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Old Town

Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 34 attractions in Rothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: 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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Weston, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This town was a favorite among all of us! My teenagers absolutely loved this town. It has shops, bakeries, sweet treats, cafes with outdoor seating and wonderful architecture. The history of this town is simply phenomenal and one that must be heard. The Night Watchman Tour is the best way to hear it and he is very entertaining and fun!

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Caldwell, New Jersey, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The town is like a story book....it's beautiful. The architecture is really charming, you can get tons of pictures. And the shops..there are so many, a huge assortment of Christmas ornaments and other items and great food. The towns people are very friendly and helpful. Just a fun day!

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Greenville, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Just walking around this town never gets old! Beautiful. Loved eating outside on the street at one of the many cafes.

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South Riding, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

charming and full of interesting little shops! We had a fun time exploring the various merchants and the night watchman tour. Fun time for family or couples!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great shopping, food, museums, churches. Picturesque hotels. Good place to order medevial swords, clothing, armor, cuckoo clocks & local wine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We traveled by car along the Romantic Road from Wurzburg to Nordlingen. Everyone advised us to spend time in Rothenburg. It is a beautiful, historically preserved town; however, we enjoyed Dinkelsbuhl and Nordlingen much more. They also have church towers to climb, cobbled streets and are enclosed by a circular wall with towers and gates....but they are not crowded with... More

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Ravenna, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Rothenburg was the highlight of our family trip to Europe. This city was lost in time, and has only in the past 50 years become a vacation and tourist destination. Be sure to do the Night Watchman's Tour to learn much more about the city. We spent a day and a half here and felt like we covered 80% of... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The wall surrounds most of the old town. There is no charge for ascending and walking round the wall, but there are disclaimers from the council on each staircase, should something happen to you. The walkways and stairs look a bit rickety, but once on them, they seem solid enough, and given that there are no barriers restricting the walk... More

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Munich, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We loved Rothenburg with its' quaint buildings and streets. In the summer time the buildings have beautiful flower baskets on the windows, it all looked so lovely.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You can shop, walk around and enjoy the old buildings (many are pre-WWII, and you can hardly tell yourself which ones aren't), enjoy the garden right outside one of the gates, and even do a bit of hiking if you leave the old town and the walls. There are tours of the area (I recommend the Nigh Watchman's tour) and... More

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