Dinkelsbühl Travel Guide

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    Decorated buildings
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    Segringerstrasse
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Dinkelsbühl Things to Do

  • Kornhaus

    Now a hostel for about 17 beds. Markanter FAchwarkbau back in 1508 built this as a corn storage building. It has been modified and reworked many times since, and no doubt modernized inside now for lights and toilet.

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  • Faultturm and Haus

    This was not open for viewing, and maybe has not been for quite some time based on the look of being desolate. The tower also called Schuldturm connects to Zwingerhaus. Behind the tower is the park garden area.

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  • Rothenburgertor

    The tower gate was the main entry from the north in the older days and that was back in the 1400's when it was built in 1390. It is one entry for Imperial Cities to be merchants of trade and food goods. There was once an entry to get to the mid section of the tower, but now it is closed off. The treppen gables on either side of the tower are...

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  • Driekonigskappelle

    Dating back to 1378, this church was a dedication to three kings and now is only used as a memorial of wars. It has Spitzbogigen Fenstern and Walmdach. There is no entry from what I noted, and looks usually closed. It sits on the acess of a split street leading to Segringertor and also up to the Kornhaus along the wall.

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  • Krugsturm

    This is a tower to the south rend of the town and along a row of towers for defense leading to NorlingerTor gate

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  • Segringertor

    It is the gate on the west side of the town and dates back to about mid 1500's. It was damaged in Thirty Years War because the Swedes attacked this side most vigorously. They breached the wall here, and entered the town. The moat on the outside only held them back for some days. The tower was damaged but later rebuilt in 1655,

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  • Nordlinger Museum of Dimension 3rd...

    This museum features holographs, 3D perspectives, illusions of things and distortions, and light and laser shows. The tour is not much to see here. It is open 10-6 daily and only until 4PM on off months and then Saturday and Sunday only. Entry is free.

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  • Nordlingerstrasse

    This street is mostly made up of residences of the locals living within the walls and some businesses for normal daily needs such as plumbing, electrical and some food stores. At the end of this three block long street is Nordlinger Tor

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  • Martin Luther Strasse

    This is the main street for the shopping and branches off with the Winemarket buildings. The end of the street leads to Rothenburger Tor, and is only a couple of blocks long. The Gastof Gold Hirsch is in the middle between some other retail shops and stores for locals to buy merchandise

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  • Town Hall

    This red decorated facade was built in 1773 and used since 1855 as the current town hall after the Geschichtehaus was used for other purposes that was owned by von Krieg und Frieden. The town hall is active today and going inside is administrative offices mostly.

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  • City Museum

    This museum is very nice, and not publicized as much as it should be. Inside the Haus Geschichte which also is the town hall and the tourist information office is the museum taking up 1/2 of the large building. The museum itself shows a lot of history of the town from the 8th century and the Thirty Years War impact. They also have displays of...

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  • Haus der Geschichte-Information and...

    This is located in the Altrathausplatz near the Wornitz Tor gate. It is used for tourist information, local events, and has the town history museum which is worth a visit. The tourist office times are 9-6Pm daily Monday-Friday and 10-5Pm on weekends, but have some lesser hours in November-April. The house was erected in 1188, and became the...

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Dinkelsbühl Hotels

  • Hezelhof Hotel

    Segringer Str. 7, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, 91550, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Dinkelsbuehler Kunst-Stuben

    Segringer Str. 52, Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, 91550, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Haus Appelberg

    Nice, small hotel at the historic town centre of Dinkelsbühl, close to the town wall and Nördlinger...

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Dinkelsbühl Restaurants

  • Local German Cuisine on the street

    The German food is always good. The cuisine is of Duetsch nature and authentic tasting. WE had sauerkraut and wurst for a meal to split, and all was excellent.

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  • Perfect for a casual Italian diner

    Pizzeria Sorrento is another dining place among those plenty of restaurants in Dinkelsbuehl's historic center. In regard of all the fancy places there with them pointing out the medieval flair and historic settings, I actually liked the simplicity of this Pizza place. Most important they too, like most of the restaurants there, have outdoor seats....

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  • Warm and Friendly Cafe

    The pastries looked great and, as expected, tasted great. I went back later for a schnitzel sandwich that was tender and very good. The staff were very welcoming. I ended up eating outside on a cool day. And any cafe with a name that long is certainly worth trying....

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  • Bavarian Nostalgia

    Traditional Bavarian restaurant/ inn at the old town of Dinkelsbühl. The interior furnishings and wainscots, made of dark wood, add to the cosy atmosphere and revive a lovely 19th century atmosphere. The restaurant offers a variety of local gastronomic specialities like Swabian ravioli, dumplings, fresh fish, sausages, soups, etc. The menu also...

