Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ansbach and Rothenburg ob der Tauber

I travelled to Ansbach, Germany early Wednesday afternoon for a force protection and security survey, scheduled for the next day, of a combined middle and high school located at an US Army installation just outside the city. A local national from my office accompanied me to assist me in the survey.

Ansbach is located in Bavaria, southeast of Wiesbaden and about 3 hour drive. We arrived late afternoon. We had a chance to walk around the old part of the Ansbach and enjoyed a dinner there in the evening. Germany is dotted with these quaint towns, with its old area mostly free of vehicle traffic. Historical buildings (churches, city hall, etc.) as well as cafes, restaurants, shops, and other businesses are all over – which makes for a pleasant stroll around the city.

The following day, we finished our survey of the school before lunch. On our way back, we stopped by the town of Rothenburg. Rothenburg is a well preserved medieval town. This town is a popular tourist destination. We walked around the old part of town and had a late lunch there.

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