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ob der Tauber is a town on the Romantic Road in Bavaria,
Germany, about halfway in between Frankfurt and Munich.
ob der Tauber Featured Hotels
It is known for its medieval
Altstadt, seemingly untouched by the passage of time, encircled by the
undamaged 14th-century town wall. In the Middle Ages, Rothenburg ob der
Tauber was a free imperial city, reaching its apex of prosperity under
Burgermeister Heinrich Toppler in the 15th century with a large population
of 6,000 -- much larger than Frankfurt and Munich at that time. Now Rothenburg
ob der Tauber is a small town and a big tourist attraction.
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The Market Square (Marktplatz)
is the center of urban life in Rothenburg o.d.T. The Square is framed on
the west by the Town Hall (Rathaus), on the north by the City Councillors'
Tavern (Ratstrinkstube) with its Tourist Information center, on the east
by shops and cafes, and on the south by St. George's Fountain.
The 165 ft. 13th century Town
Hall Tower (Rathausturm) at the center of the Altstadt offers the best
view of the area; cost €1 and 241 steps up. The Tower does not have
a foundation of its own; it rests on top of the gable of the Gothic building.
The front part of the Town Hall, a Renaissance building, was built in the
16th century. The Town Hall (Rathaus) is free.
The Medieval Crime and Punishment
Museum (Kriminalmuseum), just south of Market Square, is full of examples
of torture equipment and is not for the faint hearted.
The Plonlein (Little Square),
a few blocks south of the Market Square, offers a charming medieval sight.
Standing at the right point, you can see two towers: on the left, more
or less straight ahead, is the Siebers Tower (Siebersturm) dating from
1385; and down on the right, from the Tauber valley, is the Kobolzell Gate
(Kobolzeller Tor) dating from 1360. These two access roads form a small
triangular square, which is Plonlein. The Plonlein is often referred to
as one of the most photographed spots in Germany.
The Town Wall encircles
the city, giving the Altstadt the shape of a head, with the nose -- the
Castle Garden -- pointing left (west). The existing Town Wall was built
in the 14th century, was partially damaged in World War II, and restored
through gifts from donors throughout the world (see plaques on the wall).
The Wall is about 1.5 miles long, covered, with several towers and entrances
at the gates. One of the easiest access to get up to the sentry wall is
just south of Siebers Tower (Siebersturm). The Wall is free and offers
a good vantage point to see the town.
St. Jakobskirche (Church
of St. Jacob), Klostergasse 15, north of the Market Square, contains
a masterpiece by the famous Würzburg sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider
Two walking tours are offered.
Both tours are in English, cost €6, and leave from Market Square.
The tourist office tours are 90 minutes and run April-Oct and Dec daily
at 14:00. The 60-minute Night Watchman's tour runs nightly mid-March-Dec
The Do it Yourself Town Wall
tour. The best stretch of the Wall to walk is from the massive 16th-century
Spitaltor (go through the Siebersturm to the southern tip of the Spitalgasse)
to the Klingentor, completed around 1400, at the northern tip of the Wall.
This takes about a half-hour if you don't stop. Offers excellent views
and photographic opportunities.
Rent a bike at Rad und Tat,
Bensenstrasse 17 (tel. 09861/87984).
HOTELS IN ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER - BAVARIA, GERMANY
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am Siebersturm Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Hotel am Siebersturm is
located in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, close to Criminal Museum, Rothenburg
Town Hall, and Doll and Toy Museum. Nearby points of interest also include
Marktplatz and Ratsherrntrinkstube. Dining options at Hotel am Siebersturm
include a restaurant. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available
in public areas. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional
property amenities include a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities.
There are 9 guestrooms at Hotel am Siebersturm. Rooms are individually
furnished. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Televisions have
Eisenhut Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Hotel Eisenhut is located
in central Rothenburg ob der Tauber, close to Rothenburg Town Hall, Marktplatz,
and Doll and Toy Museum. Nearby points of interest also include Ratsherrntrinkstube
and Church of St. Jakob. Dining options at Hotel Eisenhut include a restaurant
and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Wireless
Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. For a surcharge,
the property offers an airport shuttle (available on request). Wedding
services, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance are available.
Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet
parking, and barbecue grills.
Hotel Goldenes Fass Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Offering ideal accommodation
in a comfortable living atmosphere, the Top Hotel Goldenes Fass welcomes
both leisure as well as business travellers for a enjoyable stay at Rothenburg.
Located in the centre of Franconia city, the Top Hotel Goldenes Fass is
close to the historic centre of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. All the
rooms at Top Hotel Goldenes Fass are stylish and well-equipped with modern
amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The in-house
restaurant offers delicious regional and international specialities for
you to relish. The hotel offers excellent conference and banquet
facilities for you to organise your business meetings and other social
Mittermeier Rothenburg ob der Tauber
This Rothenburg ob der Tauber
boutique hotel is near Rothenburg Town Walls, Ratsherrntrinkstube, and
Rothenburg Town Hall. Another nearby attraction is Marktplatz. Dining options
at Villa Mittermeier include a restaurant. Room service is available during
limited hours. This 4.0-star property offers secretarial services, limo/town
car service, and business services. High-speed Internet access is available
in public areas. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities
include a library, multilingual staff, and express check-out.