I first visited Rothenburg ob der Tauber when I was just 14—the first stop on a 3-week class trip through Germany. It was the first time I had been abroad without my parents, and I became absolutely enchanted and obsessed with this perfectly preserved medieval town. The closest airports to Rothenburg ob der Tauber are Stuttgart and Nuremberg. Click here to search for flight deals to Germany. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is served by a train station just outside the city walls and a short minute walk to the center.
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Half-timbered houses that line the cobbled stone streets. Christmas shops that will give you the festive feels at any time of the year. Spending one day in Rothenburg ob der Tauber will ensure you experience these highlights and much more. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is considered to be one of the best preserved medieval towns in Germany.
To enter, you pass through a defensive system of more than 40 towers that are much as they were when King of Sweden and Count of Tilly were in town years ago. They guard an idyllic town of plush patrician houses and half-timbered dwellings with turrets, wooden bay windows, red roof tiles and blooming flower boxes. The city has kept hold of its 46 defensive towers and four kilometres of covered walls, which have been restored and set up with information boards. On a two-hour themed walk known as the Rothenburger Turmweg you can read about the technical details of various gates and towers, and the events that have unfolded over the last years. The Turmweg also links with six other themed trails in the town and in the vineyards around Rothenburg, so you can let your sense of curiosity be your guide.