A night walk in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, the most authentic Medieval city in Europe! 夜间漫步在欧洲最真实的中世纪城市Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber!

归途法兰克福书展,我停在这个惊人的老村子散步,一些照片 🙂
Rothenburg ob der Tauber是德国巴伐利亚在“Mittelfranken的Ansbach”(中的Franconia)地区的一个城镇。以其保存完好的中世纪老城区而闻名,是来自世界各地游客的目的地。它是德国南部受欢迎的浪漫之路的一部分。Rothenburg是从中世纪的末到1803年的一个自由御的城市。于德语,它的名字意味着“Tauber上方的红色堡垒”。这是因为该镇位于俯瞰着Tauber河的高原上。

Entrance from the parking area 从停车场入口
Plönlein con
Plönlein with Sieberstor and Kobolzellertor Plönlein跟Sieberstor和Kobolzellertor
Plönlein with Sieberstor and Kobolzellertor-otherside, Plönlein跟Sieberstor和Kobolzellertor~另一边

关于Rothenburg名字,它来自德语的词“rot”(红)和“burg”(burgh,中世纪强化定居点),指的是俯瞰河流的房屋的屋顶的红色。这个名字也可能指浸渍亚麻的生产过程(德语词”rotten”)。
中世纪〜  正如你可以从这些数据推断的,村庄的宪法真的很古老:950年,现城堡花园的堰系统被Comburg-Rothenburg的伯爵建造。1070年,同样的伯爵在山顶上建立了Rothenburg城堡,位于Tauber河上方。

This village is probably the darkest I’ve ever seen! Only lanterns and shops lights to illuminate it…这个村是我见过的最黑的! 只有灯笼和商店灯照亮它…

访问Rothenburg的每个人都会知道“传奇的杯”的故事。它指出,在1631年,在“三十年”的战争期间,Rothenburg市长救出了他的城市,使其免遭破坏,  因为他对部队的大将赢下一场赌注,哪些想掠夺城市:他一口气一杯酒(3.25升)得喝。他成功了,城市得救了。来自世界各地吸引无数游客的9月重大的节“Der Meistertrunk”,是基于这个富有想象力的传奇。但是在古记事里,这个事件没有痕迹!事实上,它在十九世纪被捏造,唯一的目的是吸引新的游客。

A statue of St James Church一个圣詹姆斯教堂的雕像
St James massive church圣詹姆斯大教堂
St James’ huge gothic church 圣詹姆斯巨大的哥特式教堂

On the way back from the Frankfurt book fair, I stopped in this amazing old village for a walk and some shots 🙂
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of “Ansbach of Mittelfranken” (Middle Franconia), region of Bavaria, Germany. It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world.
It is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern Germany. Rothenburg was a Free Imperial City from the late Middle Ages to 1803.
The name means in German “Red fortress above the Tauber”. This is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River. As to the name “Rothenburg”, it comes from the German words rot (red) and burg (burgh, medieval fortified settlement), referring to the red colour of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river. The name may also refer to the process of retting (“rotten” in German) flax, for linen production.
Middle Ages~  as you can deduce from these data, the constitution of the village is really ancient:  in 950, the weir system in today’s castle garden was constructed by the Count of Comburg-Rothenburg. In 1070, the same Count built Rothenburg castle on the mountain top high in its current position.
Everyone visiting Rothenburg will know the story of the “Legendary Drink”. It states that in 1631, during the Thirty Years’ War, the mayor of Rothenburg rescued his city from destruction by winning a bet with the general of the troops, who were about to plunder the city: he had to drink up a wine stein (of 3.25 liters) in a single sip. He succeeded and the city was saved. The great September festival “Der Meistertrunk”, which attracts countless tourists every year from the world, is based on this imaginative legend. But in old chronicles there’s no trace of this event! In fact, it was pulled out of the air in the 1800s with the only aim to attract new visitors.

Stunning statues at St James Church – sorry for the low photo quality, but I guess I still did a good job, shooting with a smartphone and in the nighttime 🙂 圣詹姆斯教堂令人惊叹的雕像 – 对于低照片质量感到遗憾,但我想我仍然做得很好,用智能手机和夜晚:)

St George fountain and the Bavarian architecture 圣乔治喷泉和巴伐利亚建筑
St George fountain圣乔治喷泉
Town hall in Markplatz 市政厅在Markplatz
Singular roof of a house! 房子的特定屋顶!

 

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