|Schwaebisch Hall Jul 11|
We arrived and easily found a parking garage, then had a quick bakery lunch and wandered around town. We were lucky to have beautiful weather! Schwaebisch Hall sits on the River Kocher, which is infamous between my husband and I as the place where we capsized in a canoe only days after arriving in Germany. The town is full of half-timber houses and also includes a couple of covered bridges! The bridges lead to a small island in the river where you can find a round open-air theater painted with Shakespeare verses all the way around in English and German. The biggest landmark in town is St. Michael's Church, which sits atop a hill and many, many stairs on a platz shared with the Rathaus, a fountain, and a variety of pretty buildings. We admired all this, then had some Spaghetti Eis - a must-do for any visitor to Germany, of course! In all, it makes for a pleasant day trip if you're nearby! Check out the photos!