Dinkelsbühl Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Maryimelda
  • Steps to the right of the tower
    Steps to the right of the tower
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  • Steps to the Wall on the left
    Steps to the Wall on the left
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Dinkelsbühl Highlights

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     Everything... 

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     Not much to do 

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     great little german town 

Dinkelsbühl Things to Do

  • Debtor's Prison and Town Wall

    The Debtor's Prison and Caretaker's Lodge sits on the pond right near one of the entrances to Dinkelsbuehl. It makes a lovely sight but in it's original application would have been a house of horror for those housed there. It also forms part of the fortifications of the city or the Town Wall which still stands today and can be accessed at many...

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  • Weinmarkt

    In the Weinmarkt there can be found a number of buildings which were originally storehouses for tradesmen and merchants in medieval times. In the main photo you can see the red building which was known as the Ratsherrnstube. It served as a tavern for the city councillors, but was also where the scales for the goods being sold in the market were...

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  • The Kornhaus

    I have long been known for doing things upside down, inside out or back to front and my experience of the Kornhaus in Dinkelsbuehl is yet another example of my expertise in this field. I arrived at the Church of the Three Kings and noticed this building almost adjacent to it. My walking map of the town indicated that this was the Kornhaus but the...

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  • Benninger and Hauber

    Benninger and Hauber is a florist shop in Dinkelsbuehl which really caught my eye. It has an extremely attractive facade which is adorned with a wonderful fresco of the Holy Family over the door. From time to time in my travels I have come across shops like this that for no apparent reason apart from their obvious visual appeal, really attract my...

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  • Segringer Gate.....

    The Segringer Gate was very badly damaged by the Swedes in the mid 17th century. Not long after, it fell to the ground and had to be rebuilt literally from the ground up. The builder was the Italian Antonio Don and he rebuilt the tower in 1655 in Baroque style. There are steps down to the town moat from the Segringer gate.

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  • Walk the Walk......

    As with so many European towns and cities, the best way to familiarise yourself with the place is to go for a good long walk and Dinkelsbuehl is no exception. What delightful streets with the beautiful old timbered houses all kept lovingly in first rate condition. The colours and the flowers, the writing on every building, the cobblestones etc.......

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  • Karmeliterkloster (Church of St Paul)

    The site of the present day Sankt Paulskirche was originally the site of the Carmelite Monastery (Karmeliterkloster). The Monastery dated back to the 13th century and and was originally founded by the Carmelit monks from Wurzburg. After some toing and froing in the wake of the Thirty Years War, it became the site for the Protestant Church of St...

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  • The statue outside the Muenster.....

    Every year they hold in Dinkelsbuehl, a pageant called "Kinderzeche". The pageant commemorates the time during the 30 years War when the town was besieged by a Swedish Colonel by the name of Sperreuth. The town elders were literally on the verge of unconditional surrender to the Swedes when Kinderlore, the daughter of the watchman, arrived on the...

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  • Rothenburg Tower Gate

    The Rothenburg Tower Gate is a stepped gable with flat columns. It dates back to the latter half of the 14th century. The town was well equipped with strong fortifications which is illustrated in the projecting construction complete with hipped roof, bays and tar holes. The second level is where the torture chamber and prison cells are housed.

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  • Chapel of the Three Kings.....

    The little Church of the Three Kings is set against the wall near the Segringer Gate. It is believed to date back to the 14th century. Today it is a war memorial.

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  • Woernitz Gate.....

    This is the gate leading to and from the Woernitz Valley. It is believed to be the oldest of all the gates in the Dinkelsbuehl Wall.

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  • St George's Muenster.....

    St. George’s Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in Germany, was built at the intersection of the old trade routes in the second half of the 15th century. It is probably the most prominent of all the buildings in Dinkelsbuehl. The tower is open for energetic visitors who want to climb about 200ft up, but the view is well worth the...

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  • Visit the body of a saint

    In the church in the center of town you can visit the corpse of a saint/martyr. It's interesting to check him out, and it's also kind of gross. Fun for all! You're not supposed to climb on the dais/pedestal area, but most of the people I saw still did. Perhaps because "bitte nicht betreten" was unrecognizable to most of the visitors. Definitely...

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  • Red Rooftops

    Don't miss Dinkelsbuehl. It has charm without too much of the pre-packaged Disney-fied style of Rothenburg. I suggest seeing both towns, and enjoying them each for what they are: lovely.

