Stayed overnight in Rothenburg while travelling across Germany with our son. Rothenburg itself is very interesting but gets crowded in daytime with tourists on day trips. However by staying overnight you really get a feel for the place, a real trip back in time to a fairly genuine survival of a medieval German townscape. Some 60% of the town in fact is genuinely medieval or good restoration from 'long ago' whereas the rest was sadly destroyed in the last war. the centre of town, with all the important buildings survived intact (and the Wst side). You'd never know today which bits were destroyed as everything destroyed was rebuilt soon afterwards really well.
Back to the Hotel...the hotel survived - and wow! what a survival. It's a small townhouse very close to the centre of town on 4 floors. It would immediately remind you of a dolls house - but even more like something from 'Alice in Wonderland' because it's tiny but amazingly got loads of space. All the rooms have low ceilings, have antique funiture and paintings (but not antique beds and facilities - these are bang up to date and great.) The first floor is even more 'Alice' with a sort of lounge area again full of antiques, the full width of the house with an ancient wooden floor that slopes to the centre (and beamed floor above). Herr Raidel is a quiet spoken courteous man with a fine moustache; a tuba player (or similar) in a local band, he is a fine host - seemingly running the place single handedly. Lovely views of the mediavel roofs from our room. My sons single room up in the attic similarly had great views and supposedly a single room - seemed big enough for two! Plenty of hot water, towels (and soap!) provided. My wife wasn't too happy that the shower attachment was broken - so that the shower head wasn't fixed to the wall - you had to hold it while showering; but I didn't mind - shower was good and strong (and hot!)
Plenty for breakfast.
In summary - quaint place with bags of genuine character. Good service. Good value. I stayed one night - I told Herr Raidel I'd be back & I meant it. Back both for Rothenburg which has much more to offer than the 'touristy' image might suggest - and back for this great hotel