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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  • The perfect place for a weekend getaway. The medieval town attracts the beautiful buildings, charming streets and intimate atmosphere (at this time of year there are not many tourists). It is worth to enjoy a local delicacy that is ' 'śnieżne ' balls, the dough formed into balls of stuffing. In market close to the City Hall work shop entirely devoted to pluszakom.
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  • It takes only the inhabitants with period costumes to feel fully in the middle ages, the buildings the walls the towers all well kept and clean. A pleasure, very recommended
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  • Beautiful walled city in Germany took on a special flare on a rainy day with the evening lights reflecting off the cobblestone pavement. The old city inside the walls was a magical walk through time a...  more »

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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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