Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a well preserved medieval city.
It took us a few hours to walk the wall around the city.

 
Each night a local resident known as "The Night Watchman" takes visitors on a walking tour of the city. My children usually don't care too much for tours, but this guy was excellent. His rhythmical voice coupled with his entertaining stories held not only their attention, but ours as well.

St. Jakob's Cathedral and the Franciscan Abbey, two medieval Cathedrals still stand in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

 
 The Markt Platz in the center of town is preserved in the medieval style.

Several times during the Thrity Years War roving armies visited the town and took supplies and other items they needed. The first time this happed the residents decided to defend their city and not allow the armies to enter the town. They held the army at bay for three days before the troops entered to plunder and seek revenge against the unhospitable hosts.

During World War II approximately 40% of the city was damaged. Luckily people from around the world donated money to have the damaged portions of the wall rebuilt and the city restored.

2 comments:

  1. Love it here been two times so pretty and that night watchman
    Been around a while we first saw him nearly 12 years ago! !

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  2. great picture share, i like classical architecture building

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