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Old Town, Rothenburg

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Neighborhood Historic Site
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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  • The old town of Rothenburg is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. It is very big and you look where you look and wherever you go everything seems as out of a fable for children. The houses, roofs, doors around the city... Everything is a marvel. It is also perfectly-kept. No doubt East was one of the places we liked from our trip to Bavaria. A place that must be visited, at least once in life. A little history: us told, during the second world war, 40% of the city was destroyed, although the oldest part remain intact. An American general agreed to capitulate and pay the city without attacking it with artillery to avoid destroying it, since his mother had spoken you of your beauty. 40% destroyed was rebuilt thanks in part to some donations from the American soldiers.
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  • I visited Rothemburg ob der Taube as a teenager many years ago and had it in my mind as one of the prettiest German towns I have been in. It didn't disappoint when we stopped off en route south this w...  more »
  • Have a lot of tourists are busy. Skyline views, lovely. Night will be very quiet. Let's walk.
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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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