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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

On Easter Sunday we took a lazy afternoon trip over to the historic city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.  It’s one of the cooler cities that I’ve been to here, and judging by the hordes of guidebook carrying tourists of all nationalities, I’m not alone in my thinking.

A cool old wall surrounds the town, which after climbing a flight of stairs, one can walk around on and enjoy a rooftop view across the city.  Anywhere one looked, cool old towers were rising into the sky.  Cobble stone streets and colorful old buildings finished up the mood.

HIstoric city Wall and guard towers, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Historic stone tower, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Cobble stone city square, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Walkway along historic stone wall, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Historic stone tower, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Cobble stone street, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany

Hohenstein

Hohenstein is the highest point in the area so I thought I would head there after wandering around in the snowy forest on Wednesday afternoon. Hiking through knee deep snow up the path to the castle the world became thoroughly cold and the sun vanished behind the clouds as the the next snow flurry settled in. I could see Auerbach off in the distance, nice and bright and sunny. Soon enough, but not after nicely frozen hands, the sun was back out again for a few fleeting moments before winter once again took over.

Panoramic stock photography: sunset on snowy winter landscape, Bavaria, Germany

Germany stock photography: Burg Hohenstein castle in winter, Mittelfranken - Bavaria, Germany

Snow flurries taking over the landscape again…
Panoramic stock photography: snowy winter landscape, Bavaria, Germany

Burg Hohenstein

Burg Hohenstein castle, Mittelfranken - franconia, Germany

Warm winter light on a cold winter day at Hohenstein a few weeks back.

Ice Cave

Was doing some cruising around the Fränkische Schweiz (franconian Switzerland) the other week and came across this. Not anything super interesting, but for someone who spent the first 24 years of his life in Southern California, it’s kinda cool. Almost stood up too quickly and impaled myself on one of the icicles.

German landscape stock photo: Icicles in limestone cave, Franconian Switzerland, Bavaria, Germany