Hi Frugalistas! I’m beginning what I hope will be a regular fixture – short articles featuring a destination or experience that hasn’t made it into a full post on frugal first class travel. To start with I’m thinking about winter in Europe. On a freezing cold December day we went on a visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Germany.
Rothenburg is situated on the Romantic Road in Southern Germany. With its medieval city wall and architecture it is the quintessential fairy tale town. Hansel and Gretel really could appear at any moment!
Of course, in winter it turns into a traditional German winter wonderland, complete with a small, but perfectly formed Christmas Market in the main square. The day we were there a local school choir performed at the market.
Christmas really did come to life.
Our visit to Rothenburg was made even more special for MissG as she made friends with some bilingual children in a snow covered park and got to try tobogganing for the first time. Despite the temperature being a freezing -15Centigrade it was impossible to drag her away!
At the end of the day, filled with Christmas cheer (read gluhwein and sausages from the Christmas market), and the excitement of making new friends, we hit a local restaurant. With Dad in the kitchen and Mum and their daughters serving, we were treated to an amazing meal of traditional German delicacies – goose breast, sauerkraut and dumplings. All washed down with local beer of course!
The perfect end to a perfect visit to Rothenburg.
Have you ever been to Rothenburg ob der Tauber? If so, did you go during the warmer months and get to go on a guided tour with the town crier?
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