Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Rothenburg

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Climb the east end tower of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber to take in the views. A tight squeeze at the top of a ladder awaits those who brave the climb. Signs are a bit confusing. To climb the tower, go through the town hall's door on the side facing the square. After climbing the stairs, cross the big hall to go through the turnstile. You'll be asked for a small fee at the top. The structure began in 1250 with a Gothic-designed rear half. In 1572, construction began on the front half, crafted with Renaissance flair. With our world travel planner, Rothenburg attractions like Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A very impressive building. It is right in the town on the marketplace, which fortunately is free of cars and buses. The tower can be climbed, you can admire this building but very well from the outside.
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  • A country that ranks among the musts of Romantische Strasse. The Center surrounded by walls preserved intact and entirely passable, turns comfortably in three/four hours, we recommend a stop at one of the many shops that are located along the main street from the Town Hall Square, as you pull up again in one of the many souvenir shops. Overall a country to be discovered walking through the alleys well maintained a well preserved medieval village
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  • The old town is enclosed by ancient walls that you can explore on foot, sheltered from the weather. The restoration, by private individuals, is attested by plaques with the names of benefactors from around the world.
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  • Take the night watchmen tour that starts here at night, after the shops close for the day. -In English -Started at 8pm and lasted about one hour -Well worth the suggested 8€ for adults, 4€ for teens (12 and under are night watchmen's guests) Gives both old and more recent history of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. If you are staying more than one night, recommend doing this the first night as he gives suggestions for things to see during the day.
  • Best view point in the tower. I suggest to go up to the tower inspite of narrow steps. You can pay the entrance fee at the top.
  • Beautiful medieval town, though too many tourists. It's a bit crazy that all of the churches here ask for an entrance fee. The town hall itself is beautiful, if you are visiting this city you must visit.
  • View from atop the tower is worth it. Seeing the sprawling walls all around is stunning. Best way to get a lay of the land before wandering town.
  • I strongly recommend coming for the night watchmen tour. It is in English and in German (at different times). This beautiful medieval city has a story to tell. The city walls have stood the test of time and war. You can find wonderful food and interesting history here.

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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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