Subject: Re: Germany suggestions
Hi Ziners,

In 1995 we visited Rothenburg (stayed at the youth hostel with our children - recommended if you qualify) and enjoyed the town. Especially interesting was the crime and punishment museum and not just for punishment. For example, I had never seen a papal bull.

We also visited Bad Wimpfen, near Heilbronn and the Neckar River, which is off the beaten track. It is very attractive but not as done up as Rothenburg. We had a wonderful meal of Swabish specialities - we all had Maultaschen (little pasta pockets) prepared in different ways in a beer garden of a small hotel. Bad Wimpfen can be reached by train (that's how we were travelling) and you will find tourists there but they'll probably be German! We stayed in the youth hostel (not recommended - we found afterwards that there were many similarly priced B& B's in the town.)

We also stopped in Wurzburg to see the Residenz, especially the amazing room of mirrors. The museum guard showed us where to stand for the full effect. The Residenz is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Frances Toronto, Canada