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Rothenburg ob der Tauber: medieval city by day

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thank you, Adelina. There is still tremendous hype about this fair town, and sometimes I get that nerve-jangling nausea-inducing feeling when the “overrave” about a place turns into “overrun”. But like most things to keep things on the fair, I am very fortunate to have visited at a time between peak seasons with a decent spell of good weather, too. I like to think that this post will give the impression that it’s very much worth at least a day-trip, but I recommend at least one night in town, too. And the night shots? That’s another upcoming post. 🙂 Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!

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  1. Tricia A. Mitchell

    What a well-researched and composed article, Henry. From Christmas Market season to casual spring and autumn visits, I’m fortunate to have tiptoed through Rothenburg a few times. I’m happy you were finally able to do the same, particularly during the low-travel season! My earliest memory of the town was when I was in elementary school. I remember thinking Rothenburg felt so large and formidable then. When I returned to Germany as an adult, my perception had evolved, as I later regarded Rothenburg as a charming, rather diminutive place. My parents live a bit farther away now, but I do look forward to returning to Franken someday soon.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Tricia! I liked and enjoyed the relative compactness of Rothenburg, and I can definitely credit living in Heidelberg for that comfort level. I’m sure you agree that there’s something to be said about the familiarity of having lived in a relatively smaller place: not just any small town, but a small German town. To that end, getting around Rothenburg’s Altstadt is very easy, although the city is obviously much more beyond the medieval city wall. I would love to see Rothenburg (1) in the middle of summer with clear skies and a lot more people, and (2) with snow on the ground and on the roofs in the month of December. Thanks again for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Tanja. After what I read, I thought similarly: where are all the people? It is a beautiful place to be sure, and I’m lucky to have visited during “low/shoulder season.” Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hello, Harvey. Thank you for your kind comment, and I’m very glad I provided “updated memories” to add to your very own memories from the 1970s. Thanks again!

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  2. Cynthia Buda

    Hi,
    I’m looking for information on my great grandmother Rosa Heinlein. She lived in the guard /gate house in the southern end of Rothenburgs Spital Bastion around 1955-1960’s where she used a broom to help direct traffic. I also heard she was a former Catholic nun who left the church, married and had 3 children. One was my grandfather Leo. I don’t have her maiden name and trying to find how to find out more about her.

    Thanks so very much,

    Cindy Buda

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