Today, we made a stop to the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
A popular stop on the romantic road in Germany.
It is well-known for it’s middle age appeal and dates back to 950AD.
“Rothenburg held a special significance for Nazi ideologists. For them, it was the epitome of the German ‘Home Town’, representing all that was quintessentially German.
Throughout the 1930s the Nazi organisation “KDF” (“Kraft durch Freude”) Strength through Joy organized regular day trips to Rothenburg from all across the Reich. This initiative was staunchly supported by Rothenburg’s citizenry – many of whom were sympathetic to National Socialism – both for its perceived economic benefits and because Rothenburg was hailed as “the most German of German towns”.
In October 1938 Rothenburg expelled its Jewish citizens, much to the approval of Nazis and their supporters across Germany.”
There is a heavy influence in this area as Christmas markets are in full swing in this idyllic town.
A ton of movies have been filmed in Rothenburg including parts of Harry Potter.
It is just sheer beauty here right now as spring has sprung!
Rothenburg had several unique bakeries with flavorless items.
Prior to our stop in Rothenburg we visited Harburg Castle. It was a unique look at medieval life in another area of Bavaria.
Back to Munich, where I shot this gate from a moving bus!