Thursday, May 17 - Speyer and Rothenberg Germany
We spent a good amount of time on the bus today after we left Bacharach for Rothenberg Germany. By the way, Rothenberg is pronounced as Wrote-in-borg. We did make a short stop in Speyer Germany. Speyer (pronounced Spire) is where the conflict between Pope Gregory and King Henry IV occurred centuries ago. There is a very large Romanesque church there along with a wide, pedestrian friendly street running from the church through the town. We got a quick lunch here before heading back to the bus to continue our ride to Rothenberg.
We arrived in Rothenberg early in the afternoon on Thursday and had a few hours to explore the town before our evening meal. There are a number of towers around the town, including the one in the photo below. One of the things we noticed especially about Rothenberg was how clean the town was. There was no loose litter blowing around the streets, no overflowing trashcans, no graffiti that I can remember seeing on any of the buildings. Just a very nice and clean little town.