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Bavaria (Germany)---September 25-October 2, 2019, first leg of our German trip
We left Prague on a coach heading straight to Nuremberg, Germany. The day was rainy but we got some good views of the German countryside as we left Czech Republic and entered eastern Bavaria. Our daughter, who has traveled in Germany several times, urged us to visit Nuremberg not only for its Nazi history, for which the town is well known, but for its awesome medieval old town. She was right not only did the Nazi Documentation Museum knock our socks off but so did its old town, with its rebuilt cathedrals and bridges.
|Medieval tower. Our first shot of old town Nuremberg|
|Old town Nuremberg has a vibrant open-air market. Here Kathy and I are admiring the flowers.|
|A River ran through the middle of town. Pictured is the old hospital (I think)|
|I couldn't keep track of the names of all the lovely cathedrals. The largest was St. Lawrence.|
|Much of St. Lawrence was destroyed during bombings from WWII but the art and the stained glass was removed a head of time and so was spared. It is amazing how authentic the rebuilt portions look.|
|An old street of medieval homes not destroyed by bombs.|
|View from the oldest metal cable bridge in continental Europe|
|It was raining but we didn't care. The sights were so good we all had to take photos. Isn't this a funny photo?|
|Bust of Hitler in the Nazi Documentation Museum|
|Shingles of names of Holocaust victims litter a railroad track. A reminder of the horrors of Hitler's policies.|
|Tom is standing where Hitler stood when he addresses the masses of party members in the zeppelin field, now used for parking and a sports field. It was an eerie, surreal experience.|
We rented a car for the next leg of our journey and left Nuremberg en route to the Romantic Road. First stop, Wurzburg to see the Residence Hall built by the Prince-Bishop in the 1700s. It is huge, over-the-top example of German baroque and rococo styling. It is now considered a UNESCO Heritage sight.
|Wurzburg Residence. We weren't allowed to take photos inside. Go to the Internet and check it out for yourself. Amazing.|
|A charming old mill seen on the Romantic Road|
Since Rita's first trip to Germany she has been singing the praises of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. It is a romantic medieval village with 90% of the original wall still intact. We were charmed.
|Our charming bedroom in Rothenburg|
|View of Old Town square|
|Part of the old wall|
|Night Watchman's tour, Rothenburg|
|Spectacular sunset over the cathedral in Rothenburg|
|Nighttime was a magical time in Rothenburg|
We had such a wonderful time in Germany. I will post the second half of our German trip in another post so I won't overwhelm you with another 25 pictures.