Friday, 31 August 2012

Rothenburg pictures.

I forget that I was going to post some more pics from my holiday (which is already feeling like a distant memory!). These are all taken in Rothenburg - a truly beautiful medieval town, with walls surrounding the late medieval style buildings. It's heavily rebuilt as it was before the war, when Allied bombing destroyed much of the original buildings and it's now a tourist venue and whilst it does sometimes feel like a pseudo-Disneyland setting, it does retain a real charm and we spent a couple of lovely days looking around.




The jewel from a military perspective, apart from the defensive walls and towers, is the Reichstadtmuseum. This is cited in the old monastry buildings and has a good collection of arms and armour items, stretching from iron age to the Thirty Years War. I purchased a photography pass (only 3 euro) to allow me to take what I wanted, which I'd recommend if you ever visit. Some items were tricky to get due to the glass cabinets, but they do publish an arms catalogue.

These are the medieval highlights for me. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but there are some remarkably well preserved swords and daggers, in quantities that I'd not seen before outside of a state armoury collection.
















7 comments:

Stephen said...

Great photos. I must go there!

Hendrid said...

Grand set of photo's, look great. Thanks for sharing.

Ray Rousell said...

Excellent pics!!!

Bishop Lord said...

WOW. Thanks for posting.

Jason.

Lasgunpacker said...

Excellent pictures. As it happens, the family and I are off to Rothenburg next month, but only for a quick visit, so no chance to go to the museum. Thanks for posting these.

pancerni said...

Thanks for the museum photos, they really show some of the exhigits well. Rothenburg is such a neat town to visit. Have you been there on a on 'Goatherd' day.... the celebration of the agreement not to raze the city after the walls were breached back in the 30 Years War?

Sir Tobi said...

Hi Simon, many thanks. Actually, I'm living only one hours drive away from Rothenburg and while of course I was there very often, I never have visited the museum. Due to your pictures this will now change. Thanks again and best regards, Tobi