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.

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One of many cobblestone roads with inviting eateries

 

 

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Beautiful door frames

 

 

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One of many quaint and colourful hotels

 

 

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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.

 

 

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I always appreciate an ivy-covered wall

 

 

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The Town Hall

 

 

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

 

 

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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.

 

 

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The many tourists in Markpl watching the legendary “Meistertrunk”

 

 

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Leaving the walled town on Rodergasse

 

 

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