Rothenburg ob der Tauber is perhaps the best-known of all the medieval "sights" on the Romantic Road.
Along with its two neighbours (Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen to the south) it is a prime example of a walled medieval town - one of the only ones left in Germany - and its beautiful buildings, walls and alleys have led to it becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bavaria.
In fact it is such an attraction for tourists that it can seem to be a medieval theme park in high season, with busloads of visitors from nearby cities unloading every few minutes in the coach parks on the edge of the town.
However, the walls and history of Rothenburg still exert their magic for those who take the time to explore away from the crowded central 'sights' and especially for those who stay overnight and can wander the alleys, walls and cobblestones by moonlight...
Much more information about the town and its history can be found on our Rothenburg information page: Rothenburg Information
Hotel information and details of how to get there can be found
on our Rothenburg ob der Tauber
travel page: Rothenburg Hotels & Travel
Rothenburg has plenty of places to visit during a stay and some of the main attractions are featured in our photo gallery along with short descriptions of each image: Rothenburg Images