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Town Walls, Rothenburg

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Discover one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Germany from the Rothenburg Town Walls. Constructed in the Middle Ages, the walls surround the historic city center. They're dotted with fortified towers and impressive 15th-century gates. Walk the towering walls for a view of the city's skyline and preserved medieval structures. You also can climb to the top of the watchtowers for a bird's-eye view of the countryside and city center. Bring a city map with you while walking the wall. By identifying the city buildings, you'll be able to orient yourself. Plan to visit Town Walls during your Rothenburg vacation using our convenient Rothenburg road trip app.
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  • The walkway is a little uneven so be careful. The stairs to get up are very steep. Beautiful views of the city especially at night. Bring a flashlight if you will be on them at night. 
    The walkway is a little uneven so be careful. The stairs to get up are very steep. Beautiful views of the city especially at night. Bring a flashlight if you will be on them at night.  more »
  • We only did a very small portion. Our traveling companions said that they did a bigger section and the steps were uneven and it was very narrow in places. They are more sure footed than we are, so....  more
    We only did a very small portion. Our traveling companions said that they did a bigger section and the steps were uneven and it was very narrow in places. They are more sure footed than we are, so....  more »
  • You get a real sense of the town from the town walls - great views of the river below and the fortifications are all still standing. 
    You get a real sense of the town from the town walls - great views of the river below and the fortifications are all still standing.  more »
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  • A beautiful tower above the entrance to the city. The youngest of the twenty-odd surrounding the city.
  • Stunning tower. The place where some princess is imprisoned!
  • Nice tower but gets crowded
  • If you want to know something more, continue reading: "Pax intrantibus, salus exeuntibus" - "Peace to those who enter, I greet those who leave", with this inscription visitors are welcomed. It is the newest and tallest structure of the Rothenburg city fortifications, the Spitaltor. The hospital tower is part of the southern fortification and was built until 1360-1380. The old Hospital del Espíritu Santo was included in the fortification at the request of the population. The city wall had to be enlarged and thus the gate and the name arose. Next to the door is the original sentry box. If you liked it, please like it, thank you.
  • Also provided with an impressive porch.

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