Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Markets

Visiting Rothenburg christmas market

Reiterlemarkt Address: Rothenburg Marktplatz This is the world-renowned Christmas Village to visit that you have, no doubt, seen on all the postcards and advertisements for Europe’s Christmas markets. It usually runs for four weeks beginning at the end of November and lasting until just before Christmas Day. The town creates a magical atmosphere with Franconian-style […]

Medieval Crime Museum

Address: Burggasse 3-5, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber Hours: check website for updated hours Admission: Adults €8, Students €5, children 6 years and up €4, children under 6 are free. A family ticket for 2 adults and all children under the age of 18 is €19.50 Thankfully, this museum is in English so the crazy […]

Rothenburg ob der Tauber Ramparts

rothenburg ramparts

Directions: Start at Marktplatz and end at the Saint Wolfgang Church. The total distance is 2.9 miles. If you want to do a shorter walk, start at Marktplatz and turn around once you arrive at Siebersturm, the Sifter Maker’s Tower. There are over 40 towers and gates in the walls that surround the city. Most […]

Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Store

kathe wohlfahrt rothenburg

Address: Herrngasse 1, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber Located in the center of town is Christmas World! Literally, anything and everything you could possibly want and imagine that is holiday-related can be found in this shop. Every inch of its 16,000 sq feet is packed to the gills with ornaments, nutcrackers, pyramids, and, well, Christmas! […]

Rothenburg ob der Tauber Castle

rothenburg castle gate

Address: Alte Burg, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany After an earthquake destroyed the castle in 1356, the stones of the ruins were used to build the city ramparts (walls around the city). Some speculation around the demise of the castle remains. Some historians think that while the king was away from the town, the […]

St. Jakobskirche (St. James’s Church)

Address: Kirchpl., 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany The main attraction to this church is not just for its beauty but for its Holy Blood relic. More on that below. The current church was built in stages starting in 1311 and continuing until 1471. The Order of German Knights, also known as Teutonic Knights, was […]

Photo Locations

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Over the Market and Main Square To get a great overview of the main town square and the neighboring grape-covered hills, climb the 220 steps of the Town Hall Tower to the top. The classic Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany shot Known as Das Plönlein, this is a famous photo spot of the town, as […]

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