Driving-Vacation to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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April 17th, 2010 – by: Andreas_D
The Rathaus at the Marktplatz has two structures, one that has the Renaissance style and the other has the Gothic style. Climbing the Rathaus clock tower was a worthwhile experience. Not only we had to climb the never ending spiraling and zig zaging stair steps, we also had to go through various crevices through the ceilings of many floors.
Towards the end of our driving vacation, heading back to Ingolstadt from Milan, I sat on the passenger side enjoying the picturesque A22 near the border of Italy and Austria. We had climbed from 59 meter elevation at Verona to 1370 m elevation at the Brenner Pass. As far as my eyes could see, Goliath-size lush mountains of the Italian Alps weaved each other. Farming villages dot the steep slopes of the mountains in this region. At some distant in front of us, a curtain of rain was drenching a village. The sun played an orchestra of light by producing a very bright rainbow that spanned over several mountains. It was a mesmerizing view.
I day dreamed back to my experience at Splügen pass. The grandiose view, the pristine air, and the stillness of life heightened my sense of being, nothing less and nothing more. If there is such thing as Heaven on Earth, Splügen pass is definitely it, at least for me. I will always treasure this trip and I hope that you will get to experience it as well.
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