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Nordlingen

On my last day in Germany, I did pretty much what I said I was going to do - I jumped on a train and went off into the countryside (another benefit of having a Eurail Global Pass).  I did do some research of the area in my guide book though, and I found a town called Nordlingen that I wanted to check out.  The entire town was built in a crater formed by a meteorite from who knows how long ago.

The train pulled into the station of the small town and I got off, not really sure what to expect.  Nordlingen turned out to be a cute little town.  I walked around a while before ducking into a market to grab some lunch.  The people, not expecting tourists, saw me and immediately tried to make conversation.  At first I thought they were just trying to get me to buy things, but they were being genuinely friendly.

Nordlingen and the countryside from the tower
  I got to sample just about everyone's food at the market before making some purchases for lunch.  I was actually already pretty full by that point!

I still wasn't sure where the crater was, so I climbed the only tall building in the entire town - a church tower that definitely stuck out over the other buildings.  From there, looking into the distance, I could actually see how massive the crater was - looking out to the horizon, you can see the hills caused by the crater - miles into the distance.  What a huge rock that crashed down here!  There was a school group of kids on the wall, and I had a Green Day shirt on...some of the kids recognized it and mentioned some of the band's songs...that was neat.

It was a pretty relaxing day in the city, I checked out the museum on the crater and just walked around.  I walked on the walls of the city and just enjoyed the time there.

I got to catch the ICE train back to Munich.  This is a very modern train with nice air conditioning and all sorts of displays of your speed, time to destinations, and city names of stops - sometimes it's hard to understand the people over the speakers when they mention city names!

cotton_foam says:
you uncovered a pretty town :)
Posted on: Jun 19, 2015
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