Romantic Road Rothenburg
• Romantic Road Rothenburg
The German Romantic Road - a scenic route to the south of Germany, passing mainly through Bavaria through the many castles and medieval towns. This medieval route has been traced back in those troubled times, when in Germany (it is impossible to imagine such a thing!) Was not motorways and has reached our days. In the 50s, when Germany began to recover from the war, marketers have come up with a beautiful name for a beautiful road.
Romantic Road begins in northern Bavaria with lush handsome Würzburg and ends in the south of Füssen, just 366 kilometers. For 2 days I was from bases in Forheim drove half of the Romantic Road from Würzburg to Nördlingen.
Along this route, close to each other, are all the 3 German cities, which are completely preserved its medieval layout and walls: Nördlingen, Dinkelsbühl and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. We stayed in all three.
Nördlingen. The most beautiful view opens from the bird's-eye view, and from there it ideal radial shape is clearly visible. Helicopter rental, we did not take, so the picture from somewhere.
Nordlingen lies at the bottom of the crater. It sounds great, but in reality does not matter. One should not expect that the city is surrounded on all sides by rocks! Crater millions of years and it is 20 kilometers in diameter, if you do not know, and did not notice. meteorite impact was of such force that fragments flew to Prague.
On the tower of the Cathedral viewing platform.
Skyscrapers, skyscrapers, and I'm a little ...
The tower has long been a lift. Earlier in the big wheel driven people, and for a traction elevator and worked. Just a hundred years ago it was replaced with a mechanical traction.
The house of the legendary Gerd Müller. Sometime in the European national teams playing men corresponding nationality ...
Lay the tiles.
A good example of the modern styling of the building under a traditional style.
One of the entrances to the city.
Children's fashion, yet another German.
Nördlingen is not Bavaria and Swabia. Meat, fried onions and noodles with cheese - a Swabian cuisine. German cuisine, accepted blame, saying unpretentious and hard. And I like it, I think German cuisine one of the best and always enjoy it it.
Another of the attractions have a railway museum.
Tauberbischofsheim, declining his name - a real pleasure! nothing was happening in Tauberbishopskhayme. So anything that the saleswoman in a local shop could not even suggest where to eat sausage, said they say do not have any facilities. But you can just go to the town hall to the second floor of the assembly hall and exit to the balcony overlooking the main square.
House with scenes from folklore on the facade. It is evident that a Bun in Germany are respected. He from his grandfather and grandmother had gone, they took a tractor and dumped it in Germany, see what his cheeks had eaten bun in exile! In Tauberbishopskhayme ramparts there, if that.
And there in Dinkelsbühl. Dinkelsbühl liked of all the towns most. He is as magnificent and imperial like Rothenburg, but unlike the latter is not advertised and without the crowds of tourists.
In Dinkelsbühl we arrived at sunset. Beauty, what else can I say.
In Dinkelsbühl interesting story happened during the Thirty Years' War. Swedish troops have long held the city under siege, and in the end the Germans surrender, unconditional surrender. The Swedes did not know the time, the word tolerance, and the locals are absolutely correctly feared that their city plunder and burn to ashes. According to legend, the daughter of a desperate young ranger tower, Laura went to a meeting with a small child of the Swedes, who sang the Swedish commander Dietrich von Klaus Sperroytu. Last Name it what is not Swedish! Uncle Klaus was moved to tears, and agreed not to touch the city, but instead took the townspeople promise to organize each year a holiday in honor of the Swedes. Said - done, for almost 400 years celebrate grateful Dinkelsbyultsi mercy Swedes every year in June, the Swedes celebrate the mercy procession singing children dressed in national costumes. The holiday is called "Kinderzeche Dinkelsbühl".
in Rothenburg all the same: a lot of Japanese and Christmas decorations shop is booming, so flourishing, that already hung signs prohibiting photography.
What a good German!