Step back in time and get an authentic medieval experience with the well-preserved Rothenburg ob der Tauber. This charming little walled town is one of the major stops along Bavaria, Germany’s famous Romantic Road and lies halfway between Frankfurt and Munich. It is by far the most touristy on the Romantic Road route and with many good reasons: it’s original, undamaged and packed with loads of charm.
Rothenburg is a traveler’s dream: half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, fortified walls, old churches, lots of history, and more! Their fantastic Christmas market is one of the best in Deutschland and a definite must-see.
Rothenburg’s town walls date back to the 14th century and has never been destroyed, while its Altstadt (old town or historical city centre) boasts of authentic medieval feel. Even with the tourist crush, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Here are 23 photos that capture the charm of lovely Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Just click each picture for bigger views.