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The trip itinerary lists today’s stop as Wurzburg, but we took the optional excursion bus to nearby Rothenburg, the best preserved medieval town in Germany. A 1.5-mile wall surrounds the city. Just in case the wall wasn’t enough to keep enemies away, the wall builders employed scary faces as well:
The wall connects five medieval gates with guard towers dating from the 13th to 16th centuries.
Here’s another indication of the town’s medieval origin:
Typical German souvenirs were on display in the city’s shops:
And the local delicacy is the snowball, which was described as a dense, hard pastry:
We stopped at a little shop for Italian gelato but passed on the snowballs, which some of our fellow travelers said weren’t very good.