Sunday, 4 June 2017

Lovely Bavarian Villages

We had a less busy day today but still managed to visit three beautiful villages in Bavaria.

First was Donauworth.  Beware: German villages are all closed on a Sunday!  All shops were closed and only the odd bakery and cafe were open.









We visited the Kathe Kruse Doll Museum, no photos but enjoyed the displays,.


Next was a visit to Harburg Castle.  This is our first view from the road.




The castle has been occupied since the early 11th century, the home of the Oettingen family for 700 years.





Lovely flowers.


Beautiful views from high up on the castle walls.




Helen at the wishing well.


Down in the village, we had apple tart and a hot chocolate.



Next town was Nordlingen, a medieval walled town built in the circular valley of an ancient meteorite impact crater.


This is the Marktplatz.


The Cathedral has a very tall tower.


Inside the ceilings soared up and up.


The decorations are magnificent, especially on this huge organ.



These knightly heraldic medallions are amazing.




The high altar.



Gates into the walled town.






Lovely day in this beautiful part of the world.



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