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Monday, March 4, 2013

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

After we left the Kassel, we headed to the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg ob der Tauber means "Red fortress above the Tauber" river.

While in Rothenburg, we visited St. Jakob's Church.  This Church has two altars, one on the main floor and a 2nd one on the upper floor. The altar on the second floor is a wood carving by Tilman Riemenschneider.  The wood is quite thin and so very detailed, it is awe inspiring.

We were fortunate enough to visit the Bakerei Striffler where we made pretzels.

Later that day, we donned our Medieval dress in the basement of an armor shop. The basement dates back to the 1300s.

That evening, I and the rest of the tour went on the Nightwatchman tour.  Mike, unfortunately, stayed at the hotel as his leg was bothering him.

My regret in Rothenburg was that we didn't have enough time to walk around the town.  There is the town wall with a walkway built into it that enables you to walk around parts of the city. I would have loved to have done that.

Oh well, next time.

Next on the tour - The Steiff Bear Museum.

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