Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Recommended by 256 out of 279 cyclists


  • Johanna

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber is world-famous for its historic old town, which is so well and completely preserved that you can really experience the Middle Ages there.

    The market square of Rothenburg forms the heart of the city. From here you can admire the impressive facades of the surrounding houses. In winter, one of the most famous and oldest Christmas markets in Germany takes place here and in the surrounding streets, the Rothenburger Reiterlesmarkt.

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    • February 20, 2019

  • Tri-Bikepacker

    Rothenburg has a great medieval old town

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    • September 17, 2020

  • T. Jäger

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a small town in Central Franconia in the Ansbach district in Bavaria, which lies on the border with Baden-Württemberg. It is part of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region.

    With the largely preserved medieval old town, the large district town of Rothenburg is a world-famous sight with many monuments and cultural assets. What is outstanding about the old town is that it looks very original, as despite the war destruction of 1945 and the simple, inconspicuous reconstruction, practically no modernist breaks are recognizable. The historic town center is surrounded by a walk-through town fortification and embedded in the largely unspoilt landscape of the Tauber river valley. For decades, attempts have been made to preserve this originality as much as possible. Rothenburg is also known for several museums, such as the crime museum, the RothenburgMuseum (until 2019 Reichsstadtmuseum), the craftsman's house and the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas museum. The nationally known events include the Meistertrunk (cultural heritage since 2016), the Reichsstadttage, the Christmas market and the Taubertal Festival.

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    • November 13, 2020

  • T. Jäger

    Be sure to take a tour. Particularly interesting is the story why the historic city still exists,

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    • November 13, 2020

  • Taya

    Rothenburg is a beautiful city, which can immerse you in ancient times. Very touristy, but worthwhile!

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    • July 26, 2018

  • Frank D.

    An Aperol Sprizz after 42 km as a coronation

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    • July 29, 2019

  • wileyh

    A very interesting and beautiful city

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    • October 20, 2020

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


  • Elevation430 m

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