Rothenburg is one of the top-five fairy tale towns in Germany, and with good reason!
We have discovered that the hot ticket is to take a mid-morning train into town, hit the outskirts of town during the day while the tourists are at their peak, then enjoy a quiet evening and morning in solitude.
This formula worked wonders in Rothenburg – train in, walk through the Tauber valley enjoying the countryside, then a deserted city to ourselves!
Rothenburg is an absolute must-do on any tourist’s list, you can see by our photos here.

Classic Covered Bridge

Classic Covered Bridge
Now THIS is what I think of when I picture a classic medieval village!


City Limits

City Limits
Horses and farmland just outside of the city limits.


Keep A Lookout

Keep A Lookout
Lookout towers perched high above the neighboring countryside.


The Tower

The Tower
Named "The Criminal Tower for Light Offenses", makes you wonder just what you have to do to get a short stint with a view from here.


Burggarten This Way

Burggarten This Way
I love signs


Hamlet

Hamlet
The famous double bridge just outside of the city walls.


City Panorama

City Panorama
A panorama of the city from the Burggarten


Classic Lines

Classic Lines
Nothing about these lines screams modern


Every Day

Every Day
Just your everyday "horses and buggies not allowed" sign…


The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse
As with every old town, the church towers high above to make sure the locals know where to come pay their club dues.


The Dragon

The Dragon
I believe that this is Saint George killing the famous dragon.


Rothenburg Marktplatz

Rothenburg Marktplatz
The Marktplatz (market square) is the vibrant focal point of Rothenburg daily life.


Fertility

Fertility
A full cluster of grapes signifies fertility and abundance.


Heading Out

Heading Out
Pay your respects at the church before you exit!


City Nights

City Nights
A night in the city. In the old days, the door through the wall would have been closed to keep marauders out.


This is Rothenburg

This is Rothenburg
Plonlein by night – Rothenburg’s most famous building.


Daily Life

Daily Life
In Europe it’s common to park your car in front of your house – in front of a centuries old tower.


Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger
Even in Germany the tree hugger strikes!


The Garden

The Garden
The entrance to the Burggarten (Castle Garden) is through this fanciful door.


Chill Time

Chill Time
The benches in the Burggarten are the perfect place to sit and take in the city sprawl.


Making Friends

Making Friends
The cats always seem to find me!


Morning City Life

Morning City Life
A quiet, deserted Sunday morning.



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