Hotel Schwarzacher Hof
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... where you can see red-tiled roofs and towers in the background. We saw many towers including Siebers Tower which is a popular place to take photos. After all the walking, we got thirsty and stopped at a nice little pub and finally back to the hotel for dinner. The hotel restaurant was good and the owner makes the beer there. After a big meal and sampling all the house beers, the dark, pils and the hefeweizen I was done! It was a nice day in Rothenburg!
... sure how the elderly here drink that. I guess if it is good for your health it would be worth it though. I found it fascinating to watch the water flow out of it and follow down its path, staining the ground orange as it went. The walk finished back in the town, we ate lunch, and then headed back to Prague!
Overall, it was a nice and relaxing weekend. I got to meet some new students from ...
... valley and town. There is of course plenty of guard rails that prevent any chance of a fall. But, when your that high up with winds gusting to 50mph, with an established fear of heights, its a bit scary. You can see the fear in my eyes in the pictures that Jonathan took of me. 4-5 minutes up there was enough, and then down we went!
It's the morning of our last day here, and we're about to grab breakfast at our B&B. After a quick walk on the wall were headed to ...
... our burritos that we had in Heidelberg looked more like pita pocket sandwiches and our eggrolls that we had in Rothenburg looked more like burritos. Who cares, they were all delicious!
Next we continued wandering about town and were immediately hit with a Christmas explosion! Even though this is a truly medieval town with most of the buildings that we see having been in place sine 1400, their main industry now is tourism. About two thirds of the people ...
... 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 ...