A clock counting down to Christmas! This is where the Christmas Tree originated 500 years ago. Disregard the whimsical “Martin Luther in the woods story” that you’ve heard your entire life.
This is the bridge of padlocks that made Nathan the most romantic man ever! You can read about that here.
A church from the 1200s. We went up into the tower!
View from the church tower
Passageway around the courtyard was full of ancient artifacts
This was the face of the clock from Martin Luther’s church!
We had a candlelight lunch at Rozengrals. These premises were mentioned in the scripts in 1293 as the most ancient wine-vault and festival place of the Riga City Council!
It is also said that the Knights Templars used these underground rooms and passages as a way to transport treasures from the harbor. The holy grail might have been in this room at one time!
According to the menu, this Rabbit dinner was served at Isabel of Bavaria’s wedding. Seeing as I am directly descended from her, I had to give it a try! The actual meal served at my 17xs great grandparent’s wedding!
Nathan got the fish, which was extremely authentic.
Grandma Isabel was forced into an arranged marriage, so she said something like this to her parents, “FINE! Go ahead and force me to marry that man, but in retaliation I am serving stewed rabbit and prunes for the wedding dinner!”