Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

BlueTravelTimeHeaderWhat a fun little town! Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany along the Romantic Road. Surrounded by a large city wall it is a well preserved medieval town full of cute little shops, museums and cobblestone streets and beautiful walks. The best part? Hardly any cars in city downtown area due to traffic restrictions which makes it a joy to walk through.


The name "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" means, in German, "Red fortress above the Tauber". Tauber is a river in the region and the views of it our magnificent from the Rothenburg ob der Tauber walls.

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We visited RothenbUrg ob der Tauber as a member of the Stuttgart-American walking club…you may be thinking what… a walking club?? Walking clubs or Volksmarching is actually very popular here! What it meant during our day in Rothenburg ob der Tauber was a fun day of walking, well actually walking a teeny-tiny bit and then detouring to all the antique stores. Even though the detour was great we still made sure to head back to the fest tent for home made German treats, food and live music.


My personal favorites from the day? Antique shopping, the doll and toy museum and schnee balls aka snow balls! These little dough shaped treats taste delicious and in Rothenburg ob der Tauber you can find every flavor imaginable. Strawberry, Grand Marnier, Fudge, cinnamon and the list continues. Check out this site to see pictures of the schnee balls and learn a little more about how they are made, http://wokandspoon.blogspot.com/2007/06/schneeballen.html


I also loved the Dolls and Toy Museum…I love tiny little dolls…and old dolls with whole wardrobes of mini-DIY items?? LOVE! As a frequent visitor of doll and toy museums, this particular museum is definitely worthy of stopping to take a little adventure. 


If you are interested in taking a trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber then check out these great sites to help you plan your trip.


Tourist Office

Bio-Hotel zum Baeren

Romantic Road: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber


Now go out and have your own adventure today…but make sure you put a few chocolate schnee balls in your pocket in case a bear attacks!


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