Travelled: 150 kilometres from Nördlingen to Landsberg am Lech, Germany.
Visited: Nördlingen, Friedberg and Landsberg am Lech all on the Romantische Straße.
Stayed: Landsberg am Lech Stellplatz €7, all the usual services. N48.05590, E10.87208
After our dinner out in Nördlingen we have another quiet eveing in another German stellplatz. In the morning its our usual coffee and fruit chatting about this and that. Pam looks forward to the mornings as there is usually a short video from Kate or Belinda with the grandchildren up to something or other.
It’s a nice sunny morning in Nördlingen. By the time we are up and about several motorhomes have already left.
The Lonely Planet indicates Nördlingen is one of the few towns in Germany where the parapets of old city walls are still intact and can be walked. So we walk through the Tor to investigate.
Once inside the gate we soon find an old stair to the parapets and start walking 🚶.
Here and there along the parapet plaques have been placed. We cannot decipher the German but the dates vary through the 1600 hundreds.
The walk around takes about an hour. The walls are being repaired in a couple of places so we had to go up and down more than once. This tower has a bit of a lean.
You get to look into people’s backyards as well all for free.
Our visit to Nördlingen is complete so we service the Hymer and continue south on the Romantische Straße.
Soon after we drive through Donauwörth, which looks very pretty but you cannot stop everywhere.
The next substantial town is Friedberg. It’s has a Lidl so we do a shop and have a wander.
We have a walk up town, more pastel colours and pretty flowers 💐.
The afternoon shadows are lengthening as we find a spot in Landsberg am Lech. The stellplatz is full but we don’t need power so we park in the adjoining car-park.
The stellplatz adjoins the cemetery. As we walk by the flowers do look nice but in comparison to the Scandinavia countries they are not as well maintained.
We walk up into the old town, Landsberg am Lech has a beautiful tor (gate). The colour of the ivy at this time of year adds to the charm.
We find the church is closed and do a quick lap around the square. It’s getting a bit chilly now and its beer o’clock back at the Hymer.
Travelled: 98 kilometres from Landsberg am Lech to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Visited: Landsberg am Lech and Schongau along the Romantische Straße.
Stayed: Garmisch-Partenkirchen stellplatz €16, all the usual services. N47.50482, E11.10710.
Other than the church bells tolling every 15 minutes all night it was a quiet evening in Landsberg. Its a little chilly this morning and there is no movement in camper-car world until almost 9am when a street sweeper passes by as a wake up call. We do all the usual things before getting the Hymer back on the Romantische Straße.
Today is our 4th and last day on the Romantische Straße. So it will be good not having to continually have to cut and paste Romantische Straße 7 times every blog.
As we drive out of Landsberg am Lech we find this beautiful weir and cascade. We stop to walk over explore when a parking officer appears and tells us we must pay to park here. So we move on with just this photo.
An hour and several villages later we arrive in Schongau. We do a quick Lidl shop and walk up the hill into the old town.
The flowers on the Rathaus look good.
Just off the town square we find Saint Maria’s Church. Doesn’t look too special from here.
However inside the church its a different story. The decorations are amazing. It’s obviously a point of pride for the locals.
Another view from the choir…
Back on the road heading south we turn for Garmisch-Partenkirchen and say goodbye to the Romantische Straße. The German Austrian alps await us.
We arrive at the stellplatz in Garmisch in the late afternoon. After a little bit of Googling we find a laundromat, drop off two large bags of washing come back and settle in for the evening. The sun sets early here as the mountains are so high and it feels like a chilly night.