Frankfurt, Rothenburg & Munich
Frankfurt was originally a Roman military garrison, and later gained importance as the seat of the Emperor Charles the Great. Today, it is a famous banking and financial district.
The Romerburg is the Old City center square. It was rebuilt in the 14th/15th century style after it was destroyed by bombs in World War II.
Nearby is a red sandstone 14th century gothic cathedral. It has famous ornate altar pieces, and is the building where Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire were coronated.
Christmas market in the Romerburg
Rothenburg is one of the oldest and best preserved medieval walled town in Germany. It was Germany's second largest city in the middle ages.
View from the Rothenburg city walls
Wilhelm V founded Hofbräuhaus brewery in the 1580s. It seats over 4,000 people and serves 1.5 million liters of beer every year. It's a popular tourist attraction, with food, music, beer, dancing and traditional costumes.
My husband having a beer
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