Thursday, July 5, 2018

Honeymoon- Day 19- Bamberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Not only has this brewery been in business for almost 370 years, it is the beer of choice among the locals, who drink in the street.  Based on their clientele, I am not sure what this says about the beer.  Is it quality or German Coors?  We didn't partake to find out.

You just have to love a farmer's market in a town with so much history.

The fruit in France is delicious.  But the johannes berries (on the right) are much better in juice form.

After a morning of exploring Bamberg, we took three trains to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.
(Meanwhile, in Berlin, Kimmie is still stuck!)

Parts of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, were filmed in Rothenburg.  And Walt Disney's Pinnochio was heavily based on this medieval town. 
It is more touristy than Bamberg, even though it is more work to get to with public transportation, but it is authentic and worth the stop, especially for their souvenirs.  

German pretzel snack.

You can walk 1.5 miles of the ramparts (the defensive wall), which we will do tomorrow.
Besides seeing the town, our main goal for today is the Christmas museum and a little shopping. 

It was four euros per person to get in, but there weren't too many other tourists and they had interesting 19th and 20th century Christmas decorations and information.
It makes you wonder how many of these Christmas artifacts have been tossed over the years, or how many times you have walked right past them at a thrift store.  I really like these glass blowing molds.

I don't have the best pictures, because technically you weren't supposed to take any...

In the middle ages, Rothenburg was Germany's second largest town.

It really does look like a movie set.

Homemade ice cream!

When you can quickly snap a picture of Rothenburg without tourists, it is definitely takes you back in time. They did a great job rebuilding after 45% was destroying in World War II.  

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