With its splendid location and charming medieval atmosphere, Rothenburg ob der Tauber located on the famous Romantic Road, Germany, stands as a world-famous relic of the lovely architecture of a bygone era. 800 years of history can be explored in the neat medieval town.
The silhouette of gate and defense towers conveys the aura of a fairy tale. As you enter through one of the old gates, you will immediately feel secure within the time-honored walls of this romantic place. As you pass along, you will notice some breathtaking romantic scenery over the roofs of the old town, its enchanted alleys, the magnificent mansions, and the idyllic valley, where the river Tauber peacefully meanders through the wonderful nature.
In the Romantic era, the town was discovered by painters and poets and became a symbol of the Middle Ages in Germany. Nowadays Rothenburg - situated half the way between the international airports of Frankfurt and Munich - is one of the most visited towns in Europe. It´s richness of old medieval buildings and museums explains Rothenburg`s reputation as one of the most attractive destinations in Germany.
However, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is not merely the epitome of medieval romance, but also a haven away from the hectic 9-to-5 routine. Strolling through the lantern-lighted alleys with the night watchman, guests are immersed in an enchanting atmosphere. Local festivals, theater, and music events as well as a wide range of hospitality offerings guarantee a pleasant, colorful stay.
Rothenburg is worth a visit all year round!
Rothenburg Tourismus Service
A. Town Hall (Rathaus)
B. Councillor's Tavern (Tourist Information)
C. St.-Jakob's church
D. Weißer Turm
E. Röderbogen und Markusturm
F. Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus
G. St. John's church
H. Puppen- und Spielzeugmuseum
I. Fountain (Georgsbrunnen)
J. History Museum with Town Dungeon (Historiengewölbe)
K. Franciscan church
L. Castle Gate (Burgtor)
M. Castle Gardens (Burggarten)
N. Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)
O. Imperial Town Museum (Reichsstadtmuseum)
P. Klingenbastei und Wolfgangskirche mit Schäfertanzkabinett
Q. Gallows Gate (Galgentor)
R. Röder Gate (Rödertor)
T. Little square, (Plönlein und Siebersturm)
U. Kobolzell Gate (Kobolzeller Tor)
X. Christmas Museum (Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum)
Y. Doppelbrücke und Kobolzeller Kirche
Z. Little Castle (Topplerschlösschen)