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Recommended by 17 out of 18 hikers


  • Eleion

    The hangman's tower is another part of Rothenburg's weir. Contrary to the obvious assumption, the executioner has never lived here. His office was a cottage on the Klingentor - probably the message was due to the geographical proximity, yet eponym for the tower.

    Erected around 1400, the building with its attached dungeon burnt down several times and was restored after a lightning strike in 1927. Today it is used by the German Alps Association for meetings in the two basement levels, while in the upper floors there are training rooms. Climbing can be practiced on the outside of the tower.

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    • May 28, 2017

  • Heinz

    The tower is part of the city wall. At a walk on the battlements you can almost completely circle the city.

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    • May 29, 2017

  • HeikoGerNL

    you can walk around the city on the old defence wall

    • December 4, 2017

  • Jörg

    The hangman's tower is one of three towers that secure the city wall between Klingentor and Kummereck.

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    • January 9, 2018

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Location: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Ansbach, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


  • Elevation430 m

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