Uncategorized Rothenburg II July 23, 2014 admin Leave a comment Alex and I started the day by walking around the city walls, all of them which was great. Rothenburg is an ancient city that is amazingly well preserved. I love walking on city walls. This photo of Alex tries to show how small and narrow the walkways of the city walls are. I had to walk a bit stooped the entire time. A view from the city walls. Here is a photo showing one of the many towers throughout the city. While walking on the city walls was great, walking throughout the city center was also fun. A nice view of the city from just outside the city walls. We visited the Crime History museum and it was a good time. Some gruesome torture instruments were on display with relatively graphic detail about the use of each. Quite a bit of history on witchcraft trials which I though only occurred in the USA plus quite a bit of information about medieval justice. Alex is very fortunate not to have been born in the Middle Ages. The high school group David traveled was so large that they split into two bands, each performing separately. There was also a jazz band and a choir. Both the main bands were excellent and the jazz band was top notch as well. The choir, I thought, stole the show as they performed in a church that dated back to 1291 and the acoustics were amazing. They performed for about 50 minutes and were superb. Unfortunately my two photos from inside the church did not turn out. David preparing to perform. The highlight of the day and one of the highlights of the entire trip thus far was the Night Watchman’s Tour. It lasted one hour and was simply excellent. One nitpick I had with Rothenburg was the lack of displaying or presenting its history. The Night Watchman more than made up for this by conducting a terrific tour of the city, mixing history and humor. Alex loved it as well. A solo shot of the Night Watchman. I gave him a tip and bought the DVD. A perfect way to end the day!