Rothenburg ob der Tauber Things to Do

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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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    according to a link
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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)

    Link to Shopping Tip.

    aussirose enjoying Tucher Beer in Rothenburg
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    Join in on The English Conversation Club Night

    by bpwarne Updated Nov 3, 2012

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    Wednesday night is called 'English Conversation Club' night at the restaurant within the Hotel Altfrankische Weinstube; your chance to dine/drink with some of the very amiable locals who love to practice their English w/foreigners. Everyone is welcome to join in at the large table that is taken over by the 'club' and often spills over to other adjoining tables, as it did the evening we sat in. You'll meet locals such as Herman the German and Peter Pan among others and get a sense of the 'local's' feeling for their great little town. An experience we will certainly long remember, it was the highlight of our visit to Rothenburg. (See our separate review of this great restaurant)

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    St Jame's (Jacobs) Church

    by bpwarne Updated Nov 3, 2012

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    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 has two towers (south tower: 55.2 m, north tower: 57.7m). The church was consecrated in 1485 by the Bishop of Würzburg.

    The western gallery contains the famous Holy Blood altarpiece of the Würzburg wood carver Tilman Riemenschneider, carved 1500-1505, which includes a rock crystal reliquary cross (ca. 1270). The altar includes scenes of the entry into Jerusalem, Lord's Supper with Judas as central figure and the Mount of Olives.

    Other important relics include the High Altar (1466 by Friedrich Herlin, a pupil of Rogier van der Weyden ; aka The Twelve Apostles Altar) , representing on its back side the oldest depiction of the city of Rothenburg.. The stained glass windows of the east chancel are adorned with images from 1350-1400 AD, including the left window (about 1400) with scenes of the life of the Virgin Mary, central window (circa 1350) with scenes from Christ's life and passion, and right window (about 1400) representing Christ's work of redemption and sacraments.

    The great organ of St. Jakob's was built by the Austrian organ building firm Rieger Orgelbau in Vorarlberg, consecrated in 1968, with 69 registers distributed over four manuals and pedal. The organ has two consoles, six manuals, and about 5,500 pipes.

    St James (Jacobs) Church, Rothenburg ob der Tauber Holy Blood altarpiece Detail: Last Supper Holy Blood altarpiece Detail: Mount of Olives Twelve Apostles Altar (High Altar Holy Blood altarpiece
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    Markusturm....

    by Maryimelda Updated Sep 4, 2012

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    The Markusturm incorporates the Roeder Arch which dates back to the 12th century and was part of the original fortification of Rothenburg. Underneath the Tower is the old prison or Beadle House (Buetthaus) which today houses official archives. Enlarge one of the photos to see the little doorway into the Beadle House.

    The Markusturm and Buetthaus..... Roeder Arch from the Roedergasse side....
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    Master Builder's House

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 25, 2012

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    This house is on Schiemedgasse and close to the Market square. in that time the builders were a well respected labor group and they were treated with good ornate house to enjoy their work in the towns. This one is form 1596, and not much was spared in the ornate decor of the outside, and surely inside also. The stepped gables make it look very dignified.

    View of statues on the various levels
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    Towers in town

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 25, 2012

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    The other towers that we saw are White tower from 1172 and was one of the gates from the original town when it was smaller in size. Now it is only two blocks from the Market Square. The Burgtor is also from 1172 and it survived an earthquake, and now still stands as usual

    View of White tower in the neighborhood Close up of the White tower clock Burgtor of old
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    St James Franciscan Church

    by BruceDunning Written Jul 25, 2012

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    This is the oldest church in town dating back to 1309; or now 703 years ago. The altar was carved by Tillman Riemanschneider, the windows are great sites, and a number of tombstones on site. It is on Herrngasse

    View of church on Herrngasse
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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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