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... band but actually a torture device, consisting of an iron cabinet with a hinged front and spike-covered interior, sufficiently tall to enclose a human being. There was even a cage in which they put bakers in that made their bread too small and dipped them in the river. The museum was fascinating and disturbing. We enjoyed it.
After the crime museum we found the stairs to the town wall and walked around it. There's a good view from ...
... The river was really neat to see, as were the houses. The view up from the valley floor was incredible as well. This was a quick little part of our day, but worth mentioning!
The other thing I forgot was the scariest part of our trip. That's only because I'm terrified of heights, Jonathan was fine. We climbed the tower of the town hall building to get the view at the top. I guess I didn't really know what we were getting ourselves into, but maybe the fact that only ...
So it's late afternoon on our first full day in Rothenburg. I didn't get to blog last night due to an experience we had with two Army reserve officers stationed in Germany, but I'll get to that.
Our four hour train ride from Heidelberg to Rothenburg with four different train switches was the least stressful train experience so far. We must be getting good at this! We left Heidelberg at about 7 AM and arrived in Rothenburg just after 11. Our room at our ...
... were there.
The other Markets we have been to had a different atmosphere, more authentic & less bustling.
We felt people were rushing & pushing past us here. It was still a great place to visit, but just not our favourite.
We climbed the 400+ steps to the top of the bell tower which was a test for the claustrophobes amongst us. It started as quite wide circular steps and just kept narrowing to small wooden steps. The last bit was a very tight ladder ...
... caught up on their travel adventures so far. The next day we started with swim in the wonderful pool and then toured Bayreuth and its forest in car and on foot with our local guide ( Volker) taking us to his childhood playground and ski / toboggan slopes and past the old family homes. Dinner at the oldest brewery in the world with ...