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Stop 3: On our way to RodT. Stopped quickly in the nicely named Dinkelsbuehl which was lovely. Rothenburg definitely lived up to its recommendation of being the place not to miss on the romantic road. This place is straight out of a German Christmas card. It was a bit of a stress finding the B&B as there were some streets that cars weren't allowed down - eventually we ...
... He was hysterical. He had a really dry, dark sense of humor with a slow delivery. We knew immediately that he would be extremely entertaining. There were about 40-50 people walking the dark city streets at night following a dark-robed man.
Stuff we learned on the Nightwatchman Tour:
There used to be about 6 Nightwatchmen in the city whose duties were to: light streetlamps, check that all doors are locked, keep watch for fires, ...
... owned.. a little girl brought us out our food. Our food was delicious! After dinner we did a night tour of Rothenburg with a "night watchman." He explained the history of the town and walked us through several parts of town we hadn't seen yet. It was very entertaining and very interesting. This place is amazing now and we are sure at Christmas time it is just ...
... able to walk up and look down at the town. It was also fun looking in the windows of all the shops. We enjoyed a nice dinner before heading back to the hotel and Darin went home. We can't thank Darin enough for how gracious and awesome he was to us!! We enjoyed our time with him. We would also like to let our family know we are thinking about them and Linda Kalb during the Walk to Defeat ALS. We love ...
... t look quite... right. As I
gazed at the castle I realised it was covered in scaffolding!
Nooooooooo! My picture perfect castle was one big pile of scaffold!!
We went to inquire about tours and to check out the horse ride to the
top. My vision of Tom and I gently trotting through the snow to the
fairytale castle was slowly self destructing as we realised that the
horse drivers smoke and have a cranky attitude and ram up to 14 people
at once ...