Slightly belated post to record our recent visit out to Nuremberg to spend a long weekend with Richard and Colette. We like Germany (hardly surprising really considering the number of years we lived there and the fact that all of the children were born there) and we especially like Nuremberg, which seems to have everything going for it – great architecture, beer and bratwurst!
Once again we elected to fly from Stansted which, although not the most accessible airport from Gloucestershire, has the twin advantages of taking us direct to Nuremberg and offering the cheapest flights.
On the Saturday Richard kindly drove us the 60+ miles to Rothenberg ob der Tauber, a well-preserved medieval walled town which Denise (heavily pregnant) and I last visited in 1982 with my parents. Unsurprisingly it hadn’t changed much; perhaps there was rather more of the ‘Disney’ feel about the place this time, but nevertheless we enjoyed a wander around the town soaking up a bit of spring sunshine whilst Richard lived out one of his ‘Teddy’ fantasies – try dribbling all over that one mate!
The next day we trooped off in the opposite direction towards the Czech border just north east of Bayreuth. Lovely walk, more sunshine, good food and a cooling radler in a great little gaststätte way up in the forest.
On Monday Denise and I explored the Nuremberg alt stadt whilst Colette and Richard got on with earning a living; this is what retirement is really all about!
Thanks both for making us so welcome. As Arnie says …… we’ll be back!