So you thought I'd finished with Rothenburg and we'd move on today, right?!! Surprise! I don't want to bore you but you simply must see these last few images. If you think you've seen every picture we took - sorry, there are plenty more but I promise these will be the last for the blog. I simply couldn't resist showing these to you. I hope you will like them as much as we do.
The old and the new - kind of a metaphor for all of Europe, I think.
Another little street vignette. I think this explains why the town was so clean and beautiful.
Inside the gate, the date of 1555 was carved into the wood. There was also a little "eye of the needle" door that was used to let people back into town after the main gates were closed for the night. Usually the guards had to be bribed to open it once it was dark!
This chapel was part of the original castle grounds and is now a memorial to local Jews that were killed in a slaughter in 1298. The wreaths had ribbons identifying them as sent from various royal families and are replaced regularly. It was a quiet, somber place but a gentle reminder that people are remembered.
Our group just outside the gate on the bridge that leads to the castle garden. The Red Castle, which is what Rothenburg means, was destroyed in the 14th century and only the chapel remains. The rest of the area is a beautiful park with great views of the Tauber Riviera below.
Another one of my favourites - captured on a back street across from The Devil's Tavern!
This last image is a mosaic of some other things we saw in Rothenburg. Thanks for following us around - I hope someday you can marvel at these things in person. They're even better. I'll be back next week to take you on a Sunday drive along the Romantic Road in Germany. Have a great weekend!!