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  • Restaurant & Outdoor Cafe

    This restaurant was just opened last year. I just checked on the web to make sure it made it and ,,,yep, it's still up and running. The inside is decorated in bare, modern decor. The day was too nice for indoor dining though, everyone was outside in the lovely terraced section. All four of us got different dishes and all of them were good. I had...

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  • 500 year old hotel & restaurant...

    On a cold day in Dinkelsbuhl we dipped into this charming hotel restaurant for a traditional German lunch. The owners/staff were so friendly and accommodating with my extremely limited German. The ambiance is traditional and cozy. The food schmeck sehr gut! (an attempt at me saying it tasted very good!) Right in the heart of the lovely village of...

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Dinkelsbühl Transportation

  • Parking Restrictions

    Coming to Dinkelsbuehl you will notice parking areas at the main entrances into the old town. In the case that you want to spend the day here it is recommendable to park on one of these parkings as parking in the old town is restricted by time. Here the parking needs a parking disc and the car has to be moved after 1 hours in the periode between...

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  • Parking

    It is by far, easiest and best, to park outside the town walls. There are 4 public parking places meant for such. It is metered parking. We paid 1 euro for a three hour visit.

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Dinkelsbühl Shopping

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    by Rhondaj Written Aug 6, 2008

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    What a strange place! Inside, the front part of the store is a drugstore. Walk through it to the back and there are shelves upon shelves of Birkenstocks at prices I've not seen anywhere else. (and I've looked). Someone had told us about this store, otherwise we would not have known about it. It is very unassuming and we probably would have walked on by not knowing about the booty in the back...

    What to buy: Birkenstocks. discounts given for multiple purchases. What a deal!

    What to pay: 35 to 43 euro

    Birkenstocks loot from Dinkelsbuehl-dont raid ze castle tonite!
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Dinkelsbühl Local Customs

  • History of Dinkelsbuehl begins around...

    The recorded history of Dinkelsbuehl begins around the 10th century when a fortress was erected at the intersection of two trade routes. Many structures, especially from the 15th and 16th centuries, are beautifully preserved.. Some of the sights to see in Dinkelsbuehl, include the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), St. George's Minster, the Almhouse,...

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  • Founder of Dinkelsbuehl

    Most of the town’s citizens embraced the protestant faith. In 1546 Emperor Charles V conquers the Schmalkaldischer Bund, the town is ruled by a Catholic council and St. George’s Minister is ceded to the Catholic minority. 1618 The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) takes its toll and brings the town to the verge of economic ruin. Following its conquest...

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  • Chronicle of Dinkelsbuehler...

    The link to the webpage below gives very interesting informations about the history of this music corps, their bandsmen, their concerts/events etc. etc. but again unfortunately no English translation provided.Touristik Service Dinkelsbuehl - TSDAltrathausplatz 14Dinkelsbuehl, 91550ph: 01149-9851-902-440email: touristik.service@dinkelsbuehl.de

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Dinkelsbühl Warnings and Dangers

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    by Elena77 Written Oct 19, 2007

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    500 years ago people used to be way smaller than the average height of today. That's why door sills at medieval houses can be surprisingly narrow. So keep your eyes open and... always mind you head! ;)

    Faulty design??
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Dinkelsbühl Off The Beaten Path

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    by Roadquill Written Oct 22, 2010

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    The City's tourist office will provide you for a small fee with an inexpensive map that has a tour with explanations of the various buildings on the inside of the walls as well as an outside the walls tour. Either way, the buildings and views are very picturesque.

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Dinkelsbühl Favorites

  • Exterior Wall Decorations

    As one wanders through Dinkelsbuhl, it seems that around every corner, or down any street one will come across a very artistic wall decoration of one kind or another.

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  • Summer Breeze Open Air

    If you're travelling to Dinkelsbühl in Summer and you're not into Heavy Metal music, do avoid the 3rd weekend in August. That's when the annual Summer Breeze Open Air does take place. It's a pretty large event and it might affect your stay. The average number of this festival's visitors is around 40,000. Many of them will be staying at the festival...

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  • Dinkelsbuhl memories

    I enjoyed walking up and down the streets absorbing the small town atmosphere. The main square always has something lively going on and you can watch real Germans living their daily lives. I know it sounds kind of corny but I just felt like I was walking through a dream land. It is the Germany that everybody thinks of when building gingerbread...

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