Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rothenburg and the German Wine Country


Guten Tag,  fine friends.... I have been working madly on our new (old barn) home (that's right, we are moving again) and have hardly had a chance to blog until now. I am so thrilled to share some pictures from my our recent trip to Rothenburg (pronounced Rotenburg). By the way, we missed bumping into Rick Steves by one day!
This picturesque and incredibly old Bavarian village is exactly how I imagined Germany would be before we moved here. It's quaint, colorful and charmingly crooked and looks like just like you stepped into a child's storybook. This popular little village was founded in 1195 and got it's name Rot (red) and burg (castle) from the reddish color of the bricks. I invite you to tour this adorable little village with me...
All of the windows were overflowing with incredible bursts of colorful flowers.
The picture above reminds me so much of Napa Valley, I felt right at home. 


Rothenburg is famous for making the Shneeballen (snowballs) below. This delectable pastry made of shortcrust pastry has been created by the people of Rothenburg for at least several hundred years. It is a must-try if you are ever visiting here. 

 I would have loved to have enjoyed a glass of wine at this sunny bistro....
 One of my favorite things about Rothenburg is the plethora of unique iron signage.

 This would look so perfect parked next to our red mini cooper...I think I need one (my husband is shaking his head no).



My absolute favorite part of the trip was bumping into some of my incredible readers... I mean, what are the odds?? My husband and I live quite a distance from Rothenburg, we were supposed to be in Metz that day, were off the beaten path, our new friends are from the mid-west and were only visiting Germany for 10 days and we have never met or spoken before! They were the nicest family and I sure hope we can keep in touch!
McKenzie, second from the right writes the blog birdfriend, check her out!
You can tell I am super stoked by the squinti-ness of my eyes. 

The next day my gorgeous friend Jackie and I enjoyed some wine tasting in the German wine country.
 We dined at a spectacular winery that looked straight off of a movie set and the portions of the tastings were the size of an American glass of wine. The servers couldn't have been more kind and welcoming and the food was de-lish! It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend. 
I hoped you enjoyed seeing our recent excursions! Off to work on the new place!

Until next time,



20 comments:

  1. Can't wiat to make it that way. Love all the pictures. What an adventure!

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    1. You have to make it!!! It is spectacular! The kids would like it too since it looks like Disneyland :)

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  2. I can't believe you are moving again! After nearly completing my unpacking of household goods, you are obviously tougher than I am, ha! It sounds gorgeous though, can't wait to see. Also, loved this posts pictures and how awesome to rendezvous with web friends!

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    1. I am crazy right??? I was thinking about it and I have painted 3 homes in the last year and am getting really tired of painting lol.... I still suck as much as I always do hahaha. How is Japan??

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  3. Thank you so so much for the tour! It really does look like a story book village! So very cool that you actually met a blogger in Germany!

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    1. Thank you so much LIsa?? How are you doing? Loving your new place??

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  4. Wow!! It's absolutely stunning!!! How exciting about seeing some of your readers!!! :) can't wait to see the barn!

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    1. Thank you Kristen! We are finally moving all of our big things tomorrow! So much painting to do! I am insane! I hope you are having an amazing day!!

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  5. Love the history. If you make it to Ulm, check out the crocked house. Oh and Coburg and Bamberg are beautiful old cities too!

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    1. Thank you so much Heidi!! I can't wait to check those places out!!!

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  6. Oh! Add Rothenberg to my list of "Places to See." Great photos of a gorgeous town!

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    1. You HAVE to check it out! I hope you have a fabulous day!

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  7. Few things...you are gorgeous! Your home looks amazing and I can't wait to see your new one! And I am so jealous of all your travels! xo

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    1. Oh Andrea thank you so much! YOU are stunning!! I love your new home! What an exciting time for both of us!!

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  8. You're just randomly moving to Germany?! Wow, how adventurous! Makes me have so many questions...why Germany? What will you two do for a living? Do either of you speak German? What do your families think about your move? I can't wait to see your new place!!

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    1. Hey there! My husband is in the military we are stationed here and I do design :) Our families miss us a ton but are so grateful that we are blessed with the ability to see the world. We speak enough to get around but are learning more every day! Being immersed in the culture sure helps a lot with learning the language! I really appreciate you stopping by and hope you have a very blessed day!

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  9. its really good collection of pics as i enjoyed lot after seeing all those pics...thanks for sharing such amazing moment at

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