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Old Town, Rothenburg
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Experience the enchantment of medieval Germany in Rothenburg's Old Town. Comprising part of the famous Romantic Road, the neighborhood is considered one of the country's most well-preserved medieval quarters. Its 13th-century architecture is enclosed by the old city wall. Tour the antique storefronts and medieval houses that line the cobblestone streets. Then climb the 61 m (200 ft) tall Roedertor tower to admire the city's signature red-roof skyline. Don't leave before trying the traditional Schneeballen, or sugar-covered fried dough. Take a look at our Rothenburg travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Old Town and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Looks like a fairytale departure city. The buildings are beautiful. It is very nice to walk through the streets of the Old Town, mainly in the Town Hall square.
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  • Is the book coming out, such as. Look, there are plenty of cute decorations shop, just fun. Caution is required, however, main street is crowded, so once in a while through the car.
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  • Without doubt the most charming city I've visited! Each corner is charming! The most interesting is to breathe the history of this place for every place you walk! If you have some advice that I give is to stay inside the walled city. It is worth spending a night and go back in time in this lovely city.
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