Wow, it has been a long time and life has been getting in the way of blogging again, yadda yadda yadda. Since the year is still fresh, I’m going to wish you all a great year, and I do hope everyone got off to a good start so far!
I’m here, and all ready to talk about our short escape to Rothenburg ob der Tauber last weekend.
It’s been so long since we were able to take a little break, and even if the weather is still pretty cold, we just needed to get away from this town we live in. I hope it’s not just me, but I need a change of scenery every so often. It’s funny really, there are so many tourists from all over the world that come here just to see our old town center, and it is beautiful, but sometimes one just need to get away.
In wise for-thought, I prepared a quick “Brotzeit” and loaded up on some water because, well, you never know what might happen along the way.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is only about an hour and a half drive from us, although on this day we ended up in a traffic jam and it took us quite a bit longer. We got there at about noon and started walking around looking for a place to eat. We had planned on going to a medieval style place called Zur Höll, (translated into English “To Hell”). It’s sort of off-the-beaten-path part of town. Sad to say, they were closed until 5:00 pm, so we ditched that idea for the day. One day I’d like to go there, it is supposed to be very good.
We walked on and did a lot of window shopping and I spent time taking off my gloves every once in awhile to take pics of house facades … (I’m really into house facades if you haven’t guessed it yet, Fachwerk to be exact.)
I did a post a while ago about my 10 favorite places to visit in southern Germany and Rothenburg ob der Tauber is right there in the top 10.
This street is probably one of the most famous streets in Germany, countless pictures and paintings have been done of this street. When I took this photo, I didn’t realize all the people, including us, were walking in one direction…kind of eerie.Loving the colors on these Fachwerk houses. Inspiration!
Walking through it is like taking a walk through time…except for the automobiles, which the city would be hard pressed to ban completely from the town center, since it is a living and working, real town…nothing Disney here.
We ended up in this cafe for cappuccino and cake, not quite the meal we had planned, but ET needed a place to warm up, and since Hell was closed for the afternoon we got a little hungry too. It was a little on the expensive side, but it was a big mug of coffee and the cake was really tasty. I was and will always be for ceramic and porcelain when I drink my coffee y’all, I can’t be the only one. Something I really wish all those coffee franchises popping up would consider. I love the atmosphere in Rothenburg, but I must warn you, either you bring along a picnic lunch or expect to pay a lot for food here. That’s just the way it is in these places, but luckily I had thought of making sandwiches, wink wink.
Well, hope you enjoyed this little escape. Also check out this post on my 10 favorite places in Southern Germany…that is, if you have a fresh cup of coffee or tea on hand and have some time to spare.
See you next time!
Today, I’m linking up with Monday Escapes by My Travel Monkey, be sure to check out lots of great escapes around the world.