Jul 04, 2010
. 5 minutes late we lost the Romantic Road and then found it again and then lost it again. This Romantic Road was turning into the ‘Annoying Road from hell’. We had enough of that and just punched ‘Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber’ into our GPS...HeMan will guide the way! Rothenburg is such a gorgeous little town with its 13th century city walls still intact. We didn’t see that many young people – more oldies from the UK or the States. We spent a bit of time at ‘Kӓthe Wohlfahrt’ shop. It’s a massive shop with Christmas everything! Very expensive but a lot of unique, handmade decorations and ornaments. The shop smelt like Christmas! I was so excited! As we were paying for our purchases, Trav asked the lady what was in the ‘Kӓthe Wohlfahrt’ shop across the road. She said it was another shop but bigger with the Christmas museum on the second floor. I’m sorry...rewind....did you say bigger?! And of course I wanted to go in the BIGGER Christmas shop! In this shop they had a few Christmas displays set up, huge Christmas trees and soooo many lights....little fairy lights everywhere! I was skipping and twirling around...almost took out a few oldies (hey Jess...remember that time we went shopping and I kicked the 9 pack of toilet paper to ya and they burst opened and rolled everyone? I got one of those looks from an old lady). We went to the Christmas Museum upstairs. It was interesting and showed us what Christmas ornaments looked like back in the days. We were only going to spend a few hours at Rothenburg but loved it that much that we stayed the night. Found a small campsite about 5 minutes away and had tea at a local restaurant.
Leaving Munich, we decided to head towards Hamburg way via the 'Romantische Strasse' AKA the ‘Romantic Road’. It’s 290km long which goes from Füssen to Würzberg and its at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, passes through untouched medieval villages and towns that are 2000 years old. So as you can imagine, its meant to be a nice drive with some pretty spectacular views. Trav driving and me navigating. That was mistake one...Kel navigating! I’m lucky to get to and from work without getting lost! Those who know me, I don’t have a great sense of direction. The first hour was a breeze. We were on the right path, had great views, passing through cute little towns. After that we realised we were heading South instead of North...damn it. Turned around and started again. It worked out well as I was able to take pictures of the other side of the road. We found a nice cafe in a small town and stopped for coffee and lunch. This place made the best pretzels ever...crunchy outside and soft inside. After lunch we were back on the ‘Romantic Road’