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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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  • This town is a must see. Just so pretty and atmospheric will return to stay as day trip does not do it justice. 
  • We really enjoyed strolling the streets of Rothenburg and window shopping as the old town is remarkably beautiful and charming for its history. It really was a highlight of our 7 weeks in Europe. 
  • If you want a German souvenir, you will find it here. From clocks to dresses, it can be found here. Plus you get to see amazing buildings.