Detomo's Abroad

Detomos Abroad

Würzburg and Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany

May 8, 2013 4:22 pm

September 9, 2012

We really enjoyed the long sail morning….the scenery on the river is just majestic and the sailing so peaceful. We will have at journeys end traversed a series of 68 locks and canals which depending on other river  traffic means that one gets there when the river allows.  Here in Würzberg, the Würzberg Residence dominates the hillside and offers wine tastings.

Würzberg Residence

Würzberg Residence

 

However, we opt for a short bus ride to the medieval walled city of Rothenburg  or the “Red Fortress above the Tauber”. Here we walked and shopped the entire city on the ground and in the air by climbing to the top of the city walls and taking the catwalk around.  The city which has around 3000 residents was hosting one of their medieval festivals so everyone was dressed in costume. While we were each given 15 Euros for lunch we found a local place and had the most delicious meal for 5 Euros each!  Rothenburg has a wonderful Christmas Museum and shop where one could spend hours!

Beautiful brass and gold signs adorn the shops.

Beautiful brass and gold signs adorn the shops.

Quaint streets!

Quaint streets!

Grape vines growing on the side of a building.

Grape vines growing on the side of a building.

Town Hall

Town Hall

Town Square

Town Square

Cranking the Pipe Organ

Cranking the Pipe Organ

Renaissance Camp

Renaissance Camp

Renaissance Festival Characcters

Renaissance Festival Characters

 

 

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