WE decided it was not worth going inside after seeing how small it was outside. The house is unique in architecture, and who knows about the museum? It is located in a cluster of houses and buildings that also has the city museum and Spitalkirche. It has visual display of the 15 mile circular crater that created the region depression, and a theory...more
This museum is inside the tower of Lopsinger. It goes up four floors and is narrow on each level. The displays are somewhat good, but some also are just "filler" for the museum. Either way, for 2-3 Euro, it is worth dropping by 10-5 daily to take a peek. Entry is from the wall that passes through the towermore
The church was built between 1427 and 1505 under the supervision of Nikolas Eseler, and then the tower was added in 1452. The tower is 90 meters (about 270 feet), has 350 steps, and the name of Daniel is for the Bible Daniel we all know. The lange is 93 meters-240 feet and 20 meters wide. There are three naves being held up be huge columns. The...more
We found the Salvator Church while we were in search of a restaurant. We had already climbed the tower of the St. George’s Church in the center of town and really were not aware of this other church, which is closer to the wall. The exterior façade was very plain and it was only later in the day as we were walking the wall that we saw the back of...more
The Rosarium is a pretty little rose garden next to the city wall in Nördlingen and not too far from the Berger Tor and the miniature golf course. I didn’t know about it until we started walking around trying to find the brewery restaurant that wasn’t open. I saw signs and followed them, leading me through a small gate in the wall that opened up to...more
Nördlingen is one of only three old medieval cities in Germany with an almost completely intact city wall (the other two being Dinkelsbühl and Rothenberg o.d. Tauber). It is pleasant to stroll around the wall and get a full view of the city. In most parts of the wall, it is a covered pathway – you are up high on the wall, but there is a roof that...more
St. George’s Church is the large Lutheran church in the center of town. This late-Gothic style church was built by the same architect that built the St. George Church in Dinkelsbühl. The interior is not as grand as other churches in Bavaria, but it is unique. I have never seen a church that had so many bronze shields on display, each with an animal...more
Daniel is the west tower of St. George’s Church in the center of Nördlingen. It can be accessed from outside the church to the right of the church entrance. The sign outside the tower entrance lists the fees associated with climbing the tower: €2,50 for adults, €1,70 for children. Unlike most places that have tower climbs, there was no one on the...more
The main thing what tourists pay attention: excellent condition of all without exception of medieval houses which were under construction of traditional materials - natural bricks and building waste. All support and overlappings were from a tree. The design of fahwerk is characteristic as a whole for houses.more
We had a very delicious meal at Café Viola – while it wasn’t our first choice for lunch (the brewery we had hoped to visit was closed for the season), I am very glad we found this restaurant. The décor was more modern than most restaurants in small German towns and on this rainy day we were the only ones in the place. So we chose a table for two...more
in many villages and smaller cities you can find resturants that offer tagesessen.todays dish. only mon-firday from 11 to 2 pm. ususally 6 euro or less for a 3 or more course lunch that normally would cost at least 2-5 euro more. most places post sign or menu stating tages essen. or ask a locol where one is.more
This is a beer garden so they sport the normal Bavarian fare and large beers, .5 liters or 1 liters. This place was requested by the Nightwatchman of the bell tower in the cathedral in the center of Nordligen. Climb the 100 something stairs of the tower and ask him where his favorite beer garden is. When I did this he walked over to one of many...more
I added this map to give you a better idea where Nördlingen is. It is in Bavaria in the centre of a triangle formed by Nuernberg, Stuttgart and Augsburg, on the ridge of the Swabian and Fraconian Alb.The town can be reached via the 'Romantic Road' Wuerzburg - Augsburg, or the A 7 motorway (Wuerzburg -Ulm) as well as the main roads from Stuttgart...more
In March 2002 I did a small part of the Romantische Strasse. This page is part of that route. The Romantische Strasse is a beautiful route through the south of Germany, between Würzburg and Füssen. On the map you can see where the Romantische Strasse exactly is. My travelpages about this beautiful route in the south of Germany are : Rothenburg,...more
In these cultural tips I want to show you some more of the interior of the St. Georg's Church with the 'Daniel' Tower. In this picture you can see two doors inside the church, and one of it has the date 1609 on it.Here is some info/history of this church:St. Georg's Church is a late gothic hall church with a 90 m high tower over the west entrance,...more
The romantic and historical Old Town is dominated by its landmark, 'Daniel', the 90 m high bell tower of the late Gothic Hall Church of St. George. The church itself is one of the finest of its kind in South Germany. I will show you some pictures of the interior under the 'cultural tips'. The construction of the tower began in 1454 and was completed in 1639. It's name is derived from a passage in the book of Daniel.
A tower watchman - who is certainly the last member of this ancient profession - is still on duty around the clock at the top of the 'Daniel' tower, which can be climbed 365 days a year. The entrance fee is 1,50 euro or 2 euro, I don't remember exactly.
Phew, but I have to warn you though!!!! There is a lot of steps before you are at the top!... 350 to be exactly!!! And to encourage you, they have posted signs on the way up.... Arggghhh, I was so tired already, and hoped I was nearly there... and there was this sign ' Congratulations! You have climbed one third already' Nooooooo! This means I have to do two thirds more :-(((
But I made it :-)) Hahaha, totally exhausted though, but happy to be at the top.
The view is gorgeous from here, you can see for miles! If there isn't a snowstorm coming your way :-(( Aiks, I only had a few minutes to click some photo's and enjoy the view, and after that it started snowing. Hmmm, not the best weather to be on a tower. So... down I went again! But as you can see on some of the pics on this page, you really have a lovely view over Nördlingen. So take your camera, find some energy, and start climbing those stairs!!!
Tourist trap? Here? No, I don't think so! Well, at least I haven't discovered one.
This photo is also taken from the tower.
In case you want to bring any electrical appliances with you, here is the system Germany uses: 220 volts and 50 Hz. It is a round pin attachment plug (see picture)An adapter will allow you to plug an appliance designed for one type of outlet into another type of outlet. Despite the fact that more than a dozen different types of plugs are in use,...more
When traveling in Europe whenever you are visiting a restaurant or a museum, try to use their WC facilities if at all possible. Typically they are maintained and are free. But sometimes you are just walking around the town and find you have a need. If you find yourself in this predicament, it is helpful to know where to “go”. It is always wise to...more
Once outside the fortifications of the old city, there is a return to modern world Germany suburbia. Yukijohn walked into the depths in search of the Night watchmens suggested BEER Garden where-abouts. Peering down paths and streets we did find ourselves searching for the right direction. I sometimes get the manly, "I will figure it out" type...more
I put this picture under 'off the beaten path', but actually I could put all my pictures here. Although Nördlingen is beautiful and has this amazing city wall, it is not overrun by tourists. So it is fun to walk around here, without trying to make a way through busloads of tourists.more
The most amazing part of Nördlingen are the town walls. They are well preserved and have five gates to the city, 11 towers and one bastion which can be walked over a length of almost three kilometres. Here you can see a picture taken during my roundwalk over the bastion. It feels like being back a few centuries ago.more
I the distance you can see the Löpsinger Tor, which is one of the town gates. The Löpsinger Tor was originally built in 1388 but was dismantled in 1592 and rebuilt in the following years in the style of the Deininger Gate. A sundial was added in 1837. Today the Löpsinger Gate houses the Town Wall Museum(Stadtmauermuseum). I love seeing these town...more