December 27, 2012

Travel: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

With only a month left before leaving, Jeff and I have been making the most out of every single day that we still have here in Germany.

Earlier today we took a trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a medieval town in the district of Ansbach. We left Schweinfurt around 2 in the afternoon. The drive was supposedly about an hour and 45 minutes only but there was a heavy traffic on the Autobahn just outside Schweinfurt.


We were moving on a walking pace (this is not even an exaggeration) for about 2 miles before the flow of traffic became normal.


It was (a few minutes) past 4 o'clock when we finally got to the town. The weather was something we didn't like at all. It was drizzling and the temperature was 5 degrees Celcius. I'm glad we were dressed comfortably.

The photo below was taken outside Roeder Gate, one of the town gates. The wall behind us is just a portion of the long stretch of wall circling the whole town.


Below is a photo of one of the town lanes, Roedergasse.


I had to take a snap of these antique jewelries from one of the shops we passed by.


This map and information board is just one of the many strategically placed in different locations for tourists' convenience in getting from one location to another.


Don't we all love the timer feature on our camera? I always carry around a Sony point-and-shoot on ordinary days; includes running errands or even dropping Skye at school. On out of town trips, however, I bring both my Sony point-and-shoot and Nikon dslr. The dslr produces photos that are quality-wise way better than the point-and-shoot. However, I love the convenience of using a tiny tripod for my point-and-shot compared to a long, bulky, and heavy one for my dslr.

Below is a photo of Jeff, me, and the girls at the Market Square (Marktplatz). The building to the left is the Town Hall.


Our next stop was at the St. Jacobus' (Protestant) Church, the town's largest church. I wasn't able to take a photo of the church but I was able to snap one of a statue outside the church.


One of the town lanes, Klingengasse. At the end of the lane, right outside the tower, is the Klingen-Bastion and St. Wolfgang's church.


Before we continued exploring the town, we looked for the Japanese restaurant called Louvre. Jeff found their website and have read a lot of good reviews from tavel sites. I will write about our dining experience at the Louvre in a different post.


After we've checked out the restaurant we took a walk along the town wall all the way to Gallow's Gate.


It would have been nice if we walked on the wall itself. Jeff encouraged me to go up the stairs at least so I can enjoy the view but I didn't want to leave him and the girls.


Below is a photo of the Gallow's Gate taken along Galgengasse lane.


We happened to pass by a small site with a memorial stone comemmorating all the Jews who died between 1933 to 1938; during the war I assume.


More photos during our walk.



We also went inside the Dolls and Toy Museum, where Skye both had a scary and fun time.


On the way back to the Japanese restaurant I spotted this old (Vintage? Classic?) vehicle full of presents.


We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Louvre (I will write a review of our dining experience on a separate post). It was quarter past 8 in the evening when we walked out on the town streets and they were empty. The walk back to where we parked our vehicle was almost scary. Okay, okay! It was scary!


I felt very exhausted from all the walking we did that I fell asleep during the drive back home.  I was well rested by the time we saw this sign. Aaaahhhh!! It's always good to be back home.


Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend to all of you!

6 comments:

  1. Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

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  2. My sweet girl was born in Rothenburg ob der Tauber! My favorite German city! :)

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    1. Chelsea, you must be referring to the Bastion Hospital, right? The town is beautiful! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  3. I'm only slightly jealous! You're photos are awesome! I hope I can visit Europe someday!! happy New Year, Labrijoy!

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    1. Hi Ashlee, thank you! It's really beautiful over here. If I have a choice to stay, I would. My husband would too. Happy new year to you and your family as well!

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