Thursday, May 29, 2014

::DAY 9: A Feast for the Eyes-- and Stomach::

A day to explore our little town. Dinkelsbuhl was first settled in the 700's, but wasn't given Imperial city status until the 1300's. That was when a wall was built around the entire town. Somehow, the town was untouched by both World Wars, making it one of the best preserved medieval towns in Germany. Have I mentioned how stunning this place is?

A few local treats: schneeballen, or "snowballs," potato pancakes, and a local beer called Dinkelsbuhler. The snowballs ranged in size from tennis balls, to large grapefruit. No one spoke much English at all, but we soon became adept at pointing and holding up fingers to indicate quantity.