Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany – Home of the Night Watchman’s Walking Tour

Next up was Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg is Germany’s best-preserved medieval walled town. Upon arriving in town and finally finding our hotel (it took us a while, the address was very confusing), we set out for the Night Watchman’s Tour. This was easily the most entertaining tour of the trip! The Nightwatchman lights his lamp and takes people on the rounds he would have done in medieval times. He was really entertaining and I highly recommend joining this tour if you are ever in the Rothenburg area. And yes, it was chilly that night.

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Below is the restaurant that the Night Watchman recommended. I believe the name translates to “Hell.” We had soup and wine. It was perfect for a cool evening.

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The next day, we set out to explore the town. Along with its wall and Night Watchman, Rothenburg is known for its year round Christmas shops. So of course we had to do some Christmas ornament shopping while we were there.

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The house below is one of the few in town that still has the old fashioned door bell. It is the black device to the left of the front door. It worked until recently when they had to disable it because tourists would not stop ringing it.

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So many Christmas shops!!

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The pastries below are schneeballen (snowball in English). They are made from shortcrust pastry and have a diameter of about 8-10 centimeters. They are traditionally decorated with powdered sugar. We had them..very delicious but they are so rich I could only eat a few bites.

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Rothenburg has a torture museum. Who knew there were so many ways to torture people? Kind of scary, actually.

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I found my knight in shining armor in Rothenburg.

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