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Rodertor, Rothenburg

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For sweeping views across Rothenburg, climb to the top of Rodertor, part of the old city gate. Most visitors come to this town to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of bygone medieval days, and this structure draws big crowds with its 360-degree panorama, especially popular at sunset. Centuries ago the city executioner lived in this neighborhood and carried out harsh sentences in the moat just below the tower. Partially destroyed during World War II, the meticulously restored tower now serves as a romantic entrance into the city. Follow the medieval town wall, and don't forget to bring your camera. To visit Rodertor on your trip to Rothenburg, use our Rothenburg travel itinerary planner.
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  • It is located east of the old town gate. It is less than a 10-minute walk from station. In the gate and outside the atmosphere is completely different. To go into the theme parks when you pass through the gate, and was excited.
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  • We stayed at the Prinzhotel in Rothenburg, just inside this gate in the old wall. You can climb the steps next to the gate for a walk around the wall. We walked only a short portion of the wall, but i...  more »
  • One of the major gates of the Stadt...mit walk-in Turm...und an autonomous Youth Centre in the building. Just go and climb...
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  • Amazing local food with a great home german town feel. The staff were really friendly and the food was great!
  • A complete disappointment!!!! We visited Rothenburg last month and i specifically went on trip advisor to review restaurants as we were only visiting for 2nights and i wanted a special restaurant; this place seemed to rate highly especially for the 'potato dishes'. On the first evening we sat in the side beergarden and ordered a beer, what looked like the landlady came and started sweeping the debris with a brush from the tables, she didn't acknowledge, or even make any form of apology even when almost banging into our chairs. We decided to move inside and started to look for a table, the waitress, who looked like the head one, with a face that a very strict headmistress would be proud of, shook her head when we pointed to one and marched us to one by the door. As we had been travelling all day, otherwise we would have walked out there and then, and the food had been recommended by tripadvisor, we decided just to order our food. My husband had steak and chips, about 24euros and had a sauce, another 4euros, he said the steak was very good, it should have been for the price, there were very few chips and bearing in mind the sauce was extra this was a bit pricey. I decided to order one of their special 'potato dishes', a lot of them were dauphonise and had mozzarella in them. I know from experience you have to be very careful in cooking mozzarella, it ends up like chewing gum if you overcook it, but seeing as this was an expertise potato restaurant i thought they would know. It was inedible, i had to eat around the cheese, i should have made a complaint, the staff never once came over to ask how everything was, they didn't try to make any conservation even when we ordered 2 more drinks and were unsmiling, unfriendly, in fact disgraceful service. Another older couple had ordered the potato pizza, it looked dry and i could see they were struggling to eat it. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone either on food or service. Please do not waste your money in going to it.
  • Nice hotel just outside the city walls at the gate of Röder. According to notice two stars, felt rather three. Like a little bit of time. Plus: cheap and large rooms. Home-style meals. Minus: no breakfast but allotment on the square. Lookup any often but a little monotonous. In the evening, waiting to "food supply". As always recommend 'Base' for excursions.
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  • Food was unfortunately not so great
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  • The food here is just super in the potato bar. Also, the friendliness of the staff is excellent. Again and again we come here for the food.
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