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Address: Marktplatz 1, Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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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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We LOVED this little town. Travel guru Rick Steves says that most people only make Rothenburg a day trip and recommends spending the night. So we took his advice and did so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We LOVED this little town. Travel guru Rick Steves says that most people only make Rothenburg a day trip and recommends spending the night. So we took his advice and did so. And we are so glad we did. We think it deserves a two night stay. From about 11:00 a.m. on the place is inundated with bus loads of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We took the train from Munich and enjoyed a relaxing day in Rothenburg. It was very hot that day, but we found both AC and Ice Cream to keep us cool. The town has a wonderful atmosphere and everyone was very friendly. We saw a garden and walked along the town hall. We went in a very cold Christmas store... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The town looks very colourful and cheerful. The buildings are small and nice. It is a very popular tourist spot so expect it to be crowded.

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Ham Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We spent parts of three different days walking around Old Town Rothenburg. We shopped, ATE (did we ever) and toured. Do not miss the Night Watchman's tour at 8 PM daily (in English). It is both informative and hilarious. There are too many great restaurants to mention. All have wonderful and local food menus. We walked the sections of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a very lovely town. When you walking in the town it's feel like you're in a fairy tale.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It does not matter how many times you have visited this old town - it is just great and charming!, I agree that to thoroughly enjoy this tow, you should spend at least a couple of days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old town, one day is not enough to see everything! make sure to also stop at the Burggarten and Kathe Wolfart!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Although it was very touristy, it is quite picturesque and fun to walk around seeing the well preserved old town. Well worth the stopover if your in northern Bavaria.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very very pleasant and quaint, a charming day out and nothing to dislike about the town.everything very clean and kept in good order, quiet a really nice place too stay.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Every building in the old city is wonderfully preserved. This town is truly a treasure trove of medieval experiences for 21st century travellers. The clock in the main square is weak by other city standards but that's OK. The architecture and the old town walls make up for that short coming in spades.

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Address: Address: Marktplatz 1, Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, 91541 Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Middle Franconia  >  Rothenburg

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