Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Rothenburg 2

This medieval city was so amazing and there are so many pictures I want to share with you. I hope you will enjoy today's visit.

Right near the entrance to the town was a place where we could enter the watch tower and go up a level to look out where the guards would have been watching. The walls were so, so thick here. This tower also had a level where animals were kept and hay and grain were stored. It was pretty amazing for something built such a long time ago.

This building was a warehouse. One of the reasons Rothenburg stood for such a long time was that the city leaders had a rule that each home must have provisions stored up to last one year, in case the city was ever under siege. This meant that buildings had huge attics for storage.

Old walls surrounding the convent, curved and dotted with plants.

Something I've noticed in our travels is that the sky is always full of interesting things!

Another beautiful view among the trees in the town. There was a photo op everywhere you turned!

The Convent Garden has healing herbs and poison herbs, laid out in a beautiful formal English style. It was a quiet place in which to marvel and contemplate.

Leaving the Convent Garden area, you can climb up a few steps to look through these barred windows out at the town walls. These walls aren't very thick because they sit on a cliff so attackers couldn't get into the town this way. Imagine being a watchman or a guard here.


  1. We really could have spent another day here. It was such an amazing old town full of history, but also beautifully layout. I think my favourite part was the walk out in the gardens where you could look down into the valley and at the same time look back and see the town. I'm so glad we stopped here.

  2. Beautiful! I love that you are telling the stories with it on your blog for all of us to enjoy!

  3. I know just what you mean about things in the sky to look at, Crystal.... the roof tops and spires and fascinating architecture from centuries ago is stunning in Europe. I took photos of those sort of things too. Your details are fascinating!