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Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Germany, Hikes, History 3 years, 10 months ago
Before our visit to Nuremberg, when I thought of Nuremberg, the Nuremberg War Trials came to mind. But after our visit there, I will think of the many medieval bridges that criss-cross the city. We walked along the Pegnitz River slowly making our escape from the tourist area and crossed 8 or 9 medieval bridges, all uniquely decorated and with their own stories. Some bridges had apartments on top of them which people lived in. Nuremberg also boasted a town wall, with some parts of it being lived in by people. They too have re-purposed their moat, making skateboard parks and playgrounds in it.
Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Germany, Hikes, History, Interesting Natural Feature 3 years, 10 months ago
Nordlingen is an 1100 year old Bavarian town along the Romantic Road that was built inside a meteor crater. The meteorite impacted the area 14 million years ago, creating a 24km wide crater, called the Ries Crater. A few towns are built inside the crater, one of which is Nordlingen.
Posted by: budgettravel in Germany, Hikes, History, Interesting Natural Feature 3 years, 11 months ago
Our first weekend stop was at a colorful small Bavarian town named Mittenwald. Mittenwald caught my attention because of a hike on a see-through metal bridge high above the gorge Leutaschklamm at rather dizzying heights. I found this website to be helpful for our Leutaschklamm hike. The hike from Mittenwald town to Leutaschklamm was about 1 hour each way.
Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Germany, Hikes, History 3 years, 11 months ago
We stayed in Munich for a month. Of course, we visited Marienplatz, the main square of Munich since the 1100s. Back then, it held a market as well as other tournaments and celebrations. This is also where a very ornate clock tower (Glockenspiel) puts on a show two to three times a day. Just around the corner is Frauenkirche, a city cathedral dating back to the 12th century.