Hi! Rothenburg was not actually a planned visit, but as we were driving south to Legoland I realized how close it was and thought that it would be a shame not to stop by on the way back. Stopping in Rothenburg was also a good stopping point for us because it was the halfway point of our drive. I have actually been to Rothenburg before on my Honeymoon, but that was almost 21 years ago. So strange to say that because I barely feel over 25 except for the extra few aches and pains in my joints, but not sure how much of that is due to age or Lupus. Normally, we would spend Sunday morning at church, but we rented a small apartment out in the middle of nowhere and so we didn't really have a congregation nearby to attend. After taking our time getting up and out the door, we drove the 90 minutes to Rothenburg. The kids found a playground by our parking spot, so we played there first before walking into the old city. Yes, Rothenburg is super touristy, but it is one of the best-preserved cities of Medival architecture. If you are visiting Germany and would like to buy that Nutcracker, cuckoo clock, or Christmas decoration than Rothenburg it the place to do it. You won't find it hard to find a good meal as there are many restaurants and cafes filled with delicious food. Try a Snowball which is a fried pastry dough covered in powder sugar, chocolate, or a variety of other flavors. When I was there with the husband we climbed to the top of the town hall. While it is a tight squeeze at the top, you will have a beautiful view of the city and land surrounding the city. Visit St. Jakob's Church and see the wood carving of the last supper. The wood carvings inside the church are pretty wonderful to see and are sadly are a lost art form today.
this is a mini version of the snowball