As I have visited Munich before, my friends who I was staying with decided that they would show me more of Bavaria instead. So early on Saturday morning we hit the autobahn and traveled up to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Everything along the autobahn was covered in snow which was spectacularly picturesque (although my photos don’t really do a good job of showing this). Along the way we stopped at a rest area so I could make a snowman.
In Rothenburg ob der Tauber we walked along the city’s wall, I tried to stand on a frozen lake, got snowballs thrown at me and brought Schneeball (snowballs) – a local sweet pastry. Rothenburg ob der Tauber reminded me of the cities that you build in Age of Empires and was a lot of fun to visit.
The next city we visited was Würzburg. This city was quite different to the previous places I have been in Germany as it had been heavily bombed in World War II and therefore the whole central city was new. Upon arrival in Würzburg we had did a short walk around the city and had dinner with a great local Franconia merlot wine.
The next morning we had breakfast as a quaint cafe which lots of soft couches and a piano in the corner. We then visited the Würzburger Residenz palace. This was amazing, the fresco on the roof of the main staircase is just breathtaking.
Following on from this we bought some gluhwein and watched the carnival parade. This was an interesting experience, we must have been in the 1% who weren’t in costume. To finish off our visit to Würzburg we climbed up to Festung Marienberg (Marienberg Fortress) overlooking to the city.
Our final city for the weekend was Nuremberg. Nuremberg is a lot larger than Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Würzburg. It was also very modern in the central city. We arrived quite late on the Sunday afternoon so we only saw a small portion of the old fortress and then walked around a bit of the old city. We then had the local Nürnberger Rostbratwurst for dinner, this was great, however, the service at the restaurant we ate at was terrible. This was partially made better by the fantastic desert which was basically stewed apple.
Finally we headed back to Munich for the night.