Käthe Wohlfahrt, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany

Truly Scrumptious, Rothenburg ob der Tauber

In En-Route, Europe, Galleries, Germany, Our Journeys, Trip-Types, World Travel by Gary

If you are looking for a Bavarian paradise

Look no further than Rothenburg ob der Tauber

This is the place of childhood dreams.  Although in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Potts children would not have thought so.  The ‘Child-Catcher’ captured  them here.  It would be fair to say the town looks better today than in 1968.  (Some scenes were filmed in the town).

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is on the Romantic Road

So if you are venturing on a road trip like us and you are looking for a bit of magic this is certainly worth a visit.

Street after cobblestoned street the architecture is stunning as it really is like stepping back in time.  As a result, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is renowned for its medieval centre  encircled by 1.5 miles of undamaged 14th century galleried town wall, with its 42 gates and towers.
The Rathaus (town hall) and market square are surrounded by wonderful specimens of half-timbered buildings.  The Käthe Wohlfahrt store is definitely worth a visit and will transport you to Christmas whatever time of year it is.

Also keep an eye out for the Rothenburger Schneeballen (snowball cake).  A word of warning though because it will be messy.

Finally, for more detail, try the Rothenburg Tourism Service.


And now the gallery

The technical bits

Shot on a Canon EOS 1Ds-MkIII, with the 24-70mm f/2.8L lens attached.

As always images are catalogued in Adobe Lightroom, before being processed in Adobe Photoshop to correct the Raw images.  The images we processed in Photomatix by HRDSoft.  As always I aim to create an image that reflects the feel of the scene.  In this case it’s very much a chocolate box feel – too much?

As always, any questions about individual images, techniques or even Rothenburg ob der Tauber itself, just ask – here to help.

Inspired to visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber?

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Visited Rothenburg ob der Tauber? Followed the Romantic route, or Romantische Straße to Füssen?

About the Author

Gary

Gary, the co-founder of Our World for You, was born and raised in London. An IT guy who likes to takes snaps. Along with Janis his partner, they have been travelling part time since 1995. In 2016, over a Sherry in Seville, they decided that enough was enough with suits. The decision was made to take their knowledge and experience to create a blog to inspire others to travel the world near and far.

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