Rothenburg marketplace 2012
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Panoramic photo by Ackermann Ralf EXPERT Taken 07:50, 15/04/2012 - Views loading...

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Rothenburg marketplace 2012

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"Rothenburg ob der Tauber" is known for its medieval old town with many nested lanes, towers and half-timbered houses. Particularly impressive is the marketplace with the imposing City Hall.

Nikon D5000 | Sigma Fisheye 8mm | Panoramic Tripod Head homemade | 6 Pictures | ISO 200 | 1/350 sec. | F9,5 | 8mm | PTGui | PaintShop Pro

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A: Marketplace Rothenburg

by Jürgen Schrader, 10 meters away

One of the worlds most romantic towns, timbered houses galore.

Marketplace Rothenburg

B: Rothenberg Markplatz

by Warren Eckstein, 20 meters away

Markplatz in Rothenberg Germany

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C: Rothenberg Germany Gift Shop Cuckoos and Steins

by Warren Eckstein, 20 meters away

Rothenberg Germany Gift Shop with Cuckoo Clocks and Steins

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D: Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Stadtplatz

by H.J.Weber, 20 meters away

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F: Rothenberg Germany Markplatz

by Warren Eckstein, 30 meters away

Rothenberg Germany Markplatz

Rothenberg Germany Markplatz

G: Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Historisches Gewölbe im Rathaus

by H.J.Weber, 40 meters away

Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies: Das Historiengebäude beschäftigt sich mit der Situation der Stadt...

Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Historisches Gewölbe im Rathaus

This panorama was taken in Franconia

This is an overview of Franconia

Wikipedia:

Franconia (German: Franken) is a region of Germany comprising the northern parts of the modern state of Bavaria, a small part of southern Thuringia, and a region in northeastern Baden-Württemberg called Heilbronn-Franken. The Bavarian part is made up of the administrative regions of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken), Middle Franconia (Mittelfranken), and Upper Franconia (Oberfranken).

Franconia (like France) is named after the Germanic tribe of the Franks. This tribe played a major role after the breakdown of the Roman Empire and colonised large parts of medieval Europe.

Modern day Franconia comprises only a very tiny and rather remote part of the settlement area of the ancient Franks. In German, Franken is used for both modern day Franconians and the historic Franks, which leads to some confusion. The historic Frankish Empire, Francia, is actually the common precursor of the Low Countries, France and Germany. In 843 the Treaty of Verdun led to the partition of Francia into West Francia (modern day France), Middle Francia (from the Low Countries along the Rhine valley to northern Italy) and East Francia (modern day Germany). Frankreich, the German word for "France", and Frankrijk, the Dutch word for "France"; literally mean "the Frankish Empire".

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