Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Nuremberg, Germany

Lovely paths into town

Saturday 21 August 2010
Hotel Deutscher Kaiser Nuremberg
95.7, 5.12 hrs, 18.4 kph
0900 – 1630

We left Rothenburg in good time, at 0900, en route to Nuremberg via the Altmuehlweg and the Biberttal-Radweg (the Paneuropa Radweg uses a lot of the existing routes). Only one routing problem at Neustetten, but we are learning that when in doubt, stop completely and figure it out.

The early part of day took us up one very steep hill (pushed the bikes) then it was easy going after that. More farm communities up high then a tremendous view down the Bibert River valley.  Our route was a long gradual descent down the valley, first on roads then on an old railway bed most of the way into Furth/ Nuremberg.  Love that 1% downhill, very easy riding.

Our lunch in the Gasthof-Metzgerei in Dietenhofen deserves a special mention.  The proprietress looked around at 11.00 and decided they needed more bratwurst.  By 1230 it was on Olin’s plate and it was, he says, totally delicious:  Cloves, marjorem, chives, and pork, in a vinager sauce – very light and completely outstanding. 

The signage all day was excellent – thanks to the good folks in the German cycling federations who do all the work.  However it was hopeless to try to follow it in the city and we would have spared ourselves 10 k  and about an hour by just following a map to the city centre instead of taking the PR through Furth.

No trouble finding accomodation, and we are in the very pretty old family run hotel, the Deutscher Kaiser, right in the heart of the old city.  An excellent spot to take a rest day and explore Nuremberg  tomorrow.

On accomodation:  we booked the first 3 nights of the trip and since then, just look in the evening.  We have yet to find a hotel that is full.

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About Olin and Suzanne
Olin and Suzanne's cycling trip, across Canada and around the world.

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