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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.

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  • 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.

  • St James' Church Interesting

    Klostergasse 15

    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..

  • Town Hall Interesting

    Marktplatz 1

    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,..

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  • Tilman Riemenschneider

    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 Tilman Riemenschneider feature flat-screen TV and a b..

  • Akzent Hotel Schranne

    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..

  • Hocher Hotel & Cafe

    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...

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