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Rothenburg ob der Tauber...plus some Castles

We spent the first part of the trip traveling down the 'romantic road' of southern Germany which brings you through old towns in the Bavaria region. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a medieval city that existed during the middle ages and has remained virtually unchanged, pretty crazy. The city is encircled by an undamaged 14th century town wall. We only popped in for a few hours and climbed the town tower (pics of Dad below). After that, we ventured south to another medieval town called Dinkelsbühl.

Towards the end are some Castles, or Schloss' as they're called here, even further south in Germany. The white one is the castle that Walt Disney based his off of - I know, sorta a big deal. King Ludwig built it and he ran out of money after 14 yrs, so never finished it. It's still pretty enormous though.

P3240686.jpg City center of Rothenberg

City center of Rothenberg

large_P3240723.jpgClimbing to the top of the Rothenberg tower...

Climbing to the top of the Rothenberg tower...

Oh tight squeeze

Oh tight squeeze

Made it to the top!

Made it to the top!

rothenburg

rothenburg

P1000117.jpgCity of Rothenburg

City of Rothenburg

Criminal Museum - do not want to be in that chair...

Criminal Museum - do not want to be in that chair...

The Criminal Museum - loved this place, so fascinating!

The Criminal Museum - loved this place, so fascinating!

The Shame Mask....

The Shame Mask....

Shame Mask

Shame Mask

Dinkelsbühl

Dinkelsbühl

P1000206.jpgP1000204.jpgRothenberg

Rothenberg

The pastry's are sold all over Rothenberg

The pastry's are sold all over Rothenberg

P3240697.jpgPastries that are too German for me to remember. S plus alot of letters after that.

Pastries that are too German for me to remember. S plus alot of letters after that.

Neuschwanstein Castle...Walt Disney's inspiration

Neuschwanstein Castle...Walt Disney's inspiration

P3250839.jpgP1000232.jpgSchloss Hohenschwangau

Schloss Hohenschwangau

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Posted by meghann922 09:09 Archived in Germany Tagged rothenberg

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