I honestly can’t get enough of this picturesque town. After walking the wall and wondering the streets (you can find Part I here), I made our way to the Burgtor (castle gate) and Burggarten (castle gardens). From there, you get amazing views of Rothenburg and the Tauber Valley below. While I had some sunshine in the morning, the clouds started to roll in by the afternoon but that didn’t hurt the beautiful views. I spent a good amount of time walking around the gardens and starring out into the valley. It was nice to see such wide open spaces since inside the walls is filled with narrow streets and wall-to-wall buildings.
I made our way back into town through the Burgtor and spent the next couple of hours walking around the streets of Rothenburg taking pictures of peoples’ pets (apparently). Just when I thought I walked most of the town, I would see another charming street to walk down. I did this until it was time to head back to the hotel and get ready for dinner.
That night, I had dinner at Hotel Reichskuchenmeister which I highly recommend. I think it says a lot when the hotel I was staying in recommended another hotel for dinner. After stuffing myself with beer, sausage and surprisingly awesome pasta, I waited for the Night Watchman Tour to start.
At first I was going to make Rothenburg a day trip from Munich but after Jamie’s (from Gunters Abroad) recommendation about the Night Watchman Tour, I decided to stay the night so I could make the 8:00 PM tour. The tour did not disappoint. It was full of history, information, and dry humor. Can’t get better than that. I’m going to pass along the recommendation to anyone visiting Rothenburg in the future, stay the night and do the Night Watchman Tour! The only downside of spending the night in Rothenburg for me was our long drive the next morning to Salzburg, but it was totally worth it.
I’m happy to say that Rothenburg lived up to its hype. It’s as charming in person as it is in pictures. I unfortunately can’t say the same for the castle I’m going to post about next week (hint: there’s a picture of that castle on the guidebook in my living room), but don’t worry it wasn’t all bad. Happy Travel Tuesday everyone and enjoy the rest of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
The post I am highlighting from last week’s Travel Tuesday is “Cruising Milford Sound” by Courtney from Alkeks Abroad. Courtney and I hail from the same suburb of Houston (small world) and she is currently living in Australia with her husband. Check out her post about Milford Sound and see her gorgeous pictures!
Now it’s time for the Travel Tuesday Link Up with Bonnie from A Compass Rose!