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Old Town
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Owner description: This walled village houses mercantile buildings dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The fortified wall has sixteen towers; you can access the city from four of them.
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Our visit exceeded expectations, and we had expected a lot! The architecture, people, history, bier and vistas were simply outstanding. We also rode bikes, in and outside of town. Take the tour of the town museum (in the old town hall/current tourist bureau), which provides an interpretive presentation of 800 years of history. It deepened our appreciation of the town, although we mainly just liked to walk, wander and drink up the scenery (as well as a little bier :). Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy this charming village. No offense intended, but we much preferred Dinkelsbuhl to Rothenberg, which we liked, but found to be almost overrun with tourists. We also enjoyed Wallerstein. Magical trip for us!

Visited July 2012
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Valparaiso, IN
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56 reviews
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“Like Walking Through a Fairy Tale...”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

We thought we'd take a quick stop in Dinkelsbuhl on our Romantic Road road trip based on other traveler reviews. It wasn't one of the destinations I'd researched, so I didn't know what to expect. This town is positively adorable, and quintessentially German. We ended up spending a good part of the day here, and having one of the most affordable lunches we had in our two week tour of the country. There are some cute shops, and the buildings are just a pleasure to look at. The town is colorful, and the people are wonderful. The medieval walls are well-preserved, and the walking the streets is like stepping back in time. We were excited to see the white stork's nest on top of the old town hall building in the center sqare...complete with several fledging storks dancing around the edge of the nest! A great little stop-off...much less commercial than the larger towns, with just as much character!

Visited June 2012
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Centreville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“A gem!”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

Rothenburg gets all the glory, but Dinkelsbuhl is just as cute and adorable, and it's even smaller! The buildings, however, all seem to be bigger than Rothenburgs, so it’s really interesting to walk around and look at the architecture and find the little parks and interesting streets. If you drive, you do have to get a parking pass from the main information center and you get an hour free. Check your rental car for a pass, as ours had one, but we didn't find it until the end of our trip. It’s easier to park outside of the walls in one of the parking lots and then just walk into town.

Visited April 2012
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Recife, PE
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“Dinkelsbühl worths more than a quick stop”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Still surrounded by its medieval walls and towers, Dinkelsbühl seam to be straight out of a Brothers Grimm story! Around the Marktplatz are a number of buildings, including the Gothic Rathaus. Worths more than a quick stop.

Visited February 2012
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devon england
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“Turn back the clock”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Brilliant! don't miss the back streets full of charming wooden houses.

Visited September 2011
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