In this Middle Franconian town on the Tauber river time seems to have stood still since the 30-year war. It now is a world-famous tourist attraction with narrow cobbled streets, tall Gothic gabled houses, churches with significant high altars and a completely preserved city wall with numerous watchtowers: The cityscape of the free imperial city has become the epitome of German romanticism. If you stay in one of the historic hotels in the city, make sure to participate in the guided tour with a medieval night-watchman.
Romantic Road: From Munich to the Rhine Valley
Guided tour through Rothenburg
This entertaining one-hour tour of old town with Rothenburg ob der Tauber's night-watchman informs about the history of Rothenburg: from its beginnings to the miraculous protection from the bombardments during World War II.