Ich Liebe Reisen
Trip Start Sep 07, 2011
60Trip End Jul 18, 2012
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As soon as we got to the Rothenburg train station we tried to put our luggage in the lockers they had there, but every single locker we tried was broken! It was so annoying
Rothenburg is a small town but well-preserved and full of culture and heritage. I think each city we went to got older and older and it felt like we kept going back in time. It was a beautiful medieval town with the old Bavarian type houses, bridges, and another castle wall surrounding the town. We did a lot of souvenir shopping here too because there was such a variety of different things in the stores and for good prices. We took a lot more pictures here, shopped, and just had a relaxing day.
At one point when we were walking by a shop and we over heard a couple older ladies talking.. In English! It is such a good feeling to overhear a conversation and actually understand it. We walked up to them and introduced ourselves, told them where we were from, and that we are studying in Austria. They said Austria was their favorite European country and that they were from Wisconsin. Sweet ladies. We think they were sisters. We noticed a lot of people speaking English here, I guess because it's a touristy place, and loved it
We walked around the town for a while, but since we arrived around lunch time we decided to grab a bite to eat. We ate at this restaurant we found that was pretty cheap and had a wide variety of different foods. It was really good and we each got something a little different. Megan and Hollie had pasta dishes, Elda had a salad, and I got an omelet with fruit tea (I was in a breakfast mood), and it was all very good.
After lunch we did some more shopping and wandered through out the little streets discovering all kinds of different things- fountains, churches, memorial sites, stuff we had no idea what they were, and other different "around the corner" surprises. We spotted a lot of shops that sold these things called "Snowballs" that we found out were a historical Rothenburg dessert from the medieval ages. Of course we had to try it because we try every single dessert there is :). They are like a bunch of cookies all squished together, or at least that's what it looked like. It didn't taste like a cookie though. The dough was more crispy and not soft like a cookie. I had one that had nougat icing on the outside of the ball and was filled with nutella. I don't remember what the name was though. Everyone liked them, but I thought they were a little different
Later we went up one side of the castle wall where the courtyard was and we got a very good view of the area. We took more pictures and then walked over to the other side of the castle wall. Since Rothenburg isn't that big it wasn't that far of a walk to get to the other side. On this side there were steep stairs that you had to take to get to the walking path of the wall. We walked along and on the side there were names of people and the place they came from, but we couldn't figure out what it was for and who these people were. However, we again got some good views and good pictures.
Around 5pm we headed back to the hotel to pick up our belongings from the lady there, and then headed back to the train station to catch our 6pm train to Munich. Things get a little more interesting here...