Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

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    Cemetery and Church

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 11, 2015

    To get to the old part of Rothenburg ob der Tauber from the station go left down Bahnhof Strasse then right onto Ansbacher Strasse.

    Before we reached the walled city, we passed a cemetery and a pretty little church. We had a stroll round the churchyard and a quick look in the church where a service was going on. One of the interesting gravestones had elephants on it and the name Tarzan. It belonged to a circus performer from Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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    The Burg Garden

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 11, 2015

    The Burg Garden used to be the site of Rothenburg's Castle. This was destroyed in an earthquake in 1356. The gardens are very pleasant places to sit and rest in or go for a stroll in. They have statues, flowers and good views over the town and surrounding countryside.

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    Marktplatz

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 11, 2015

    The Market Square is a busy part of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Here you will find the Rathaus or Town Hall, the Clock Tower which is now the tourist office and Saint George's Fountain which dates from around 1608.

    While we were here, there was a weird balancing act going on. I can only guess there was some kind of seating structure hidden within their clothes.

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    Siebers Tower

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 11, 2015

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber is picturesque everywhere in the old town, but one of the most beautiful areas is around Siebers Tower. This tower dates from around 1385. It was the main entrance into Rothenburg for about 150 years before the Spital Bastion was built.

    Next to Siebers Tower is the beautiful Plonlein Triangular Place. This place has a pretty little fountain.

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    Walls and Gates

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 11, 2015

    The old centre of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is surrounded by walls and six gates: Klingen Gate, Burg Gate, Kobolzell Gate, Spital Bastion, Roder Gate and Gallows Gate. We walked on the walls from Klingen Gate to Siebers Tower. There were some excellent views over the town and the walls were not busy. Unlike many other old walled towns, there is no fee to go up on the walls.

    Burg Gate leads into Rothenburg from the Burg Garden. It dates from 1356. It has two round guard houses and a mask through which the soldiers defending Rothenbourg could pour hot tar onto their enemies.
    Gallows Gate was the place where executions took place in Mediaeval Times.

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    Views from the walls.

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 3, 2015

    As you walk around the walls of Rothenbourg ob der Tauber, you get wonderful views over the town. Many of the houses have picturesque red roofs. There are also towers and other beautiful old buildings. Walking the walls was the highlight of our visit for me.

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    Puppenmuseum / museum of puppets

    by globetrott Updated Apr 6, 2014

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    In Rothenburg ob der Tauber you may also see a nice museum of Puppets. You may find the museum there close to Marktplatz and it has a large display of puppets with porcelain heads and many other kinds of puppets, including accessories like puppet - kinderwagen etc.

    The museum is open daily :
    March - December : 09.30a.m. - 06.00p.m.
    January & February : 11.00a.m. - 05.00p.m.

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    Read the comment by Trekki below:
    This Museum is obviously closed now !!!

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    Christmas market

    by ophiro Written Mar 10, 2014

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    Very close to the market square of the city there is a store called Christmas market.
    This is a store dedicated to Christmas decorations and of course other items.

    The store is very colorful and beautiful and there is a Christmas museum here also (something like 4 Euro entrance).

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    The market place

    by ophiro Written Mar 9, 2014

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    The main square of Rothenburg , the market place of the city is a colorful place with street vendors offering their merchandize , restaurants , cafes and of course the architecture of the clock tower , the Town Hall and St Georges Fountain.

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    St. Jakob's Church

    by ophiro Written Mar 9, 2014

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    St. Jakob's Church (Or St. Jakob Church in German) Controls the landscape of the city with it's 2 55m height towers (one is a little bit higher 57m).
    You can see the church from the walls.
    The church is a Gothic style church that was built during 170 years (from 1311 to 1485).

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    Enjoy the small streets

    by ophiro Written Mar 9, 2014

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    The main touristic area of Rothenburg is not a big place , i suggest that you will enjoy walking around , watch the small houses , the lovely picturesque windows.
    you will enjoy the place , 2-3 hours will be more than enough to my opinion to see the entire place.

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    The Klingentor

    by ophiro Written Mar 9, 2014

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    The Klingentor is a tower that was built between 1380 and 1390.
    The tower used to be a main part in the city and used to be a water tower.

    At the end of the 15th century a church was build close to the tower - St Wolfgang church.

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    Church of St. Jacob

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 23, 2013

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    The Church of St. Jacob or St. James is a historic Lutheran church and the largest church in the city. It serves as a church on the pilgrimage route to St. James Church in Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
    It has two towers (south tower: 55.2 m, 57.7 m north tower).
    The church was built between 1311-1484. Its east chancel was completed in 1322, nave built from 1373-1436, and west choir, which bridges the street, from 1453-1471. The church was consecrated in 1485 by the Bishop of Würzburg.

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    Historical Vaults Museum

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 23, 2013

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    I advise you to attend a Historical museum in the building of the Town Hall.
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    according to a link
    http://www.rothenburg.de/index.php?get=121

    You can watch my 1 min 55 sec HD Video Rotheburg ob der Tauber Museum out of my Youtube channel.

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    Relax with a local Tucher

    by aussirose Updated Dec 29, 2012

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    When we sat down for a break and ordered a beer.....as usual we wanted to taste a local.

    So the waiter served us with a round of Tucher beers. I liked this beer and I would recommend that you enjoy a Tucher beer here in Rothenburg.

    My va's wanted to taste it, but I said "You Tucher my beer?....I breaka ya nose!!"... Sorry, bad joke ;o)

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For those interested to visit the Dolls & Toy Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber:

the museum closed forever end of March 2014.

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