June 13, 2017

Stepping into a Fairytale

People have been asking since we returned what my favorite part of the trip was, but that's always hard to answer. I will say that this town is one I will never forget and I'm so happy that we made the last minute add (thanks Helene for your vote for this town.) This is a collection of pictures from our one night in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.


Rothenburg ob der Tauber (which means Red Fortress above the Tauber) is located on the Romantic Road in Bavaria. We flew into Munich and the next afternoon, we drove about 2 hours to this little town. Driving in not encouraged once inside the town walls, so we were extremely pleased that our hotel offered to take care of our car for us. 

We spent the evening walking through the narrow streets, eating amazing food, drinking cold beers and taking in the scenes. During the day, lots of tour buses roll into town and the streets are quite busy, but once 5:00 rolls around, they will leave and you will have a much quieter town to explore. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows was filmed here and they say that Pinocchio was inspired by this town.





We found the famous "crooked house" and the beautiful town square. We dined on the beautiful patio at Der Reichsk├╝chenmeister. We enjoyed local beers, a special flatbread pizza and some amazing pesto pasta. We spent the golden hour walking around the town and enjoying the quiet streets. We stopped in an Inn near the town square for a couple pints of local beer and met some wonderful people. Our server was from Scotland and was teaching us the main phrases we would need to get us through the next week - the things they don't teach you in high school language class. It was great.




We got up early the next morning to explore the town before the buses returned. It was just us and it was magical. We climbed the town wall and got a rooftop shot. We walked the perimeter of the city and discovered the Castle Gardens - which SHOULD NOT be missed. The views were unbelievable.






We stayed at the Romantic Hotel Markusturm and we loved it. They upgraded us to a room on the top floor. It's a smaller hotel with tons of history. The staff was amazing. We loved that we were up so early to walk around that we had to lock the door behind us. It's just so different from anything we've ever stayed in back in the US. We loved it.

Have you ever been to a fairy tale town? Tell me about it because I want to visit all of them.


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