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Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town on the Romantic Road in Bavaria, Germany, about halfway in between Frankfurt and Munich. 

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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.

Attractions and things to do:

  • 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 (ca. 1460-1531). 
  • 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 at 20:00.
  • 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).
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Hotel 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 cable channels.
Hotel 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. 
Top 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 events.
Villa 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. 
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