August 2, 2015

Rothenburg, Germany - My Favorite Stop

My favorite stop on our trip to Europe was the town
of Rothenburg in Bavaria, Germany.


Rothenburg is a medieval town originating from the 1200's.
Many of the buildings date back to that time and have been well preserved.
This picture shows part of the wall that surrounds the town.


In the center of town is the town square and the clock tower.


 Many charming shops and restaurants surround the square 
as well as many more down the narrow cobblestone streets.


I may have checked out a few of the shops . . .


. . . and tried a few of the yummy things to eat!


We stayed at the BurgGartenpalais for two nights.
It was lovely and had the best shower of all the places we stayed!  : )


After spending time in two very big and busy cities, 
it was so peaceful and relaxing to spend time here.


It truly felt like being in a fairytale with all of the
beautiful old buildings and flowers everywhere.



I loved the soft blue of this building and the pretty iron scroll work.



Up ahead you can see my hubby and son walking back
to our hotel after a little shopping.




We took the night watchman's tour which was very
entertaining and interesting.


The clock tower at dusk.


We all really loved this town and we would highly
recommend it if you are ever in Germany.

As always, thanks so much for visiting!
 ~ JoAnne

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13 comments:

  1. Your photos are wonderful! We were there two years ago but I love seeing it again through your eyes.

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  2. How beautiful! I'm sure it's surreal to see a place you've dreamed of in person.

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  3. Fairy tale, indeed! Thanks for sharing the charm!

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  4. so wonderful. this place has been on my list for ages, and the urge just keeps getting stronger and stronger, lol.
    b

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  5. I love those old buildings...that first photo's house reminded me of a cuckoo clock :)

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  6. Wonderful photos! I was in Rothenburg many years ago and loved it...it's like being in a storybook.

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  7. Would love to visit there. You took great pictures.

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  8. I recognized some of photos from your trip, how lucky you all were to experience such a wonderful time together. I love architecture of the buildings/homes in that town, have always heard Germany is quite beautiful. You'll cherish all the memories and photos your family took. How long did you have to save for that trip for all of you. Are the amenities quite different in Europe than in U.S.? So glad you all had great time. Happy week

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  9. Hi JoAnne,
    Love going along with you on your trip. The pictures are beautiful and the history and charm to this city is fabulous. So glad you had such a great trip.
    Kris

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  10. Enjoyed this post so much as it brought back so many wonderful memories for me. Visited Rothenburg many times and loved it more with each visit. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. It truly looks like something out of a fairytale!! I love the store window and the beautiful window boxes on the buildings. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos!! xo

    ~ Wendy

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  12. This looks like a very lovely town!

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  13. How beautiful, JoAnne! Just the type of place I would enjoy visiting, too. A co-worker just got back from a trip which included Germany. She and her husband, their son and daughter-in-law retraced her husband's father's steps when he landed in Normandy. She did mention villages that looked like this. I think it is amazing that they keep them this charming without letting high-rises and strip malls invade.

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