Markusturm and Buttelhaus
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folieske4
Antwerp, Belgium7,285 contributions
Mark's Tower, with its distinctive hipped roof, is amongst Rothenburgs oldest wall ring from 12. Century. It was part of the first town fortress. The tower is 22 metres high and its wall thickness up to two metres is very powerful. Next to the White Tower, you will find the medieval Jewish Dance Hall. The small adjacent garden has ancient Jewish gravestones built into the stone wall. The tower and Büttelhaus (Beadle House) were used as a prison until the year 1844. The Büttelhaus now functions as the Rothenburg city archive.
Written September 30, 2010
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,348 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We happened to be staying at the Romantic Hotel Markusturm which abuts the tower and old wall. As a result whenever we wanted to go into the old town we passed through it, probably 15-20 times in the 2 days we stayed in Rothenburg. It is actually part of the original walls of the town but as Rothenburg grew, the walls were extended outward to accomodate the growth.
Written December 15, 2016
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NikoliGogol
Edmonton, Canada1,791 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is a very scenic part of the town. It is also a site where it is almost impossible to take an unobstructed photograph as fellow tourists are posing in front of the gate. Despite that, it is worth seeing.
Written December 27, 2018
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Ralf K
Wurzburg, Germany1,494 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
If you arrive from the Rödertor you will see the mighty hipped roof of the Markus tower. Beside that you will see the "Röderbogen" with its slender glock tower and the pointed tower attachment from the 12th century. They were part of the first city fastening, later they were replaced by the outer wall ring. Today it is on of the most popular photo motives with its splendid citizens houses, the romantic Röder fountain together with the Röderbogen and the Markus tower.
Written May 1, 2017
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MaryannF650
Clarksville, TN1,500 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
During a walking tour of Rothenburg, my husband and I, along with a group of seniors, visited many of the landmarks and points of interest in the Old Town. Our local tour guide provided us with an extensive history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus.

"The Markusturm or the Mark's tower is probably the oldest remnants of this Bavarian Town, built around the 12th century when the first city wall was erected. It is quite close to the town hall. The Marksturm is a delightful covered gate entry, with a clock right under the tall spire steeple.

"Nearly every tourist will pass under this curved archway connecting two sides of the narrow street. Behind the Marksturm is a large stone tower -- the Buttelhaus or the Beadle House, which was a prison until the 18th century. Inside this structure today, the town stores its archival documents.

A travel tip: "Keep a lookout for street musicians paying traditional German folk music on Hafengasse." Don't miss an opportunity to photograph this beautiful site.
Written July 19, 2019
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
The famous clock tower in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the most photographed landmarks in the old town.
Written June 4, 2018
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KatydidT
Jacksonville, FL24 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
We've seen photos of this famous tower and I always wondered if it were as wonderful as it looked, if the area around it was interesting. The answer to both is a resounding "YES"! You can find this after walking along the Wall that surrounds Rothenburg or by wandering down interesting streets. Either way, you won't be disappointed. The shops are enticing! Souvenirs, of course, but also table linens, Christmas decorations, things for kids that adults love, too, and more. This is a must see in Rothenburg!
Written October 8, 2017
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pathfinndr
Norman, OK1,571 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
this 13th century tower, which formerly served as a jailhouse, is located on one of the main streets, between the Rodertor gate and the main square. There is a stork's nest on the adjoining Hotel Markusturm. Both make for a great photo.
Written August 10, 2017
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tank1050
Wescosville, PA4,459 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
This is a neat tower on the way from the Markt platz to the Rodertor on Rodergasse. It has a nice clock atop it and the street passes right through it. When we looked up we saw a stork perched in a nest at the top of the tower in the building adjoining. great photio area and to great old buildings around it and the little plaza beyond.
Written June 14, 2017
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC22,264 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
As the town expanded, they moved the walls out, but this gate from the old wall remains and is partnered with the lovely building just outside it. It is very striking to see this tower popping out from inside the city instead of at the wall, but it gives you an idea about the city's growth and how they adapted to change. An excellent photo op.
Written December 12, 2016
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