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Old Town

Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 35 Attractions in Rothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Parma, Italy
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We used Rothenbur as a stopover during our road trip and we were very glad we did. We plan to come back during the winter/Christmas period to explore the typical shops.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

So cute and so small. I love this town! Amazing medieval houses, lovely old wall, PACKED to the brim with tourists!

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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Small and relax wandering around, fascinating even if only window-shopping! I feel like walking in the medieval town that only existed in the fairly tale.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We walked through the old town, which was adorned with lovely sign boards in gold and silver. Many unique and cute shops as well as boutique offerings. They are open till quite late. Do not try to drive through with a car, it will be a nightmare as the streets are very narrow and there is no parking.

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Worcestershire England
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233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wonderful old town - fantastic walks and views from the old walls and top of Rathaus. Lovely shops - not cheap!

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Lovely town surrounded by a wall. Lots of Christmas shops full of ornaments made from the wood of the Black Forrest. Beautiful hidden gardens through the gates at the walls. I wish I had had more time to walk around the whole town. Shop keepers are very friendly.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Hard not to be charmed by all the old buildings but it does feel rather like being in a theme park. That said it is not hard to see why many visitors love it.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The old town is full of lovely places to see. It has so many lovely buildings with lots of shops. There are teddy bear shops and 2 Christmas shops which are a delight. We saw the cuckoo clock in the square. Also try the snooballs which are made in a local shop.It was too wet for us to go on... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you enjoy the medieval, then Rothenburg ob der Tauber is your place. It's a perfectly conserved medieval town with ancient buildings and houses. You really get transported to another time.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Wherever you go in Rothenburg you are greeted by one amazing sight after another. Naturally all this medieval beauty bring in masses of tourists, but considering it was a Saturday in July, it could have been much more crowded. If you are interested in history then this small town, which has managed to preserve all its medieval glory, is a... More

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