Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Trip to Rothenburg, Germany
We just returned from our mini holiday to Germany. I wanted to share some of the wonderful adventures we had. First, we took a trip to Rothenburg, Germany which is a medieval walled city that survived virtually unscathed during WWII. It is absolutely beautiful there.
One of the city gates. No cars allowed except for people who live within the walls.
One of the cobble stone side streets. The houses were so colorful and almost all had amazing window boxes full flowers.
View the main city square from the city hall tower.
2 additional city gates at a different side of the town.
Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas store. They are all over in Germany. We also visited a Christmas tree/ornament museum. I tried to go thru the store without buying anything but in the end bought a Christmas tree angel that is just gorgeous. It was hard to not buy anything else. The Germans really know how to do Christmas decorations:). If you are a Nutcracker fan then this is a store for you!
We also stopped and visited the Criminal museum and saw some of the most interesting torture devices used in the middle ages. My son was very interested in the witches chair. My daughter thought the masks of shame were interesting.
Walking along the city walls and some views from the city walls
We had a great day exploring the city and wore ourselves out:)
We decided to stay for the evening Watchman tour and I will blog about that tomorrow as well as show more photos of this beautiful town.