Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg would hands down be my favorite picturesque German town. With cars generally not allowed in the town, it is easy to imagine yourself in times gone by with half-timbered houses along cobblestoned lanes.  The town is surrounded by walls with gate houses that give an unique and beautiful views of the valleys surrounding. Even though we have been several times, we always find something new.  While walking the wall we could have been the only ones in the whole town as it was so peaceful and quiet.

A step back in time

The town of Esslingen holds a unique market, the Medieval Market and Christmas Market.  In a background of half-timbered houses the merchants offers goods for sales just as they did hundreds of years ago. Items ranging from wooden toys to herbs and honey mead. Craftsmen like blacksmith, basket-makers and felt-makers. There is also various artists and street performers.