Germany was a quick add-on to a longer trip. It included overnight stays in Rüdesheim, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bamberg, and Munich. Rüdesheim was a perfect base for a day tour on a Rhein riverboat, passing vineyards and castles. The cable car ride gives spectacular views of the area. Unfortunately the monument at the top was under scaffolding for reconstruction. 

Rothenburg ob der Tauber was best seen after the tour crowds go home. It was celebrating an historical event and townspeople were seen in costume for the play performed nightly. I fell in love with the store signs as my photos show. 

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