We left Nuremberg after lunch yesterday and made it into town by mid-afternoon. Drove right through one of the town's main cobblestone roads all the way to the other side where the old wall stopped us. It was right there that the Hotel Burg was located. We got settled into an apartment across the street from the hotel in the best lodgings we've had so far.
view of Rothenburg from the Burggarten
While I worked, Martha and Miles went shopping in the old part of town which was just a couple of long blocks away. Patrick relaxed in his bedroom (Miles picked the spare bedroom/closet) and was as happy as a pig in mud:
Photo by Miles
At the town center
photo by Martha
One of the several gates into the town, very easy to defend of course
against the weapons of the day
The inner gate, note the "face" on
top of the wall, from there hot boiling
oil would be poured onto invaders
that were trapped between the outer
gate and the inner gate.
After dinner, it was time to stroll about the town for a bit.
This is the Marktplatz and center of town.
From the town center, we wandered over to the spot where almost 20 years ago, Martha and I posed by a very popular spot for this picture:
Then and Now, Day and Night....
The town is quiet and enjoyable to walk about in at night
Of course, the next morning, today, while the boys slept on, we made our way back to the same spot after a bit of breakfast. The weather was solid overcast and gray, with a light rain falling. Ah, Germany.
A very pretty town to walk through, Rothenburg....
Approaching one of the main gates of the town
you can see the steps on the side
leading to the wall ramparts.
Between the inner and outer gates
Same gate as above, but from the outside of the town.
Climbing steps up to the wall ramparts
The town walls and the ramparts
Saint Jakob's Church
The weather is dictating an earlier than planned departure from Rothenburg, next stop: Heidelberg!