History and fun in Nuremberg

Part two of our little getaway was just as fun as the first day in Rothenberg. We had three days to explore Nuremberg and the weather prediction for the last two days was to be rainy and/or snowy, so that means we started off our trip with our one nice day at the zoo!

Tiergarten Nurnberg was really great! I planned to rent a wagon for the day, and it halfway worked out. My wonderful plan was to pull Brock around and not have to wear him for the whole day. But he was a bit tired from the late night before and cranky so I ended up pulling an empty wagon and wearing him about half the day 😕.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

There was no way I was going to sit home for 3 months without traveling just because I would have to do it alone. I looked into quite a few options but in the end decided to pick someplace I could easily drive to and someplace with plenty of “kid friendly” activities. I figured the best way to keep my sanity was to keep Brock happy which means fewer castles and museums and more playgrounds and places to run around. With a tip from a friend I landed on Nuremberg, but as I looked at the map I realized not too far from there was Rothenburg ob der Tauber and simply had to add a day to the trip :).

I couldn’t have planned a better trip! I absolutely loved Rothenburg and am so glad we had a day there! The old part of town is surrounded by the original medieval walls with 4 access gates that date to the 1300’s. It is not uncommon to see city walls like this but it is pretty rare for the wall to be standing in its entirety and safe enough for visitors to climb the steps and walk the length of the wall.  Continue reading