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Rothenburg upon Tauber

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  • Day31

    Magical day in Germany

    January 14, 2017 in Germany

    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

    Rothenburg - Old Town

    October 20, 2017 in Germany

    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 (kaethe-wohlfahrt.com). 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

    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

    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

  • Day5

    Von Bieberehren nach Rothenburg:

    Wander- und Radfahrwege, an der Tauber und am Straßenrand entlang, über Wiesen und zur Abkürzung querfeldein durch Wälder und Getreidefelder - heute war wirklich alles dabei! Es läuft gut an diesem Vormittag - sommerliche, der Jahreszeit entsprechende Temperaturen, haben das kühle Wetter der letzten beiden Tage abgelöst. Die Erkenntniss des Tages schon einmal vorab: Es ist durchaus möglich, in Deutschland stundenlang alleine zu wandern - vor allem fernab der Radfahrwege! Start zur letzten und längsten Etappe dieser Tour ist gegen 10.30 Uhr, nachdem mich "Limousinen-Service Stoof" wieder zum gestrigen Abholpunkt in Bieberehren fährt. Eine Stunde später ist die hübsche Stadt Creglingen erreicht - kurze Pause mit Leberkäs-Wecken ( für 1,40 € - ich spare eben wo's geht :-). Danach findet sich am Ortsrand zufällig wieder die Kennzeichnung für den Main-Donau-Wanderweg, auf dem ich einige Kilometer, bis zu einer dubiosen Kreuzung im Wald, völlig alleine unterwegs bin. Durch die unklare Wegkennzeichnung an eben dieser Stelle biege ich falsch ab - dank Google Maps aber kein Problem, nur ein kleiner Umweg! Nach einer kurzen "Rast mit Radler" motiviert wenig später ein Straßenschild zum Schlußspurt - nur noch sieben Kilometer bis zum Ziel! Knapp zwei Stunden später, gegen 17.00 Uhr, ist nach einem 24 Kilometer langen Tagesmarsch, die weltbekannte, mittelalterliche Altstadt von Rothenburg ob der Tauber ( über zwei Millionen Besucher jährlich ) erreicht. Vor fünf Tagen in Wertheim gestartet, bin ich nach 99 gelaufenen Kilometern am Ziel - geschafft! Wo ist nur die Zeit hin? Das Wetter hat gehalten, meine Knie auch und nach den Zwischenübernachtungen bei Susi in Lauda, konnte jeden Morgen wieder zeitnah der Endpunkt des vorherigen Tages erreicht werden - alles prima! Mal schauen, welche Wandertour mir als nächstes in den Sinn kommt - eine mehrtägige Alpenüberquerung wäre toll! Vielleicht ja nächstes Jahr - Inshallah!Read more

  • Day55

    Red rooves of Rothenburg

    October 20, 2017 in Germany

    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.

  • Day12

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber

    June 22 in Germany

    liegt in Bayern, in Oberfranken und hat eine sehr gut erhaltene Altstadt aus dem 16 bis 17 Jahrhundert. Mega schöne bunte Häuser umsäumt von der Stadtmauer mit Blick aufs Taubertal.
    Mein Hotel war ein Haus von 1600 überall knarrte und knatschte es.
    Nach abendlicher Fototour hatte ich noch einen ganzen Tag in der Stadt und ich bin von Cafe, zur Kirche, ins Cafe. überall Teddybären Geschäfte, bestickte Deckchen und Kuckusuhren. Japaner natürlich auch überall am Start.
    Am abend habe ich im Restaurant unten in meinem Hotel gegessen und habe Bettina aus Braunschweig kennen gelernt, die im Oktober eine 4 monatige Weltreise machen will...was für ein Zufall. wir hatten einen tollen Abend und haben uns bei 1-2 Gläsern Wein ausgetauscht.
    Dann ging es weiter zu meinem Brudi nach Kassel und nun bin ich wieder zu Hause :( erstmal wasser in der küche entdeckt, jetzt kommen morgen die Handwerker und bauen die Heizung auseinander...Alltag juchee.
    Ich hoffe, ich kann die letzte Woche in Freiheit noch etwas geniessen, stelle mich aber gerade seelisch schon auf meinen ersten Arbeitstag am nächsten Montag ein. Das wird hart! Das Leben in der Welt ist einfach wunderschön ❤ ich würde es sofort und sobald es geht wieder tun!
    Im Gepäck aber 1000 und 1 Erinnerung an diese tollen 6 Monate, und um noch mehr Erfahrung reicher.
    Vielleicht mache ich ja doch noch irgendwann eine kleine Pension irgendwo auf 🌞
    Auf bald und Danke fürs Lesen und Eure süssen Kommentare!❤
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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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