Wie auch immer....., das Ziel ist erreicht und die neue Winterkleidung hat die in sie gesetzten Erwartungen erfüllt!

    Aufgrund der Bänderverletzung habe ich mich diesmal ganz bewusst für die etwas kürzere Radwanderstrecke ( gesamt ca. 85 Kilometer ) entschieden, die bei entsprechenden Voraussetzungen und etwas Ehrgeiz problemlos in drei Tagen zu bewältigen sein müsste - vielleicht im nächsten Sommer? Jetzt aber wird erst einmal meine Bänderverletzung auskuriert!
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  • Day31

    Magical day in Germany

    January 14, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    After two nights of sleeping all in one room it is good to have our own space again. We didn't start to surface until 8am. It looked cold and miserable outside. Dave and I walked across the park to the bakery. On the way home it started to snow, we got very excited as it was heavier than we had seen before. After our German breakfast we planned to head out of town to Bamberg. We bought a travel pass, but we had to buy a seperate one for Kellie as she was over 18. It cost the same amount as the pass for the 3 of us. As we can use it again on Sunday we decided to go to Rothenburg. The Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas shops are there and are not open on Sundays. The train out there wasn't for another hour and a half. Kellie & Dave worked out another way to get there. It was an enjoyable trip with 3 changes of trains, a lot easier without luggage. Brodie was excited as there was snow everywhere and it was getting thicker as we went on. We walked into the old walled town and by this time it was 1pm, time for lunch. It always takes a while for us to find somewhere to eat that ticks all our boxes. It started to snow again and it was just beautiful. We had a lovely lunch, pork schnitzel, which is like eating chicken. While we were eating lunch the snow got heavier. I can't put it into words how it felt sitting there eating lunch while it was snowing outside. 'Magical'. After lunch we had a look in the shops and we went into one of the six Käthe Wohlfahrt shops and wow it is beautiful. It would be like how I remember the Magic Cave as a kid. We bought a few more fragile things to get home as if we don't already have enough!. We hadn't eaten for an hour or so, we had a coffee and triedna traditional pastry ??? Translates into snowball. Bits of pastry formed into a ball and deep fried then sprinkled in icing sugar. There are different variations of it, but we stuck to the traditional one. The kids and Dave had a game of snow cricket in the town square, I was still in the shops. We started heading back to the train station and before we left the old town we decided to climb and walk the old town wall. We decided to keep walking and miss the next train. We eventually got back to the train station and had missed one by 10 minutes. The next one was at 6.10pm, a 50 minute wait. It was a cold wait. Our 3rd train we had to catch was delayed by an hour so we had to hop on another. It was a long trip home, picked up some pizzas from the supermarket at the railway station. Back at our apartment by 9pm. A long day but a good day.

    Photo 1 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    Photo 2 - In the town square while it's snowing. Camera captures a big snowflake.
    Photo 3 - Snow shower at lunch
    Photo 4 - Afternoon coffee
    Photo 5 - A backyard, kids play area
    Photo 6 - View from the wall
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  • Day55

    Red rooves of Rothenburg

    October 20, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    The red roofs of the village are the defining feature and are how the village got its name. The certainly were quaint and very steep.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Rothenburg upon Tauber, روتنبورغ أب دير تاوبر, Ротенбург об дер Таубер, Rothenburg, رتنبورگ آب در تاوبر, רוטנבורג על הטאובר, Տաուբերեի Ռոտենբուրգ, ローテンブルク・オプ・デア・タウバー, Ротенбург-на-Таубере, 로텐부르크 오프 데어 타우버, Rotenburga pie Tauberes, Ротенбург-Таубер-лангсо, Rothenburg nad Tauber, Ротенбург-об-дер-Таубер, Ротенбург поврх Таубера, Ротенбург-на-Таубері, ראטנבורג, 罗滕堡

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