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2016 - Day Two

Frankfurt to Nurnburg

After a pretty good night's kip and breakfast, we set off southwards towards Heidelberg and the Castles Route.

To describe it as a nightmare might be too extreme but the roads were packed and we made hardly any progress. In hindsight the autobahn for the first leg would have been better.

The stop in Heidelburg found us parked on the side of the Neckar river a few hundred yards from the scenic bridge. We walked up into the university square and into a kind of rec building where we bought an ice cream. Here the Burg or castle is high up overlooking the town.

Heidelburg Bridge

Heidelburg Bridge

Heidelburg Castle

Heidelburg Castle

Heidelburg Art

Heidelburg Art

Heidelburg Mice

Heidelburg Mice

They have a funicular to get to it. We gave that a miss and expended a few megabytes on some pix of it (poor) and some other scenic bits.

I also saw they had a branch of Claire's favourite shop - Käthe Wohlfahrt. Didn't go in just took a pic.

Käthe Wohlfahrt

Käthe Wohlfahrt

From Heidelberg we headed along the Castles Route. As before most were very difficult to see or stop at.

The TomTom route took us to Rothenburg an der Tauber. Here we took a small detour to see if we could get some scenic pix.

We arrived at a gatehouse with some one way system that looked like chaos would ensue in England but the locals managed it seamlessly.

We took some photos before we got back on the road to our second overnight stop in the B&B Hotel in the city centre.

Rothenburg an der Tauber

Rothenburg an der Tauber

Rothenburg an der Tauber

Rothenburg an der Tauber

The hotel was easy enough to find right outside the city walls.

We were able to park in back of the hotel. Once washed and dressed we set off in search of a beer and some nosh.

This proved more difficult than expected as the kiosks seemed to do food but not beer. Times must have changed. Once we got a beer it was then too late for the sausage stands. Seems they shut up around 8pm!

After some walking we found a bar with outside seating. We opted to eat in. Once we had ordered our schnitzels and beers Neill noticed that there weren't many women clientele, there was one. And some of the blokes were very close and cuddly. Didn't affect the food or beer.

Back at the hotel and on WiFi we Googled it. Confirming it was a gay bar. Another experience in life. Linked ----- >

We had a bit of Nazi history day planned for the next day. We aren't that way inclined but when in......

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