How to Spend One Day in Rothenburg, Germany

How to Spend One Day in Rothenburg, Germany, Rothenburg, Germany (B)

Ask someone what the prettiest town in Germany is and there’s a fair chance they’ll reply Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Even if you don’t know the name, you probably recognise the photos. This medieval town in southern Germany has many admirers and is one of the big destinations along the Romantic Road in Bavaria. Plenty of tourists quickly pass through the town in half a day, but in my mind you really ought to spend at least one day in Rothenburg. 

Although I do try and focus on more obscure places, like say Erfurt in the case of Germany, I couldn’t resist the chance to visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber for myself. Thing is, there’s much more to Rothenburg than most people realise. The town has been marvellously preserved and there are medieval gems around every corner. So it’s worth taking a little more time to explore. To back up why I think the town deserves more of your time, here are the sights that will help you fill a day in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Rothenburg is one of those towns that make a big impression right off the bat. The town is enclosed by big stone walls that provide it with lots of character, especially since you have to pass through one of its mighty gates to enter. Coming up from the train station, you’re most likely to approach this the Rödertor first. If you can, I encourage you to visit each of the town gates as they each have their own distinct and impressive design. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Spend One Day in Rothenburg, Germany
Guide Location: Germany » Rothenburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Rödertor
  • Marktplatz
  • Town Hall
  • Marktplatz Fountain
  • Plönlein
  • Schmiedgasse
  • Spital Bastion
  • Markusturm and Röderbogen
  • Burgtor
  • Burggarten gardens
  • Tauber Bridge
  • Kobolzeller Kirche
  • Hotel Rothenburger Hof