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All you need to know about Rotenburg ob der Tauber, Germany!

Updated: Sep 26

Germany has some of the most charming cities and Rothenburg ob der Tauber is definitely one of the cutest!

This town is along the ever-popular Romantic Road in Bavaria, Germany, about halfway between Frankfurt and Munich. I highly recommend adding this one to your itinerary!

Bucket List for Rothenburg ob der Tauber:

Market Square

Spital Gate

Double Bridge

Medieval Crime Museum

Käthe Wohlfahrt - Weihnachtsdorf​

Castle Gardens

Walk the Town Walls


Siebers Tower

Rothenburg Town History Museum

Church of St. James

Night Watchman Tour

Best time to visit and holidays:

Spring and early Fall will have the best weather but if you want the most festive time, you have to visit during the month of December for the Christmas market when everything in Rothenburg is at its most festive!

Popular restaurants:

  • Restaurant Alter Keller Address: Alter Keller 8, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber

  • Restaurant Goldenes Lamm Address: Markt 2, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber

  • Am Platzl Address: Judengasse 37, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Make sure you try Rothenburg's signature pastry, the Schneeball (snowball), made of strips of dough that are formed into a ball and deep-fried.

Hotel recommendations:

The town is small and easy to get around by food. Most visitors want to see the city's most famous site, Das Plönlein is the most iconic photo spot in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg is a charming and picturesque getaway that's often considered one of the best places to visit in Germany.

  • Villa Mittermeier: Set in an architecturally preserved medieval town, this charming hotel in a long-standing building is a 7-minute walk from the ornate Rothenburg city hall and an 8-minute walk from the Reichstadt Museum. Address:Vorm Würzburger Tor 7, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber•09861 94540

  • Romantik Hotel Markusturm: Set in a former toll house dating from 1264, this charming, family-run hotel is beside the old town wall and is a 3-minute walk from the German Christmas Museum. Address: Rödergasse 1, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber•09861 94280

  • Hotel & Restaurant Reichsküchenmeister Das Herz von Rothenburg: Located in the medieval town center (Old Town), this family-run hotel is a 1-minute walk from St. James's Church and a 4-minute walk from the Reichsstadtmuseum. Address: Kirchpl. 8, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber•09861 9700

Free things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber:

  • Walk the beautifully preserved medieval town walls.

  • Stroll through the Burggarden (Castle Garden).

  • Explore the inside of the Spital Bastion.

  • Selfie with the Rodertor.

  • The town is small and easy to get around by foot. Most visitors want to see the city's most famous site,

Hope this inspired you to visit this incredible location! If you are looking for more options check out my Day Trips from Kaiserslautern series!

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