Romantic Road Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber Hotels

Page updated: 31/5/22

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.

The hotels chosen are mainly from the four-star and three-star categories and some of them have online booking facilities through our travel fulfilment partner You can check availability at those particular hotels by clicking on the button under the hotel.

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Hotels in Rothenburg

Hotel Altes Brauhaus (D, E)
Hotel Altes Brauhaus Rothenburg
Wenggasse 24
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 09861 9780
Fax: 09861 2039
Hotel Garni Gotisches Haus (D, E)
Hotel Gotisches Haus Rothenburg
Herrngasse 13
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 09861 2020
Fax: 09861 1317
Hotel Herrenschlösschen (D, E)
Hotel Herrenschlösschen Rothenburg
Herrngasse 20
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 09861 873890
Fax: 09861 87389111
Hotel Gasthof Bezold (D, E)
Hotel Gasthof Bezold Rothenburg
Vorm Würzburger Tor 11
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 09861 94760
Fax: 09861 947650
Hotel Glocke (D, E)
Hotel Glocke Rothenburg
Am Plönlein 1
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 09861 958990
Fax: 09861 9589922
Hotel Goldenes Fass (D, E)
Hotel Goldenes Fass Rothenburg
Ansbacher Strasse 39
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 09861 94500
Fax: 09861 8371
Hotel Merian (D, E)
Hotel Merian Rothenburg
Ansbacher Strasse 42
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 09861 87590
Fax: 09861 86787
Hotel Zum Rappen (D, E)
Hotel Zum Rappen Rothenburg
Vorm Würzburger Tor 6/10
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 09861 95710
Fax: 09861 6076
Hotel Reichs-Küchenmeister (D, E)
Hotel Reichs-Küchenmeister Rothenburg
Ansbacher Strasse 42
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 09861 9700
Fax: 09861 970409
Hotel Schranne (D, E)
Hotel Schranne Rothenburg
Schrannenplatz 6
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 09861 95500
Fax: 09861 9550150

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How to Get to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

What is the closest airport to Rothenburg ob der Tauber?

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.

Where is the nearest train station to Rothenburg ob der Tauber?

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.

How to get from Munich to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Visitors with their own transport can either use the A6 and A9 motorways via Nuremberg or the A8 and A7 via Augsburg for the 250 kilometre journey. There is also the option of turning onto the Romantic Road at Augsburg and using the B2 and B25 to Nördlingen and Dinkelsbühl.

Visitors using other forms of transport will find it a bit more tricky to get from Munich to Rothenburg.

Train services are going to take between two and a half and three and a half hours and at least two changes. Probably the easiest rail route is up through Nuremberg to Würzburg and then changing to regional connections south to Rothenburg, although there is a quicker and more expensive service using the Intercity trains for sections of it.

Private bus travel is not any more convenient, with operators such as Flixbus only offering services to Würzburg at journey times that compare poorly with the rail option.

How to get from Frankfurt to Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Car drivers will find that travelling via the A3 and A7 is usually the quickest option to cover the 180 kilometre journey.

Rail services run frequently between Frankfurt and Würzburg with a change onto the regional service down to Rothenburg making a total journey time of between two and a half and three hours.

There are regular private bus services between Frankfurt and Würzburg but a change onto the train is needed for transport onwards to Rothenburg.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Wrought iron street sign in Rothenburg

Towns Along The Romantic Road