Monday, May 12, 2014

Stepping Back in Time in Rothenberg, Germany

Half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets...paths that lead outside the city walls and into the valley below. These are just a few of the things that make you feel as if you've stepped back in time in Rothenberg, Germany.

Founded in 1170 (the same year building began on the castle), Rothenberg's Medieval charm attracts tourists from around the world. There are plenty of stores to shop in, including Kathe Wohlfahrt for those who love Christmas, cuckoo clocks and other decor. Of course, good food can be found throughout town, but my favorite activity in Rothenberg was walking the path down into the valley or through the garden.

The peaceful countryside, the 800-year old walls and perhaps the knowledge of people walking those same paths and cobblestone streets for centuries before me beckoned me to explore further. It's easy to see how this small, romantic town leads visitors to fall in love with it time and again. One day was not enough, and I'm thankful to know that I will walk those same paths and streets again soon.

Today I'm Linking Up With:
Memories by the Mile Treasure Box Tuesday
Kathe with an E You're Gonna Love it Tuesday
VMG206 Brag About it Tuesday Link Party 


  1. I was there *koff, koff* years ago when my oldest was just a baby! You're bringing back some really good memories. Thanks, Mary for "taking me along" on your tour.

  2. Mary this is so gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Awesome pictures.... Wow !! Thanks for sharing Mary....

  4. Gorgeous!! ♥ Thanks for these fantastic pictures. I'm in Germany but unfortunately never visited Rothenburg up to now. I'm dreaming of it already for a long time and one day I really have to go there!
    Greetings, Nata

  5. What a lovely place to visit. Thanks so much for sharing these.

  6. Hi Mary, I was thinking about you today. I hope all is well with you and miss you. Are you still crocheting? I have been making a lot of thing lately. Take care and enjoy the holidays and Merry Christmas.
    Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle