In August 2022, we travel to Berlin, with stops at Riedlingen, Ulm, Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Nebra. On our way from Ulm to Nebra, we have our lunch break at Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
A hundred years ago, my grand-father was at Rothenburg ob der Tauber
My wish was to find the place that my grand-father Hermann Radzyk painted about a hundred years ago.
I found the place: It is the Siebersturm (city gate) and the Plönlein ( a slightly slanting half-timbered house). Rothenburg tourism says, this is probably the most photographed landmark of Rothenburg.
A short stroll through the medieval streets of Rothenburg
Rothenburg, located on a rock above the river Tauber, was a flourishig free city that lost its importance after the War of 30 Years (1618-1648). It preserved its old city image until today. It is a tourist hot spot.
The wall with the gates surround the city. We walk outside the wall (I believe this is the Klingentor) to have a picnic under a shady tree.
We continue to the Burggarten with the wonderful view of the Tauber valley and…
… we enter the city through the Burgtor.
We stroll through the Herrngasse with the half-timbered houses.
The teddy from the Teddyland Shop greets us.
We feel hot, The temperatures are at about 35 degrees and the sun burns. We eat an ice cream in the shade. Just too hot to walk in the streets now. I would like to return and explore the treasures of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, when temperatures are cooler.
Good-bye Rothenburg ob der Tauber
We return to our car. We want to get to Nebra today. A ride of three and a half hours is ahead of us.
Website of Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tourismus https://www.rothenburg-tourismus.de/ and https://www.rothenburg-tourismus.de/entdecken/top10-sehenswuerdigkeiten/das-ploenlein/