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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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  • Day1

    Rothenburg o. d. Tauber

    September 30 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Wir erreichen bei überraschend gutem Wetter unsere Unterkunft in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Über den Weinstieg laufen wir in die wunderschöne Altstadt. Ein Stop im Weihnachtsdorf von Käthe Wohlfahrt darf natürlich nicht fehlen. Unglaublich wie viele verschiedene Weihnachtsartikel es hier gibt (von Weihnachtskugeln als Burger bis zu schönen Engeln ist alles dabei) und wie viele Nationen hier stöbern. Nach einem Spaziergang über die historische Stadtmauer lassen wir es bei einem zünftigen Abendessen beim Reichsküchenmeister gut gehen.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 (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 ⋅ ⛅ 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

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