Burgtor und Burg, Rothenburg

Built in 1356 after the castle of Rothenburg was destroyed, Burgtor und Burg served as the city's main gate and fortification. Notice the smaller door hidden within the larger gate: this allowed a single person to pass through without opening the entire gate, thus protecting the city from possible attack. Also look for the mask face near the top of the gate, a spot into which hot tar was poured through and onto enemies. The coat of arms of both the city and the empire adorn the wood. Before you head to Rothenburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rothenburg vacation builder tool , to make sure you see all that Rothenburg has to offer, including Burgtor und Burg.
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  • The cause of the construction of this gate was a natural disaster: an earthquake destroyed the castle in 1356. Thereafter he had to erect a defensive tower to protect the western sector before an eventual attack.
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  • We loved the look of this gateway from the garden , it has soo many features and was erected shortly after the castle was destroyed by the earthquake in 1356. Here is the tallest gate tower in the tow...  more »
  • Burgtor and Burg was another small gate located at the entrance of a garden at the far side of the town. In medieval times, this narrow gateway stopped the late comers from returning to town unless th...  more »
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  • It was great learning about the history of the city. Just a beautiful sight.
  • Nice place to get some interesting views of the old town.
  • You can not go up but there is a really nice park behind with 2 amazing view point. Co.e here now!
  • A magic entrance to the wonderful city of Rothenburg. It's a must-see point in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
  • The place is awesome! The atmosphere is good.

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Consider lodging in a guesthouse or bed and breakfast located in the city's Old Town. Lodging outside the walls may save a few dollars, however. Many lodging options are close enough to offer access to city sites on foot.
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