Wurzburg wine cellar and Rothenburg romance 6/19/15

We hear a lot about prince-bishops in this area because they used their civic and church powers to amass fortunes and then build mementos to their greatness.  The Wurzburg Residence is one of those monuments and way too opulent for me.  Maybe there were some complaints at the time too because one of the palace planners confessed to being possessed by a Bauwurm–a building bug.  Room after room of in-your-face excess had me queasy.  I kept wondering how many children went hungry to pay for all that laborious gold leaf.  The last room we toured showed pictures of the ruin […]