Sunday, February 08, 2009

PinkBird's Picture: Rothenburg, Germany

I took this picture of a beautiful and very "flat" tree in Rothenburg, Germany a few years ago. When we lived in Germany we took a roadtrip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria to spend a weekend with my In-Laws who were staying at a bed and breakfast in the town while they were touring Europe. It was amazing to experience a such a well preserved medieval town (some parts date to something like 960 AD!). The Marktplatz ( town square) is complete with a moving clock tower, the shopping and eatting are abundant and theres a wall to surround it all (not to mention heaps of tourists!). The city itself was fascinating with its red roofs, characters, and winding alleyways. The stories locals tell are fascinating, the clocktower is mildly amusing, the toy museum is different, and the beer is fabulous! Stop by Hell (Zur Holl or "to hell") for a beer or snack...seriously.