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Rothenburg

Dipping into the past.

sunny 22 °C

We continued along the 'Romantic Road' stopping in at little villages, all with varying displays of history and charm.

We aimed for Rothenburg and found that the rain had followed us, along the route we were met by large groups of police and security who re-directed us on fairly tricky detours which generally seemed to bring us back to the same road blocks. Eventually we discovered that there was a big music festival at the weekend and these blocks were to allow for the workers to assemble the stage and organise all the other infrastructure, but it did cause some headaches.

We eventually arrived in Detwang (just outside Rothenburg) and booked into a well appointed van park, then walked into Rothenburg, a very attractive medieval town which has really capitalised on its charm. Walking around I was reminded of how I felt as a child if I would have been able to walk through Toytown with Noddy but this time I was walking through fantasy streets from the middle ages, some illiciting images of Diagon Alley.

We spent most of the next day in Rothenburg exploring the city walls, visiting the cathedrals, John found St James with the Camino symbol which has been very prevalent here, we explored an eclectic museum established in a 1000 year old priory and climbed to the tower in the Town Hall to view over the city and surrounds.
Through a couple of windows we could see the stage for the music festival being completed.

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Posted by Seniorcitizens 18:18 Archived in Germany

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