Has anyone been to Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany?

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1. Posted by Cottonwood (Full Member 121 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Has anyone been to Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany? I've always wanted to go there because of the Willy Wanka and the Chocolate Factory movie with Gene Wilder. Part of my "bucket list" of places to go to.

2. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 432 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I have, but only once and that was ages ago. Nördlingen has a beautiful old town, surrounded by an (almost) complete medieval town wall on which you can walk. It is just as beautiful as the more famous Rothenburg ob der Tauber but less touristy. It certainly warrants a visit!

Besides, there is also the geology of this landscape: Nördlingen is located inside a meteorite crater. The circular ridge is still clearly visible. I remember that we visited some kind of museum where all this was presented and explained, must have been this one: http://rieskrater-museum.de/index.php/de/ (wwebsite in German only, sorry).

3. Posted by Annypanny (Budding Member 5 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I was, but unfortunately passing, so I really could not see the city (((

4. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1405 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

My parents went in the 60s. I think my dad's publisher was there. They had some beautiful photos from there.