Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

On our recent family holiday, we drove down from Frankfurt to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg is in northern Bavaria, and has a particularly well preserved medieval old town, and of interest to this blog, has its original walls.  These survived the end stages of the war due to an understanding on both sides of the historical value of the town.

We were not in town very long, but we did manage to see the town center, St. James, and walked a bit of the wall before we had to hurry on our way. I must say that I really wanted to work on a 10mm castle after seeing this town!

 Here are a few picture highlights for your Saturday perusal:
Pedestrian Gateway.  Check out that stone work, not as regular as you might think from looking at models.
St. James' doorway with inset smaller door
Narrow streets
Altar cover in St. James'.  Interesting for the costumes depicted aside from its beauty

Tower over the gate
Gun loop in the wall
Some lovely tile texture ideas here
Wall walk
This view of the wall shows how it has changed over the years, and that it probably had a fighting platform previously.
Wall with fall ivy
Cobblestones around an old well
I have some more of these if there is interest in any of the particular subjects.
 
Upcoming: faux-castles, a fortress, and the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum.

1 comment:

fireinthejungle said...

The cover of the original City Sate of the Invincible Overlord supplement is based on the plonlein in Rothenburg.

http://www.acaeum.com/jg/Item0010.html

I took a picture there one time, from the nearly the exact angle as on CSIO! Awesome town, I hope to go back some day.