- After a mediocre breakfast in our hotel, went and shopped for gifts and Christmas decorations - Rothenburg is home to the biggest Kathe Wolfhart store.
- Afterward, we went to the torture museum. Not as tortuous as anticipated but had an iron maiden, many neck violins, and other torture devices. Was interesting to see how common torture used to be for very minor infractions (bread not weighing enough, small dishonesties in business practices, not playing music well, etc)
- Went on a long drive north to the Harz region and Stecklenberg, where our next hotel is located (Olivers and Nadeaus went a different route to stay the night in Dresden)
- Hugo slept for a lot of the journey because he had gotten so little sleep the night before
- Ate lunch at Subway because it was convenient. Liz did not approve of the workers, and there was no free water
- We had few traffic issues, but this time it was Dale G's car's turn to get stuck in a stau
- Our hotel is a castle, and we got the suite room. Much more comfortable and spacious than our lodging the night before.
- Went out for Hungarian food with everyone who went to Stecklenberg - we got a sampler platter that was a lot of meat and not much else. The sausage and pork were good, the poultry was tough.
- Mark unwittingly tried liver and didn't hate it (but didn't love it either)
- We were the only ones in the restaurant - a pretty sleepy town
- Hugo again was difficult to put to sleep but at least our suite was spacious.
- Heard an air raid siren close to 10:00 and then heard emergency vehicles. It was eerie.
|This well at our castle hotel had a frog inside and a golden ball on the outside like the fairy tale.|
|Hugo enjoyed the expansive grassy lawn at our castle hotel.|
|Our Hungarian dinner sampler|