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#4. Rothenburg ob der Tauber

The quintessence of medieval, fairy-tale charm. This beautifully preserved city sits on a bluff in gorgeous countryside, its ancient walls following four bends in the Tauber River. Probably attracts as many tourists (mostly tour buses) per square foot as any town in Germany; still, if you haven't seen it you should. Stay overnight and avoid some of the crowds.

Top Sights

  • Tilman Riemenschneider's fantastic carved wood altarpiece in St. Jakobskirche
  • The Rathaus

Suggested Activity

  • Walk the town.

A Place to Stay

  • Hotel Reichs-Küchenmeister, Kirchplatz 8, tel. +49/09861/9700, fax 970409, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Food Suggestion

  • Eisenhut Hotel-Restaurant, Herrngasse 3-7