20.05.2013 - 20.05.2013
Day 50 wow! Wish we were 50 now instead of whatever the damn age we are. We left Fussen on The Romantic Rd bus bound for Dinkelsbuhl which is midway along the road. Fantastic idea being able to get on & off a bus as many times as you like. We only had the one over night stay but time permitting you could take a week to go from one end to the other. The road is approximately 460 k's long & winds it's way through the iconic German villages & towns . We had a few stops along the way to check out various sites generally the ever present churches but hey churches are always mind blowing architecture anyway. People do hike this road too but Bill figures it would take about 2 mths with me wanting to stop in every village.
We arrived at Dinkelsbuhl about 2.15 found our hotel. Everything you have ever thought about German quaintness is in the room . Painted stencilled wardrobe ,four poster bed with voile curtains ,feather quilt & odd,mirror in the middle of the canopy roof or whatever that is called.. Mmmmmm strange goings on in this village .Whatever we slept very well in this bed.
The Germans organise everything extremely well as many would know & the plan of this old city is fantasticn& easy to find your way around. We started by walking the perimeter following the walls of the town .There are 18 turrets every so often & because the walls are so wide at these junctures people now have delightful homes in them. Every so often there are sections open where you can walk across bridges over what used to be the moat. The smell of the whole town is amazing masses of flowering bushes ( lilacs ) numerous chestnut trees & of course plantings tulips ,hyacinth etc.
So we walked & walked once again although the weather was not great every now & again showers which meant we had to duck into a pub .Just to protect ourselves from the rain . Note : Bill drank beer I drank Fanta.
Finally around 6 we gave up just too tired. We had a reasonable lunch ( German version of a hamburger ) so really were not in need of big dinner. We found one of the delicious pastry shops & dinner was this fantastic pastry with almond paste ,nuts & filled with lemon .Oh washed down with a really really nice local red. Somehow I think the red would have been better with a streak . Totally knocked our socks off. We had intended to do the Night watchmans tour but that wouldn't be happening. It would have been fascinating as he re-enacts the days of yore ...shutting the city gates etc for the night. We were in bed & asleep by 7 pm ...very tired & another long day.