Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany (with Map & Photos)

The small town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the hallmark of Germany's Romantic Road.
If you make a request to Google Romantische Straße or Romantic road - be sure that you will receive a lot of photos of the same city and place in it.

This will be Rothenburg ob der Tauber with Plönlein street.

Yes, here is such a photo, approximately, depending on the time of year and the weather in this part of Bavaria:

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg on Tauber how to get

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is equidistant from the international airports in Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich.

Therefore, the best way to get here is to rent a car at the arrival airport and drive 200 km on the German autobahns.

How to rent a car in Germany (if you don't know yet) can be found here, on this website. Car rental site - Rentalkars - is my recommendation, as I use it constantly, for many years.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Well, how to fly to Munich, Frankfurt or Stuttgart is not for me to teach you: you open the flight search, find options for the required dates and buy.

By the way - do not forget about the Schengen visa, otherwise they will not be put on the plane. Information how to get it on their own - a lot here.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Where to park your car, parking in Rothenburg

Parking lots in Rothenburg ob der Tauber million.

If you want to park inside the old city behind the fortress walls (I highly do not recommend it in the summer).

Better to put your car in a paid parking lot outside the walls of the old city and calmly walk to one of the towers with the entrance to the city.

What to see in Rothenburg

Honestly, I don’t know what to see specifically.

I just walked aimlessly around the small old town, and what I liked was taking pictures.
The weather in Rothenburg on Tauber, and in all of Bavaria, was trashy: it was drizzling, the sky was gray. For my taste, there should be either frost and sun, or sun and warmth.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber

And Rothenburg ob der Tauber is also good in winter, when it snows.
But I'm afraid we'll never see that again. We would have a little snow in our native land.

Where to stay. Hotels in Rothenburg

As well as parking lots, there are a million hotels in Rothenburg.

For every taste and wallet.

For example, the apartment Am Hofbrunnen is just a few steps from the famous fork.

Or Burghotel - it is in the depths of the city closer to the fortress walls, but quieter. And there are fewer staggering people.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber

And, for example, Restaurant Alter Keller is good because it is located next to the Rothenburg ob der Tauber market: at Christmas - just right.

You can choose any place in the old town - everything is within walking distance of 3-5 minutes.
By the way, there is housing with parking or garage - such options can be filtered on the booking.

Rothenburg history

I remembered the joke that I captured in the photo: Russian tourists listen to the bell and watch one man in a hat looking at another in the windows of the Ratstrinkstube chapel. And the other one (in the photo on the right) brings a large bottle or mug to his face.

This medieval performance has a story.

In October 1631, during the Thirty Years War, 40 thousand Catholic soldiers wanted to be quartered in the city of Rothenburg.

Residents of the Protestant-Lutheran Rothenburg naturally sent them to hell and closed the gate in front of the Catholic general's nose.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber

A small battle and the city is taken.

So, the Meistertrunk legend says that Count Tilly, the leader of the Catholics, was going to burn the city, having previously eaten all the snow balls in the pastry shops.

But a brave man - the mayor of Rothenburg Georg Nusch saved the city from destruction. He just drank 3 and a quarter liters of wine in one gulp. That was a bet.

This scene is shown on the pediment of the chapel.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber Map