Rothenburg ob der Tauber

RothenburgRothenburg ob der Tauber, is a quaint, picturesque walled town that is part of the Romantic Road in Germany. The Romantic Road, used as a trade route during the middle ages, winds through the beautiful countryside in Bavaria connecting walled towns and villages.

To enter Rothenburg ob der Tauber you have to pass through one of the five medieval gates that date from the 13th to 16th century. Once you enter you will be delighted to find half timbered, colorful houses and storefronts with red steeple roofs.   This is a beautiful medieval town with narrow cobblestone streets, towers and turrets that will take you back in time.

Rothenburg City WallA fun way to see the town is to walk along the wall that surrounds it. The wooden walkway is covered and connects the five medieval gates and guards towers. For the best view of  Rothenburg, the lush countryside and the Tauber River you can climb to the top of the Town Hall Tower.

In Rothenburg Christmas is all year round at the Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas Village. This is a spectacular presentation of an indoor Bavarian village. There are thousands of sparkling lights and a white Christmas tree that is decorated with over 1,000 glass ornaments. This village is open all year long and sells beautifully crafted Christmas ornaments, Nativity scenes and nutcrackers.

Rothenburg at NightBecause of the beauty of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, it is always crowded with visitors. You may want to think about spending the night in one of the small hotels that are in Rothenburg so that when the crowds leave at night you can enjoy some quiet time walking around this enchanting medieval town.

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