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. To visit Old Town and other attractions in Rothenburg, use our Rothenburg trip builder app .
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  • Enjoyed the walk in the early morning sun, everywhere is a postcard view, and I love the snowball dessert too!  more »
  • Rothenburg o.d.T is always a trip. Right now, in the off season, the city is not so full. If you carefully go through, you will find many small streets, shops are perfectly fitted in the cityscape. No "screaming" signs outside. There is a good selection of restaurants and hotels. Only - perhaps somehow still remaining auto traffic should be banished from the city.
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  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of those towns that seem taken from a fairy tale with the typical houses of colors-framed wood and a medieval town full of narrow cobbled streets where we find numerous shops and local charm, In addition, this medieval village is one of the best preserved in Europe.
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