Rothenburg ob der Tauber is pure romance. Hardly any other city embodies such an impressive and lively Geuelle story. Here, as it were, the stones speak. They tell of kings and emperors, of patricians and of the pride of free citizens, of the secrets and the magic of the Middle Ages. Cosmopolitan, idyllic and a 1000-year history combine to a unique flair, so that Rothenburg is considered far beyond Germany as a first-rate attraction.
February 15, 2016
Rothenburg's market square is the vibrant center of the city. Whether at the weekly market, on guided tours of the city, on the historical shepherd's dance or on performances by the Ambassadors of Music, here "the music" literally "plays".
The steps of the Town Hall are also popular meeting and resting places for locals and guests from all over the world. From here you can enjoy the view of the magnificent patrician houses that frame the market square. Every hour on the hour between 10 am and 10 pm, the art clock is hailed at Ratstrinkstube. Banned, the colorful audience looks at the key scene of the historic festival, the "Master Trunk".
Old Mayor Nusch is said to have saved the city from destruction by the troops of imperial general Tilly in October 1631 by his saving drink of 3 1/4 liter Franconian wine. What is certain, however, is that the Rothenburg citizens and their children, Tilly on the market square begged for mercy for the city.
Even in 1632, the market square was the center of attention when the Swedish king Gustav-Adolf and his army spent the night in Rothenburg. The king himself slept in the town hall.
The most scary incident was in June 1525, when Margrave Casimir of Ansbach publicly beheaded 17 agitators of the peasant war that had just been overcome on the market square. Their corpses had to remain lying until evening, "so that the blood was coagulated down the Schmiedgasse like a brook".
Peaceful, however, was a festive event in 1474, when Emperor Frederick III. in a solemn ceremony, the Danish king Christian with Holstein.
October 16, 2017
... is located since 1446 on the market square, between the town hall and the meat and dance house. Not only is his appearance impressive, his capacity also amazes his visitors: 100,000 liters of water fit into the eight-meter deep well! In the past, there were gallows, pillories and hangers in front of the well, and fortunately, there was nothing left. For over 400 years an elaborate pillar decorates the fountain, crowned by the figure of the knight St. George and dragon.
October 17, 2017
Great view from the top - just beautiful!
Suitable for all without height and claustrophobia. The stairs become steeper and steeper. In addition, a small contribution is payable as admission. Nevertheless, it is definitely worthwhile to enjoy the view over the city from a different perspective :)
August 4, 2019
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