Sunday, August 23, 2015

Walking the Wall Around Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber 
(Rothenburg on the Tauber River)

Rothenburg is a medieval town surrounded by a wonderful, well preserved town wall. The wall is about 2 miles long and you could walk it in less than an hour if it wasn't for the fact you'll be stopping every few minutes to take a picture or peer into back yards. For me the wall walk was the highlight our visit to this town. Well that and the Night Watchman guided walk, the window shopping and the food (especially the dessert). All and all I'd have to put this town on my list of favorites on our trek around Germany and Austria!

Even though it's definitely a tourist town Rothenburg has managed to maintain a small town atmosphere. We took the advice of Rick Steves and stayed  inside the town wall. Once the sun started to set and the tour buses left we almost had the town to ourselves.

One of the many sets of stairs around the town that will take you
 up to the wall

Tall People Beware!

Walking the wall gives you a different perspective of the town.

And gives you the opportunity to peer into backyards...

There are lots of little nooks and crannies along the wall...

and a lot of stairs allowing you to get up and down the wall...

Going up and down the stairs would be a great work out everyday. 
It's free! No entrance fee.

This was a small look at the wall that surrounds Rothenburg. I'll be posting later about the other sights and the food we enjoyed while staying in the lovely medieval town. 

So lace up you sneakers and go explore the world around you!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Give Up or Be Resourceful?


able to deal well with new or difficult situations and to find solutions to problems

What do you do when you have a canoe and a beautiful pond just waiting to be explored but

Give up and sit on the bank?

Not these resourceful boys of ours.

You just get a shovel, a broom and a flounder gig and you're set to go!

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Neckarsulm Germany - the NSU Museum and the Best Pastry Shop

This is one of the many times I was happy to be traveling with another couple...

The guys wanted to stop in the small town of Neckarsulm, Germany to visit the NSU motorcycle museum. That didn't sound to thrilling to us so Nancy and I left the guys and we took off to explore the town. 

Around Neckarsulm

It was Sunday morning and the streets were pretty deserted and most of the shops were closed. 

Interesting art work?

As we wandered the quiet streets we found a bakery and of course we had to stop in for a sample. 

I forgot to take a picture until we'd already split up and tasted the goodies. The one on the left was like a flaky sugar cookie filled with a strudel type filling and the one on the right was a horseshoe shaped almond cookie dipped in chocolate. UMMMMM! So good. 

We did try to go back in to buy a couple goodies for the guys but they closed up while we were standing outside. I guess Sunday morning they were only opened for a short period of time for the going to church bunch.

Brecht Lothar Backerei
Marktstr. 28
74172 Neckarsulm, Germany

 As we headed back to the car we stopped in the Eiscafe San Marco to get a couple of sandwiches to go. It was quite an adventure ordering since no one in the shop spoke English and I'm ashamed to say our German was not all that great. Even so we ended up with some really good sandwiches and we had a little picnic in the car.

Schinken, Kase, Salad, Tomate, Ei, Mayonaise

Ham, Cheese, lettuce, tomato, hard boiled egg and mayo.

NSU Museum
(Neckarsulm Strickmaschinen Union)

For more info see the NSU website by clicking here.

A few shots from inside the museum.

1928 Bohmerland

1928 Mars MA 1000 Sport

How cool would it be to drive this to the store?

That's a few sights and tastes from Neckarsulm, Germany!

Where will your feet take you today?

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