It was raining this morning as we had to say good-bye to Sandra and the Haus Katrin, after another excellent breakfast. We would definitely recommend this pension to anyone travelling to Salzburg.
We headed out on the Motorway – which became the Autobahn when we entered Germany. It rained quite heavily, but eventually stopped, settling into an overcast day. Harv enjoyed the speed of the traffic, cruising at about 140 km/hr and hitting a high of 200.
The fall foliage was wonderful – brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. And for those of you who know us, you will know that we are connoisseurs of fall foliage.
We arrived in Rothenburg ob der Tauber and after manoeuvring through the gate in the town wall and the narrow cobble-stone streets, Petula & Harvey deposited us at the Kreuzerhof Hotel. Walter, our host, met us and got us all settled in. We then set out to explore Rothenburg.
Rothenburg is Germany’s best-preserved medieval walled town. It was a major trading stop from 1150 – 1400 and today, exists as a tourist haven. However, despite the tourists, it’s charm is undeniable. Luckily, it appears that this is not the time of year for major tourist traffic, especially later in the day.
We just wandered around the town for a couple of hours, including a walk on the town wall. Around each corner was another amazing scene. Here are just a few of the 104 pictures I snapped.
For dinner, we stopped at a restaurant recommended by Walter. Debbie, Larry & I all had the pork ribs with salad while Harv ordered the sausage & sauerkraut (knowing that I will never offer sauerkraut once we are home). All of the dishes were great, as were the wine, beer and the skewer that a new friend of ours’ from Florida received. 🙂
We returned to the hotel to enjoy the sparkling wine provided by Walter & Heike.