Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria (4) – Street Views (Day Four)

One of Europe’s most medieval towns is so picturesque with its’ cobblestone streets and flower-filled window boxes.

One of many cobblestone roads with inviting eateries

Beautiful door frames

One of many quaint and colourful hotels

St. Blaise Chapel is located in the Burg garden.  The building contains a war memorial honouring the German soldiers who were killed in two world wars, with the names listed on the wall.

I always appreciate an ivy-covered wall

The Town Hall

Ratstrinkstube (City Councillors’ Tavern) located next door to the Town Hall

The window opens on the hour between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm and between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm to show the legendary “Meistertrunk” (Master Draught).  Legend has it that when the Catholic General Tilly threatened to plunder and destroy the Protestant city, he promised to spare the town if a Councillor can down 3 1/2 litres of wine in one draught.  The mayor stepped forward to perform the deed and a mechanical re-enactment of this event is shown during these times.

The many tourists in Markpl watching the legendary “Meistertrunk”

Leaving the walled town on Rodergasse

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