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Rothenburg Town Hall (Rathaus)
Ranked #4 of 54 things to do in Rothenburg
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Owner description: The city hall of this picturesque, undeveloped village reflects its anachronistic spirit.
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Part of a group tour, an excellent walled medieval town compact enough to walk round easily. Quite busy with tourists of all nationalities it is best to take one of the many side streets off the market square to guarantee a seat at one of the many cafes, prices are reasonable. It was only on our return home and watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang that we recognised the town hall and market square as being used in the film! Well worth a visit.

Thank Jim H
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"viewing platform"
in 9 reviews
"climb a ladder"
in 6 reviews
"impressive building"
in 8 reviews
"clock tower"
in 14 reviews
"narrow steps"
in 6 reviews
"christmas market"
in 21 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 9 reviews
"the main square"
in 18 reviews
"market place"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 6 reviews
"small fee"
in 6 reviews
"rothenburg ob der tauber"
in 14 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 7 reviews
"fairy tale"
in 12 reviews
"middle ages"
in 6 reviews
"night watchman tour"
in 8 reviews
"rathaus"
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful building to see, right in the middle of the marketplace. This is also the entrance to the tower.

Thank kainman
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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Let me count the ways I love Rothenburg: beautiful architecture, very clean city, very helpful and courteous shop employees, reasonable prices, and the Night Watchman tour. The disadvantage is that it.can feel touristy due to the gawking crowds, but overall it is my favorite German ciry.

Thank shoehornCa_
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

The day we were leaving Rothenburg, we decide to climb the Town Hall Tower in the morning. You enter from the grand steps overlooking Market Square. You start going up the stairs until you reach a large open room, where people wait. When you're able to enter, the turnstile light will turn green. It allows only 20 people to enter at a time to prevent the tower from over crowding. It doesn't open until 9:30am, but the light turned green at 9:25am and were were able to enter. We climb 214 steps that gets narrow and steep near the top. Right before you get to the top, there's a lady there to collect the fee, which is €2.50 per person cash. After you pay, you climb a ladder to the outside. The views are beautiful with a nice breeze! There's a sign to please take only 5 minutes at the top, which is plenty of time. When we go back down, it's the same way you went up. With it being so steep, it's best to walk down backwards..

Thank JennShio
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

On a nice day, it is worth climbing those narrow steps and stairs to get some amazing views of the town. However there isn't much space to walk or even stand up at the tower and it can be rather scary. It doesn't take very long but the opening to the tower top is really v narrow n the last flight of steps is literally like a vertical ladder. You need to pay 2.50 euros when you reached the top.

Thank Joni H
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