Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Well, this is a little bit out of sequence but I really wanted to share the pictures from the first town I visited in Germany, other than my immediate area (ie. Deizisau, Esslingen and Stuttgart)

On Sunday August 20th my two colleagues Elke and Harald took me for a drive to Rothenburg. It was about 45min to an hour to get to the town from Deizisau. Rothenburg is a small town that is completely surrounded by a wall that was built during medieval times. The town has been restored to make you feel like you are walking through an old German medieval town.

The buildings you see in the pictures below are typical of the south Germany, Bavaria region. This area is well known to tourist so as we walked the town there was a group of about 150 Japanese tourist, it is this reason why the locals refer to Rothenburg as “Little Tokyo” πŸ™‚

All in all I did really enjoy this town, its a nice place to just walk and enjoy the old architecture. There is also a huge Christmas Market which is open year round and sells traditional German Christmas decorations : )


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