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
Now THIS is what I think of when I picture a classic medieval village!
Horses and farmland just outside of the city limits.
Keep A Lookout
Lookout towers perched high above the neighboring countryside.
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
The famous double bridge just outside of the city walls.
A panorama of the city from the Burggarten
Nothing about these lines screams modern
Just your everyday "horses and buggies not allowed" sign…
As with every old town, the church towers high above to make sure the locals know where to come pay their club dues.
I believe that this is Saint George killing the famous dragon.
The Marktplatz (market square) is the vibrant focal point of Rothenburg daily life.
A full cluster of grapes signifies fertility and abundance.
Pay your respects at the church before you exit!
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
Plonlein by night – Rothenburg’s most famous building.
In Europe it’s common to park your car in front of your house – in front of a centuries old tower.
Even in Germany the tree hugger strikes!
The entrance to the Burggarten (Castle Garden) is through this fanciful door.
The benches in the Burggarten are the perfect place to sit and take in the city sprawl.
The cats always seem to find me!
Morning City Life
A quiet, deserted Sunday morning.
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