Declared a Free Imperial City in 1274, Rothenburg's prosperity was abruptly ended by the Thirty Years War (1618-48), after which it became a principal backwater, an architectural "Sleeping Beauty" whose historic value was only recognised again during the 19th C.
Season of Canola or Grape Seed.
The wall surrounding the city, postage stamp and tiled roofs.
The medieval fortifications still surround the city.
Beautiful Tudor style woodwork on the buildings.
Several gates are used to enter the city.
"Snow Balls" are left over pastry, rolled into balls, baked and then dusted in icing sugar, chocolate and various coatings.
The beautiful town of Wurzburg known for it's light white Franconian wines.
The ship was docked here to pick us up from our afternoon tour to Rothenberg.
500 year old Main bridge over the River Main.
Kappele (Little) Chapel
High on the hill is the Marienberg Fortress that served as the residence of the bishop of Wurzburg until the 18th C.
Watching the world float by as we sit on our balcony with a cup of tea.
Watching the sun go down on the River Main, Germany.
The flowers growing wild on the sides of the loch.