Romantic Road, Germany

Places to See in Nördlingen

The photos of the sights in Nördlingen in the gallery below are arranged in rows of four, each of which can be seen by clicking the coloured numbers. To see a larger version of a sight and the associated description and history, click on the relevant thumbnail.

  • Nördlingen: Aerial View
    A photo from the viewing platform of the Daniel at around 75m - the climb inside the tower is a steep one and is narrow in some places. Shortly before the platform there is the cashdesk and a small souvenir book and postcard stand. The view looks down onto part of the central square with the town hall and tourist office.
  • Nördlingen: Daniel
    The symbol of Nördlingen - the Daniel church tower - is built from the stone created by the meteorite impact. Construction was started in the 15th century and, as this view from the town walls shows, the tower offers a superb view over the surrounding countryside. This feature was of major importance to the inhabitants in past centuries as watchmen could keep an eye on any approaching danger.
  • Nördlingen: Fountain
    This martial-looking fountain is the Kriegerbrunnen (the "warriors' fountain") and was erected at the start of the 20th century to commemorate the fallen of the Franco-Prussian War and the subsequent foundation of the German Empire.
  • Nördlingen: Tanzhaus
    The Tanzhaus (or Brothaus) is another building that dates from the 15th century. It has a varied history - used as a trading venue by the cloth merchants; as a location for receptions for visiting dignatories (thus Tanzhaus - "dancing house"); and as a bakery shop (thus Brothaus - "bread house").
  • Nördlingen: Town Hall
    The town hall (or Rathaus - rat means council in German) was originally the residence of the Counts of Oettingen. It came into the possession of Nördlingen in the 14th century and has been used as the council chamber since then - making it one of the oldest in Germany. The external staircase behind the building was built in the Renaissance style in the 17th century.
  • Nördlingen: Reimlinger Tor
    The Reimlinger Tor - the tower on the city wall to the south - is the gateway to Augsburg and the south and is the oldest remaining tower, with parts dating from the 14th century.
  • Nördlingen: Town Walls
    There is a covered walkway along the town walls from tower to tower. Some of the old houses built next to the internal side of the wall are the Kasarmen - houses which were built with permission and a very low rental on city land, but which had to be vacated in times of war so that soldiers could be quartered in them.
  • Nördlingen: Hafenmarkt
    The "Hafen" in Hafenmarkt related to potters and not harbours - this was the area where potters sold their wares, close to the town centre. This was the part of the main trading area with the salt and feather markets close by, as well as the corn warehouse. Nowadays, it is a picturesque area with many old houses.
  • Nördlingen: Klösterle
    The Klösterle, as the German name suggests, was once a monastery before the Reformation and its Renaissance restyling into a granary in the 16th century.
  • Nördlingen: Alte Schranne
    The Alte Schranne is the old warehouse for the corn trade in Nördlingen and the Ries area. It is now a market.
  • Nördlingen: Neum├╝hle
    The Neumühle ("new mill") is now a private residence, but it was once a water mill, as can be seen by the recently-restored wheel behind the building.
  • Nördlingen: Unterer Wasserturm
    This is the site of one of the original towers on the town walls - the Wasserturm refers to the water flowing underneath - although the present construction dates from the 17th century.
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