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  • Off the beaten track

    You actually can go over the river and through the woods (albeit tiny woods) in Dinkelsbuehl. Don't hesitate to leave the town gates and wander past the wall. There are plenty of "secret" entrances by which you can return. We loved the unpopulated areas we found as we wandered.

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  • Always take a moment to look behind you

    While walking around town, make sure to occasionally stop and turn around. Some of the best views and lovliest places can be found that way. The town invites a leisurely stroll, so take it up on the offer. Enjoy!

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  • Admire the architecture

    Walk around the town and soak in the quaint and lovely style of the buildings. The juxtaposition of the old and new is striking when you compare the homes with the widescreen televisions you can peek at through the windows. The facades are gorgeous, and if you are lucky enough to find a quiet street without cars, you can pretend you've traveled...

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  • Rest stops Dinkelsbuehl style

    Make sure to stop by at the center fountains that are sprinkled around the town. They have some interesting details, and they are usually near an ice cream shop or cafe. There is one by the main gate leaving Dinkelsbuehl, and another is more central. I suppose they are not exactly fountains; at least they weren't spouting water when we were there....

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Dinkelsbühl Restaurants

  • Great lunch

    This is a very busy restaurant which is part of a very popular hotel in Dinkelsbuehl.The decor is as you would expect, traditionally German and my impression was that for such a busy establishment, it was very cosy. Service was extremely efficient and friendly. I was very comfortable and happy that I chose this place for lunch before leaving...

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  • Fischers Zunft Baeckerie Cafe

    This is one of several wonderful bakery cafes in Dinkelsbuehl. The perfect stop for morning coffee on your walk around the town. Great coffee and a wonderful assortment of local pastries and breads. I opted for a beesting which was mouthwatering.

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  • Why venture any further?....

    This excellent restaurant is inhouse at the Hotel Goldenes Lamm where I stayed. The waitress was cheerful and very efficient and made me feel very comfortable and welcome.Before dinner I had a glass of wine in the outdoor area at the back of the building and it was quite lovely out there at that time of day surrounded by gardens and greenery. For...

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Dinkelsbühl Transportation

  • Bus from Noerdlingen

    The train from Fuessen left me at Noerdlingen and from there I had to take a bus to Dinkelsbuehl. Unfortunately the buses don't run very often and I had a wait of about two hours or more at the bus station outside the Bahnhof in Noerdlingen. Thank God I had a good book. To make matters worse, when the bus finally did come, it proceeded through the...

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  • The Romantische Strasse

    In March 2002 I did a small part of the Romantische Strasse. This page is part of that route. The Romantische Strasse is a beautiful route through the south of Germany, between Würzburg and Füssen. On the map you can see where the Romantische Strasse exactly is. My travelpages about this beautiful route in the south of Germany are : Rothenburg,...

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Dinkelsbühl Warnings and Dangers

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    Bees that were drawn in by Coke Light

    by 15ilikestuff Written Jan 4, 2005

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    For those allergic to bees, you may want to avoid Dinkelsbühl, the town is filled with them. Perhaps it is because of all the flowers. In any case, they seem to be very attracted to Coke Light. Check out the photo, we trapped 3 bees in our cups at lunch in Dinkelsbühl.

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Dinkelsbühl Tourist Traps

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    Enjoy the ride.....

    by Maryimelda Written Dec 9, 2009

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    A lazy way of seeing Dinkelsbuehl is to go on the horse and carriage ride. I have learnt to see a place like this or on one of those little train thingys before I go walking, so that I can get my bearings and know what I want to see and what I don't. the horse and carriage ride was quite extensive and only cost 8 euro, HOWEVER, what I failed to ascertain before I paid the money was that the commentary was only in German, which was fine for those who spoke German, but left me right out in the cold. I'm not sure if there is a service where the commentary is in English, but I would advise anyone who doesn't speak German to find out before parting with your money, what language the commentary will be.

    Unique Suggestions: I would be lying however, if I said that I did not enjoy the ride anyway and yes, I did get a few ideas of places I wanted to explore more closely.

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Dinkelsbühl Off The Beaten Path

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    by Maryimelda Updated Apr 23, 2013

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    The reason I am displaying this photo of the new Rathaus in Dinkelsbuehl has nothing whatsoever to do with its history or architecture or its official uses.

    No it is much more important than all of those Rathaus facts.. The reason that I am doing an Off the Beaten Path tip is to inform potential visitors to Dinks that there is a wonderfully clean and free of charge toilet in the building which you are welcome to use.

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