Monday, April 21, 2014

R is for Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg on the Tauber River in Germany is just delightful.  What a wonderful little town.

It would be very easy to spend the day wandering around, eating pastries, buying Christmas ornaments, or just drinking coffee in a cafe, all of which I did on this trip.

My first view of the town on day 17 was of the North wall, for this a walled town.




And there are towers everywhere!  Even on the Rathaus, right.



The side of St. Jakob's Church and then leaving the town area and entering the park along the river (below), through the Burg Gate

Pictures can tell a much better story of the town than mere words.  Enjoy.







And wonderful iron signage and grills on the buildings.



And my Christmas ornament from Kathe Wohlfarht  hanging on my tree (I could have spent a small fortune in her shop).


On my Bucket List:  Russia

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  1. Lovely spot. I particularly like the round building.

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  2. I LOVE the iron grills with the signs. The attention to detail is so wonderful.

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    1. In the future I may have to do a post of all the signs I photographed. So very many and so cool.

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  3. This is on my bucket list for sure and I am surprized that I have not made it there yet. It is so beautiful and the streets look so great with all the different coloured houses. If I see a Christmas store I won't leave:) Can you imagine being there, or anywhere in Germany during the Christmas season?

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    1. I spoke to some folks who had done the Christmas market tours. After listening to them I am afraid I would have to rent my own plane to fly home with all my purchases.

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  4. My dad family comes and lives in the southwest coroner of Michigan (Cass County). What a cool looking place. I know quite a few people who been Germany and one my cousin now have window boxes at her home. Nothing wrong of getting good ideals were every you can.

    Stop in from A to Z challenge.

    Coffee is on

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. My mother-in-law had a summer home on a lake in Cass County.

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  5. you had me at the coffee and Christmas shopping--lovely

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    1. Check out the website I linked to for the ornaments. They do not allow photographs inside the store, so some great shots are online.

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  6. Oh, thank you, thank you. Your pics show a whole 'nuther world to someone like me living in the Midwest.

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    1. Why I love the Internet. When I was young I had to go to a library and look for places to see, but it sure did inspire my desire to travel.

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