en.infoglobe.cz » Germany: Rothenburg ob der Tauber – A Typical German City

Germany: Rothenburg ob der Tauber – A Typical German City

Published: 16.10.2013
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is located in northwest Bavaria, on the banks of the river Tauber. It is a medieval walled town with many narrow streets, romantic corners and small squares. At the town gate is a large garden with a view of the opposite part of the city.

Preserved medieval building timber frame houses, Rothenburg attracts filmmakers from around the world. As a representative example of historic Bavarian town used mainly by artists from Asia and America, even the last Harry Potter movie was filmed here. In many houses you can find traditional small shops with souvenirs, jewelery, clothing, natural cosmetics or sausages. There are metal plates haniging on most of these shops to look different among other shops. These tables also served as one of the earliest forms of advertising.

Fontána Herrnbrunnen, v pozadí věž radnice Fontána Johannisbrunnen Hodinová věž, pohled z města Kostel sv. Jakuba

The city at your fingertips
Gothic Town Hall >Standing majestically on the market square. Tower Hall is open daily for visitors and a very steep climb up the stairs will reward you with a stunning view of the city and its surroundings from a height of 61 meters. In the passage under the town hall is even flea markets and secondhand.

RadniceKovové tabulky, kterými si kdysi obchodníci zdobili fasády Lékárna na náměstí Markplatz

Christmas all the year
In winter, there are one of the most beautiful Christmas fairs in Germany. But that's not sorry for those visiting the city in the middle of summer, spectacular Christmas shop here works all year round. Located opposite the Town Hall and can not be overlooked. First of all, due to the large sled before the doors that are fully loaded with gifts and also because of the rich decoration and Christmas carols, sounding through the streets.

Pohled ze zahrady

History of criminal justice
Also worth a visit even crime museum . On four floors you can see a variety of torture instruments and tools to punish criminals who torments of hell after a given grant deed. As a big plus could be described as eye-catching and mainly for laymen to understand interpretation nice guide who willingly answers all the questions inquisitive and brave even allow you to try for yourself some of the fearsome subjects.

Hodinová věž ZahradaMěstská brána

Snowy delicacy
Local delicacies for which there encounter at every step, the so-called Shneeballen , or snowballs. It's basically a thick dough is rolled into a ball, baked and sprinkled with either sugar or cinnamon, coconut, and everything else you can imagine. It looks really good, but tastes less so, because the dough is such a dry and not very good. The tea or coffee is such a perfect pastries. So definitely worth taking home at least a couple of pieces as small souvenir.


A day on the Tauber river is a small escape from reality. It's one of those places where historic buildings cheaply alternates modern architecture. Only cars parked in the small streets remind us that we live in the 21st century. Everything else remains as in the glory days, they should visit Rothenburg be compared to a trip to the past.

Text and photo: Lucia Kériová

Discussion at the article (0)

Related Articles

Berlin - Two World Of One Town - VIDEO
Published: 27.7.2010
This German capital is a town, pulsing letterally day and night. In past, Berlin was one of main seats of Fuhrer Hitler, or a town with its fixed frontier between East and West. Nevertheless, you feel the history nearly on each step.

German: Berlin – Cafés and Hispter
Published: 22.12.2014
Berlin has become a center of art in Europe. It is a place where strong alternative culture has grown and is still growing. Its “tourist” side I know well already. I decided to see places where an ordinary tourist doesn’t go. Places with “vibe” and something interesting is happening there.

Germany, Wernigerode – The City At the Foor of the Highest Peak of the Harz Mountains
Published: 12.10.2022
Wernigerode, a German town, is fun to see not only for fans of history, architecture, magical nature and hardcore fans of trains. There is a narrow railroad and also you can take a ride by steam train. The city is also called as “colorful city at Harz " (Die Bunte Stadt am Harz).

Germany: Cologne – Landmarks
Published: 5.10.2022
An ancient city that is today the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia. Its history originally as oppidum of the Ubi, a Germanic tribe. During the first century AD when the Roman Empire expanded its border, the settlement became part of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the settlement got a new Latin name of Colonia and became the capital of the province.

Germany: Weltenburg Monastery
Published: 6.11.2013
Weltenburg monastery belongs to the Benedictines, it is located on a peninsula near a well-known part of the Danube between Weltenburg and Kelheim. It is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. It was established by Scottish monks around the year of 620.

Germany: Eichstätt – Historical Town on the Altmühl
Published: 30.10.2013
Eichstätt is a historical town on the Altmühl river in the center of Bavaria. Hills of the Altmühltal park surround it and there is absolute piece and good atmosphere. Perhaps it is due to the fact that it is cut from the outside world. It doesn’t lay near main railroads. You have to get of thee train in the middle of nowhere and get to the park by a regional train.

Germany: Ingolstadt – Connection of History and Modernity
Published: 2.10.2013
Ingolstadt is a city on the Danube mostly known for its Audi cars. However, the city boasts with rich history. The greatest fame came in the 15th century when it was a residence of Bavarian dukes. The old town is not very large and you can see all important sights within two hours.

Germany, Thuringia: Weimar – Mecca of German Literature
Published: 2.11.2022
An icing on top of our journey in Thuringia is Weimar – a city with unimaginable rich cultural heritage. It lies on the River Inn, exactly in the center, that connects Erfurt and Jena.

Germany, Thuringia: Jena – The City of Youth
Published: 26.10.2022
Jena is the second largest Thuringian city. It lies on the River Saale about 50 kilometers east from Erfurt. It is an industrial city from time immemorial and it is world famous for its production of glass.

Germany, Erfurt: Date In Heart Of Thuringia  
Published: 19.10.2022
The Land of Thuringia, full of grandiose castles, chateaus, ancient monasteries and churches, located in the middle of Germany. Thuringian towns attract its atmosphere in the narrow streets and in open squares where you can meet at every step the stand with local specialties, such as grilled Thüringer Bratwurst sausage.

Germany: Fascinated Saxony
Published: 5.3.2012
Saxony is an area with rich history, beautiful cities, precious collections in museums, or famous cultural enterprises. The cultural wealth of the Free State of Saxony, one of Germany's 16 federal states, holds the status of leader in the field of tourism.

Germany, Bremen – A Short Stop in a Hanseatic City
Published: 7.6.2013
In today’s article we stop for a while in a city with old sights, the capital of the smallest of the German states.

Related Photogallery

Germany – Saxony, Dresden: A Restored City
In recent times Czechs more and more often visit Dresden. The second largest Saxon city that is w...

Germany: World Exhibition Of Minerals
Last weekend in October was held in Munich, Germany's largest comprehensive exhibition of mineral...

Related Videos


Czech republic


We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017



Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone



Today:tuesday 6. 6. 2023
tuesday 6.6.
14 °C
wednesday 7.6.
14 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.


TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.