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Old Town

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Rothenburg has made a concerted effort to preserve its medieval heritage, and Old Town reflects the historic fruits of this labor.
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91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 404800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a visit as Rothenburg is such a picture postcard town with its quaint and historic buildings. Christmas Market is set in the lovely square. Most tourists come for the day so it was very quiet at night.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An absolutely wonderful experience. Beautiful architecture, charm, history. A great walled medieval town dating to before 1100. Nice shops and cafes. It is especially charming during Advent with the Christmas Market.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chuck52310
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were misinformed that 1 day would be enough to explore the old town and now wish we had of stayed a bit longer. Quieter than many comparable old towns in Europe but such a lovely atmosphere. We will definitely return for more than 1...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChrisG932
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were driving through the area on our way to southern Germany and decided to stop here to walk and explore for a couple of hours. Parking was very difficult (it was a Saturday). They have lots all around the old town, if you are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CommonGroundTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

This compact medieval Old Town has retained a large number of its buildings. We were there in late October so the tourist crowds weren't bad, and the bus groups leave before dark, when the town is all the more charming. Stay overnight if you can.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShowMeSomething
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rothenburg is stunningly, achingly lovely. Even the heavily touristy parts are gorgeous. It is worth spending time wandering to discover the hidden parts.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank winksie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the whole town, the wall is lovely to walk along and the town is so friendly and quaint! Very laid back when we were there!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kathivan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Town of Rothenburg is so enchanting - and famous for having scenes from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang filmed here (the scene with the kiddy catcher in the square) So many wonderful shops, restaurants and things to see and do. Walk the town walls.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank littlefairy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is located in Franconia, a south region in Germany. It is a wonderful little medieval town, where you can enjoy a lot walking in the streets, seeing the fantastic buildings and, going up to the wall, which surrounds...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much better than Heidelberg. This is not a city with a historic centre but a small medieval town instead. No traffic or city buzz. All houses are amazing, fairy tale style. Try climbing all the way to the tower.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Rekerman | Reviewed this property |
We took the Romantischen Strasse from Munich to Frankfurt and we visited a few cities. The ones we liked the most were Landsberg (1/2 day) and Rothenburg (worth at least a whole day). Augsburg and Bad Merthingen (1/2 day... More
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Sorry very late reply but you can't go wrong with Rothemburg