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December 29, 2006

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

We had a wonderful pre-Christmas trip to the little Bavarian city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. It is an old Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire, a municipal republic like those of medieval Italy, very well preserved within its walls from the days of the meistersingers. In the weeks before Christmas, all decorated for the season, it is almost unbelievably quaint. We also drove up and down the "Romantic Road" (die Romantische Straße), which connects villages, castles, and walled cities, mostly in western Bavaria. I've made a movie to illustrate our visit. I don't really anticipate regular readers of this blog watching it (it's five minutes long), but I have posted it for people who are Googling "Rothenburg" to decide whether to visit.

December 29, 2006 5:54 PM | category: none



Thanks for posting the video. I am glad you found Rothenberg as we did. Your images brought back fond memories of a family trip 4 years ago that included 2 days in Rotheberg. We drove ourselves up the Romantic Road and loved this little town.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Glad your trip went well.

Happy New Year!

David Moore

January 1, 2007 10:40 PM | Comments (2) | posted by mooredp

Ditto what David said; the video was wonderful. We were in Germany seven years ago, for a summer while I was doing dissertation research at Goethe University in Frankfurt. We didn't have much money for traveling, but we did manage a daytrip to Rothenburg. What a beautiful city! I hope we someday have the chance to get back to Germany, drive the Romantic Road and explore Bavaria properly. Thanks for prompting some fond memories.

(Incidentally, Peter, I've memed you here.)

January 2, 2007 8:53 AM | Comments (2) | posted by Russell Arben Fox

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