Rothenburg ob der Tauber is probably the most popular stop on the whole of the Romantic Road.
Just like a Greek island, the heart of the medieval walled town is crowded with trippers and groups during the daytime. And it's wandering around the town at night (whether with one of the local storytelling guides or alone) that the atmosphere really comes alive.
Of course, a lot of people have the same idea as you and it's advisable to book a hotel well in advance in high season.
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The closest airport to Rothenburg ob der Tauber - by quite a long way - is Nuremberg. Stuttgart, Memmingen and Frankfurt are all within a fair distance.
Distance to Nuremberg Airport: 86km
Distance to Stuttgart Airport: 166km
Distance to Memmingen Airport: 180km
Distance to Frankfurt Airport: 186km
Nuremberg is a relatively small airport with plenty of connections within Germany and a good charter programme. Both Stuttgart and Frankfurt are international hubs for major airlines (Frankfurt with a much greater choice). The other airports have varying degrees of options with internal flights or low-cost carriers.
Rothenburg's railway station is located to the east of the town outside the historic centre. Rothenburg is at the end of a spur line which connects through Steinach to the larger cities.