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Address: Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Rothenburg has made a concerted effort to preserve its medieval heritage...
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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Quaint City Square

Lots to see and do... a little busy but can find low seasons. Great looking old cathedral. Fairly easy walking... if not used to cobble stone be careful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and do... a little busy but can find low seasons. Great looking old cathedral. Fairly easy walking... if not used to cobble stone be careful.

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Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Very small and charming old town. Great to spend one day walking around and appreciating beautiful architecture and kind people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Pretty perhaps, but it reminded me of Disney, but with not so many smiling faces, where shops sell virtually the same type of nutcracker, cuckoo clock ,,stein etc and those don't sell as much of those, sell a similar limited variety of food. The one that is out of the ordinary is the Christmas shop and museum. Its has cobbled... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was taken aback by how charming Rothenburg was. There are quaint buildings, alleyways and streets around every corner. It's hard to have a little city as cute as this without having people flock to see it, so even though bus loads of people visit, it should still be on a must-see list. I stayed in Old Town for two... More 

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Coquille, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Fun and very educational. Rothenburg Old Town is like something out of a Brothers Grimm story! There are shops of every type. Clothing both modern as well as traditional. Excellent coffee shops, great restaurants and wonderful bakeries (yummm)!!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This town is nicely preserved. It is quite extensive, too. If one happens to be in the area, it is a good idea to visit. However, the hordes of tourists from cruise ships spoiled my day in Rothenburg a bit. I have nothing against tourists from cruise ships ( I go on cruises too), but medieval towns are best enjoyed... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The town is very beautiful, all buildings and streets appear as they would have hundreds of years ago. Many shops selling traditional fare and souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Rothenburg ob der Tauber has a medieval city centre. Beautiful restaurated houses, streets etc. Its worth a visit. It also lies at the "Romantische Strasse" ( a touristic route). Its a 10 minutes drive from the A7 autobahn. For information see: http://www.tourismus.rothenburg.de

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had only 5 days in Munich for a group of ten and yes, this is on top on our list, giving up Nuremburg. It's good enough for a day trip from Munich and the kids love it, taking in the sights and climbing and walking around the walls. Allocate enough time from the train station to the town and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

the shops in this beautiful town are all worth a look with great souvineers and cake shops selling the local cake 'schneeballen' snowballs, brilliant place.

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