|Old world beauty of Rothenburg ob der Tauber|
|The Golden Rose in Rothenburg, Germany|
My hotel room is in a back building and I have the top floor,
|My little guest cottage at The Golden Rose|
|Interior of the Baumeisterhaus|
|My delicious lunch at Baumeisterhaus|
Then I went to see St. Jakob's Church (with the magnificent wood carving) and walk around the city. I love these walled towns; the first one I ever visited was York (and I was about to walk a portion of that wall) and the next was in China though I only saw that wall as we drove by it.
From my bedroom window, I can see the high part of the wall, which is covered. I climbed up to the Spital Bastion and walked the covered walkway a short distance. The Latin inscription over the gate says, "Peace to those who enter; Farewell to those who leave."
|Lovely hand-carved altar at St. Jakob's Church|
After my heavenly bath in a deep claw-footed tub, I intended to go to the wifi cafe I had found earlier in the day. Instead, there was a bar/restaurant (Taverna Marathon) so I stopped in for a glass of wine. The smells from the kitchen were so amazing that I ended up ordering stuffed peppers that were really awesome! The food I've had today has been the best on the entire trip!
|Snug little door in one of the city walls|
Tonight I'm going to take the 'Night Watchman' tour around the city. Highly recommended by every site I've visited including Rick Steves.