Discovering Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Discovering Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Rothenburg, Germany (B)

Surrounded by powerful stone walls parapets and elevated towers, with fortified gates and massive doors showing a pronounced contrast with the cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, and elaborated public buildings, this is Germany’s best-preserved walled town.

The most popular stop along the Romantische Straße -the Romantic Road, a 350 kilometers long fairytale, back-in-time path sorrounded by stunning rural scenery, magnific castles, abbeys, and fascinating small towns- Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of those oustanding towns reminding us the feudal times in a unique assemblage with the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

While more than 2 million people visit the city each year, only half a million spend the night there. So after dark, the lonely streets and lanes are a quiet paradise to enjoy.

And I suggest you to take the hour-long medieval entertainment with Hans Baumgartner, who operates the Nightwatchman’s Tour. This friendly and funny guy carries one of the most popular tours in town, in the evenings from March to Christmas, with German and English versions. Wearing a black costume impersonating the original nightwatchmen, he offers a unique version of the darkling town while driving you to the Middle Ages with his tales. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: Discovering Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Guide Location: Germany » Rothenburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Hugo Huertas
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Marktplatz
  • Rothenburg Ratthaus
  • Ratstrinkstube
  • Fleisch- und Tanzhaus
  • Marienapotheke
  • Galgentor
  • Markusturm
  • Burggarten
  • Baumeisterhaus
  • Plönlein
  • Imperial Town Museum
  • Medieval Crime Museum
  • Christmas Museum
  • St. Jacob’s Church