The full name of the city is Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber. This is a real gem of Germany, sometimes hidden from tourists. However, every year more and more people come here to stroll along the narrow medieval streets and admire the well-preserved architecture. Rothenburg is a real gift for those tourists and travelers who love the charm of medieval European cities.
How to get to Rothenburg?
The nearest airport to Rothenburg is Munich. From here, you can get to the city by train with a transfer in about 3.5 hours. If you do not want to study the route yourself and buy tickets, you can buy a one-day tour to Rothenburg at any of the travel agencies in Munich.
For those who prefer independent travel, you first need to go to the city of Wurzburg. From here to the destination, it’s only an hour by train. There are also bus services in Germany. Often they are even cheaper than a train, but travel time takes longer. Well, the last alternative is a car rental. If you have a driver’s license, this is perhaps one of the most convenient travel options.
Sights of Rothenburg
Unlike other European cities, in Rothenburg you don’t even need imagination to imagine yourself traveling in time. Just look around! The streets, squares and apartment buildings look like the scenery of a film dedicated to medieval kings, knights and their ladies. Here you will not see a single skyscraper or banner ad. The atmosphere and appearance of the medieval city are preserved here quite well. And of course, there are many interesting sights here. Here are some of them:
- Rothenburg Town Hall (Rathouse);
This is perhaps the main building of the city. Once it had a city-forming significance, but today it is, although unique, but just a tourist attraction. At the top, there is an observation deck with a beautiful panoramic view of the city and surroundings.
- Christmas Museum
This is a very interesting museum dedicated to one of the most beloved by many people holiday. The museum is open all year and tells the story of the holiday and its traditions. In addition, the museum has a wonderful exposition of Christmas decorations, candles and other attributes of different eras.
- Church of St. James;
- Museum of Medieval Crime;
- Walls of the Old City;
- City parks;
- Rothenburg city house and much more.
Hotels in Rothenburg
Hotels in Rothenburg are as integrated as possible into the overall urban look. This means that you will not find glass skyscrapers with sun terraces and a penthouse. However, despite this, the city hotels offer excellent service, usually in the style of boutique hotels with reasonable price ranges.
The most famous hotels in the city:
- Hotel Spitzweg
- Hotel Eisenhut
- Romantik Hotel Markusturm
- Villa Mittermeier
- Hotel Reichskuechenmeister The Heart of Rothenburg
- Historik Hotel Gotisches Haus
- Hotel Klosterstueble
- Gastehaus Eberlein
- Altfrankische Weinstube
- Pension Fuchsmuehle
- Hotel Rappen Rothenburg ob der Tauber