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Rothenburg ob der Tauber – the medieval city of Germany

It looks like time has stopped, somewhere in the Middle Ages! It is called Rothenburg ob der Taube and is a village or better town, famous for its well-preserved medieval atmosphere.

Visitors are impressed by the historic center with its old houses, beautiful and quiet squares, fountains, traditional taverns and towers.

It is located in the wider region of Bavaria, on the outskirts of Ansbach in Franconia. A destination that attracts tourists from all over the world, as it is part of the so-called “romantic street” of Germany.

Aerial view of the city

The name means “red castle over the river Tauber”. The houses have red roofs and the city is built over the river, at an altitude of 430 meters. A very small place, but full of historical monuments, churches and monasteries.

What will you see?

Churches- all located in the old town. The church of Ag. Jacob, since its dome can be seen from every part of the city.


There are many impressive buildings that you will see along the entire length of the old town and it is worth noting


From the town hall tower visitors have a view of the whole city up to the river. But to get there you have to climb 220 steps!

Plönlein – the most photographed spot in the area

The main square

Fire extinguisher

Fleisch and Tanzhaus



The Klingen Gate Tower is 30 meters high

The Marcus Tower

The Rödertor Gate

In this museum, it’s Christmas all year round !!!

Be sure to visit the castle gardens with their beautiful colorful flower beds.

For something more exotic, visit the Asian Lotus Garden created in 2012.

All around the city there are walls, some of which you can climb.

When the weather is nice, residents and visitors enjoy their coffee and food outside, between medieval houses and walls.

How are you going?

When to go
Ideal in Spring to June – for mild temperatures. Summer is hot, usually not more than Greece of course. Also ideal as a winter destination, for those who love snow and cold.

At the end of July, the music festival is organized with choirs and orchestras from America. See all the festivals here.


* The nearest airport with a direct flight from Greece, Nuremberg Airport, is 90 km away.

* Stay in one of the traditional ones hotels, to really live the medieval era, without this meaning that the rooms do not have all the modern comforts! View all hotels here.

* The day has people coming for a day trip. Ideally stay at least one night to enjoy the quiet of the afternoon and night.

* Try Schneeballen, a traditional pastry made of dough, with a circular shape reminiscent of a cookie. There are now several versions to choose from.

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