Sunday, November 30, 2014

Rotenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

This is the money shot that's on all the book covers. As you'll see below, I had a hard time capturing it without anyone blockin my shot, yo. Even Dan couldn't get out of the way.

Rothenburg is pretty much the definition of “storybook Germany”. It’s literally the photograph they have on all the covers of German travel books.

We headed there after Bamberg a few days before we left Germany.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, which translates to Red Fortress above the Tauber (river), is in the Franconia region of Bavaria. It’s known for its super well-preserved medieval old town. You can even walk around the city along the top of the wall that surrounds it. See the pictures below!

Rothenburg is also pretty well known in pop culture. It was the inspiration for the village in the Disney movie Pinocchio. It’s sometimes mistaken as the town at the end of Willy Wonka and Chocolate Factory (which is actually Nördlingen). Some filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2 were done there, and its crazy popular for Japanese tourists as a popular animated Japanese character lives there (so I’ve heard…)

It was a really neat city, and exactly what we wanted in our last little getaway before we headed back to the states.

We wandered and ate and took selfies. The usual.  

outside the walled city where we parked

the stairs to walk along the city


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