Germany and Austria--November '91
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
|Although Germany's ICE and
similar high speed trains throughout Europe are comfortable and fast, everyone
needs to travel on the small second class trains that connect the small
towns. On these, you can still pull down the window and stick your head out
and see the countryside go by. On the new trains, sometimes you have to look
out the window to let the blur assure you that you're not on a plane.
||Wandering up and down the
streets of Rothenburg can be a great pastime in the off season when the shops
are not so crowded. You can wander in and talk to the owners without having
to rush. After 4:00 or 5:00 each day, the town switches into a less frantic
mode and quiet wandering is possible.
|Rothenburg presents so many
different photo ops that sometimes we almost miss them. We probably have dozens
of pictures of the kids with their heads stuck through the stocks at the
Kriminalmuseum, but this is the only one we have that's taken through the
stocks. The Kriminalmuseum is one of the best of its kind in all of our Europe.
It's three floors document social and legal justice in the Europe of the
||The Christmas Market is extremely
big business in Rothenburg. Each year, we are in the town on the Thursday
and Friday before the market officially begins on Saturday. It's fun to
watch all the vendors making preparations for the shopping frenzy that they
hope will occur during the next three weeks or so. Most of the vendors are
not so busy that they aren't willing to make an early sale.
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