Monday, September 17, 2018

Day 3: Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Up early and ready to explore Rothenburg during the day: starting with the city walls.

Just overflowing with charm.

Checking out the wooden weapons for Evan and James. We bought them each a wooden axe. We hope they don't seriously hurt anyone with them.

Jeni said I could only look but not bring any metal weapons home on the plane.

Here we are at St. James' Church (St. Jakob's Kirche).

Nice to visualize where we've wandered (and where we're off to next).

St. James' Church (St. Jakob's Kirche)

Such beautiful stained glass windows.

Altar of the Holy Blood by Tilman Riemenschneider.

Such intricate wood carvings.

I don't know what this is called but I like it.

We stumble across the most amazing little things as we walk down side streets.

I just can't get over the amazing detail in their buildings.

So many meats.

And here we are at the Christmas store.

There were so many decorations. We bought one little wooden decoration that holds a little candle.

We had to try the schneeballen while we were here. Tastes like dry pie crust.

Getting ready for the Medieval Crime and Justice Museum, starting with the stocks outside.

The dunk cage.

Spiked chair.

The iron maiden.

Shame masks.

The double neck violin.

A diorama depicting the various forms of punishment in action.

With a 4 hour drive ahead of us it was time to head out of Rothenburg.

But first Jeni wanted to buy a pair of Birkenstocks.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is such a charming town.