Things to see and do - Rothenburg
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Overlooking the winding course of the Tauber, the town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is surrounded by imposing ramparts. Its gabled houses, narrow streets and refreshing fountains all create an authentic medieval atmosphere. The town originally boasted two castles, the first imperial, the second belonging to a count, built opposite each other high above the town, but both were destroyed by an earthquake in 1356. Nowadays this unspoiled, picturesque town looks much as it did in the Middle Ages, making it a delightful place to visit.
Tourist attractions Rothenburg : Things to see and do
D - 91541 Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber
The very well-preserved ramparts and 13C and 14C towers are open to the public. The southern entry to the town is defended by the Spitaltor (hospital gate), a massive 16C bastion surrounded by two inner oval-shaped courtyards.
Klostergasse 15 D - 91541 Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber
The pride and joy of this graceful, Gothic two-chancel church is a masterpiece by Tilman Riemenschneider: the "Holy Blood" Altarpiece (1504), which depicts Judas from behind looking at Christ. In the nearby square stands the Renaissance bui..
Marktplatz 1 D - 91541 Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber
The Gothic part of the town hall, its gable topped by a 60m-high belfry, is 14C, while that facing Marktplatz, with its octagonal staircase, is Renaissance. The Imperial Gothic hall, vaults (museum) and belfry, which commands a fine view of the town,..
Galgengasse 39 D - 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Hocher Hotel & Café stands in the Medieval centre of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a 5-minute walk from the town hall. The hotel features a café with terrace. Hocher Hotel & Café is a non-smoking hotel. All rooms include cable TV and a private bathroom...
Georgengasse 11-13 D - 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
This traditional, 16th-century hotel offers Franconian food, a fitness area and country-style rooms. It stands in the centre of Rothenburg, a 2-minute walk from the St. Jakob church. All rooms at the 4-star Tilman Riemenschneider feature flat-screen..
Schrannenplatz 6 D - 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
This family-run hotel is a 17th-century building at the heart of Rothenburg ob der Tauber's historic quarter, beside the old town walls. Traditional German cuisine is served here. The 3-star Akzent Hotel Schranne provides rooms with traditional wood..
Klosterhof 7 D - 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Herrngasse 20 D - 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The interior of this lovely historic building has been designed with a great eye for detail to produce a happy combination of country house-style and modern elegance. The mighty truss beam dating from 1526 and the Baroque garden - the ideal setting f..
Herrngasse 26 D - 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Heringsbronnengasse 5 D - 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rödergasse 1 D - 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Herrngasse 3 D - 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
All the different elements at Eisenhut are perfectly matched: the tasteful interior, the classic furniture, the table settings and the impressive paintings depicting the history of Rothenburg. The terrace has a lovely view into the garden, as does th..