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Aug 28, 2019 - All around Rothenburg

We continue to enjoy German breakfasts, and M&M have both said how much they will miss German breads. Having a hearty breakfast allows us to skip lunch (OK, maybe a Konditeri break in mid afternoon), and then eat a big, good meal in the evening. After breakfast, we set about to enjoy the day set aside for shopping especially. I stayed with the ladies until about noon, and then left them to shopping joys while I want exploring. I walked to the gardens on the far west of Rothenburg where the original castle was. It had been destroyed by an...

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Apr 20, 2018 - Revisit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Today we decided on a re-visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber as we had enjoyed our visit in August 2013. This lovely historic town dating back to medieval times sits high on a hill above the Tauber river. It has a long and checkered history being partly destroyed by an earthquake in 1356, occupied and reoccupied 1648 times during the Thirty Year War (1618), and in 1945 the eastern part of the city was destroyed by a bombing attack by the allied forces, to name just a few. We drove the country route to the town crossing rolling countryside...

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Dec 8, 2017 - The 4 Seasons

We woke to a moving ship. The problems had been repaired overnight and we were underway. We got ready and had breakfast then attended a briefing in the lounge as to how the revised schedule for tours would work. We went to our room and read and did puzzles till it was time for an early lunch. After lunch we collected our things and went to the lobby as the ship docked at an unscheduled village where buses were wailing to take us to Rothenburg. The weather was really good from we rose, with sunshine most of the way through pretty...

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Sep 17, 2015 - Rothenburg, Germany

Thursday 17 Sept Hi all, Lisle is heavily into his book tonight so I have been relegated to the writing of today's experiences. The weather turned overnight, from yesterday's hot, summery day to quite a cold, rainy one, so changeable! It meant we didn't really mind sitting on the train and relaxing as we headed into the countryside from Munich (although it was a very early start, 6.20am train) to a beautiful German town called Rothenburg ob der Tauber which is said to be one of the most "German" German towns. It has an old walled town...

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Buts 2015 Euro Trip

Sep 28, 2014 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber Germany

Rothenburg is a beautiful little German town straight out of the Middle Ages.The old town of rothenburg has an intact city wall all around that you can walk on top of to get great views of the city and the Tauber valley. We had a lovely walk around and a great German lunch in a beer garden. We also spent a bit of time in the Kathe Wohlfahrt shop, it is a world famous shop of German designed Christmas gifts and decorations. Alice and Paul fly to Rome in the morning so we've said goodbye for now because they leave hotel at 3am! We fly out...

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Europe Porsche Tour

Aug 21, 2014 - A Town from Fairytales

Up bright and early this morning after only waking briefly at one point overnight. Thankfully, jetlag has all but disappeared. Beautiful morning out there with expected temperature of 26C. Had breakfast downstairs before loading up the car and making our way in Wiesbaden town centre. Called in at the Cuckoo Clock and took some photos there and yes, I managed to convince John to buy another cuckoo clock. This one though is battery operated and has a light sensor so that the birdie doesn’t come out in the dark to annoy the heck out of John....

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EasterEurope

Aug 22, 2013 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Today we visited the beautiful town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The small town sits high on a plateau above the River Tauber. Its name means"Red fortress above the Tauber". Since around 1000 AD this area saw over the years the development of a castle and significant fortifications on the plateau above the river which formed the foundation of the town. At one time Rothenburg was a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, reaching its apex of prosperity in the 15th century with a large population of 6,000 - much larger than Frankfurt...

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Dec 17, 2012 - Rothenburg

Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December This delightful medieval walled town was a favourite of ours in 1978. And as the bus (somehow) lowered its height to get through the low and narrow entrance gate, the magical feeling of this place returned. No snow yet, but we did see some on the way. Our hotel, Tilman Riemenschneider (named after a famous sculptor) is situated right in the centre of the walled city. Not sure why, but all the rooms have pink sheets (the guys are impressed!). And guess what? We quickly found the Christmas Markets (our third...

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Oct 13, 2012 - Feel real loose, like a long necked goose

13 Oct 2012 As usual, J awoke before the alarm – peeped outside and it was fine and potentially sunny. We breakfasted downstairs – not a huge range of options but adequate. The owner was on breakfast duty – and he quickly established we were Australian. He grew up in St Kilda, and returned to Germany 20 years ago. He’d been to Tas on a school trip but couldn’t remember much about it! We headed out about 9:30 – doing some shopping early, then beginning a leisurely walking tour of the town. The air was cool, but the weather fine and the sun...

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Oct 12, 2012 - Rain in Rain, and a drinkelsbuhl in Dinkelsbuhl

12 Oct 2012 Checkout day. J awoke at 7:45 – checked iphone and it was dead so no alarm – lucky! Breakfast at our favourite café bakerei. This time “Gretel” was fine – when we were leaving she said “see you tomorrow?” We said we were moving on and she said “have a nice trip”. Packed and walked around to the carpark – sorted Tom out but he was having none of it. We headed in the direction we thought best and a few minutes later Tom decided to wake up. Not a long way before we found the Romantischer Strasse and headed North. Very misty rain...

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Jul 6, 2011 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Our next stop along the Romantisch Strausse was Rothenburg ob der Tauber. We spent the night in a Stellplatz conveniently located outside the walled city (actually a parking lot, labeled P2, with restoom and fresh water/tank emptying facilities). We walked over for the evening, took in the town's ambiance, heard a organ recital in St. Jacob's Church, and had a delicious dinner at a restaurant located in a building dating back to the late 1500's. We then joined the Night Watchman's Tour, which was a walk through the streets of Rothenburg...

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May 26, 2011 - Rothenburg

We have been on the road a couple of days now, and all is going well. On Tuesday we had about five hours on the autobahn, and it went great. Hans gave us directions on which ones to take to get to Rothenburg, and we made it fine. The top speed for me was about 130 kph, which is roughly 78 mph (I think). That is plenty fast for me. I was careful to stay to the right except to pass, and managed to stay out of the way of the real speed demons. Every so often, a truck would decide it needed to pass another truck, and things would plug up a...

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