|This was the scene that greeted us as we approached Rothenburg ob der Tauber|
To begin with, I'd like to share with you a sample of music from Medieval times composed by Saint Hildergard of Bingen - please click on link to listen. 11,000 Virgins - Chants for the Feast of Saint Ursula. I hope it transports you to the middle ages as you read this post.
|The Marktplatz and Rathaus|
Today's Rothenburg is scrubbed clean catering to the tourist trade and the atmosphere is really not too different back then. The cobbled streets smoothed by footsteps of the many visitors over time and lined with half timbered houses are still there fronted by restaurants, museums, guesthouses and shops selling Christmas items and other souvenirs. Although, you get the feeling that this town was created by Disney, we found the people in Rothenburg, from innkeepers to shopkeepers, waiters and local guides, are genuine.
|A painting we bought showing Hotel Markursturm (yellow building on the right)|
|Romantik Hotel Markursturm nestled by the Markus Tower and Roeder Arch|
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