I finally made it into Rothenberg ob der Tauber in the campsite bus – bargain 5 euros as it was just me and the driver who did think he was Michael Schumacher. Anyway, for those un-cultured amongst you this is where they filmed the Bavarian village scenes in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It was a delightful town of old fashioned wattle and daub houses – right up my street – and cobbled streets. It was full of Japanese and American tourists (no I didn’t snog the face off any of them). Lots of quaint shops, lots of xmas shops (be afraid – I bought something for our tree), 2 teddy bear shops ( I had sneaky cuddles) a bizarre amount of shops stinking of incense – bit like a hippy boudoir and strange cakes called Schneeballen (snowballs) which are strips of pastry mixed with egg and cream, deep fried and then covered in various flavourings !
I spent a lovely day photographing anything that didn’t move and saw my 1st group of German beer swigging Chavs. I didn’t however see the Childcatcher. Maybe it was his day off.