Rothenburg Gate
One of town's old gates

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
• 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. Doubles $66 to $130.

A Place to Eat:
• Eisenhut Hotel-Restaurant, Herrngasse 3-7