#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.
- Tilman Riemenschneider's fantastic carved wood altarpiece in St. Jakobskirche
- The Rathaus
- Walk the town.
A Place to Stay
- Eisenhut Hotel-Restaurant, Herrngasse 3-7