Rothenburg ob der Tauber Travel Guide

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a city in Germany located in the state of Bavaria on the banks of the Tauber river. It is considered one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and is part of the famous Romantic Road.

Things to see and do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber



Plölein is the most famous postcard in the city. Translated literally as the “Little Square”.

The house is framed with two towers, the Kobolzell Tower and the Sieber Tower. The place seems to have come out of a fairy tale.

Plönlein, 91541


Marktplatz Rothenburg ob der TauberMarktplatz

Altstadt Rothenburg ob der TauberAltstadt

The Marktplatz is the center of the city and meeting point of tourists from around the world. On site there is the weekly market and many attractions during the summer.

Marktplatz, 91541


Rathaus Rothenburg ob der Tauber

The Rathaus with its amazing renaissance facade overlooks the Marktplatz.

The Tower of the Rathaus is the highest in town providing a spectacular view of the medieval city and its surroundings.

Rosengasse 31, 91541

St Jakob

St Jakob

The St Jakob is the most important church in Rothenburg. Its construction was completed in 1485.

Beim Klingentor, 91541

Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum

Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum

A thousand years of legal history is documented in the Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum.

The museum is located 260 meters from the Plölein.

Burggasse 3-5, 91541

Where to stay

Burggartenpalais Rothenburg

Burggartenpalais Rothenburg©Burggartenpalais Rothenburg

The Burggartenpalais Rothenburg is located in the historic city center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, hair dryer.


Herrngasse 26, 91541

Eisenhut Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Eisenhut Rothenburg ob der Tauber©Eisenhut

The Eisenhut Rothenburg ob der Tauber is located in the historic city center near the Plönlein.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar, hair dryer.


Herrngasse 3-5/7, 91541

Plan your Trip

Rothenburg ob der Tauber has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Würzburg, Nuremberg.


Würzburg – 60 km

Nuremberg – 104 km

Bamberg – 146 km

Munich – 244 km

Füssen – 246 km

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