Rothenburg ob der Tauber - A day in Medieval Ages | Germany Travel Blog

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

Rothenburg is one of the best-preserved town of Germany which takes you back into the Medieval times. The town is located in the Franconia's Heart of Bavaria. The town has intact medieval walls which used to be for feeding farm animals in old times.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Germany has countless towns which presents the livelihood of the Medieval times like Bamberg, Bad Windsheim but undoubtedly our favorite Medieval town is Rothenburg. Don’t get confused as there are several Rothenburgs in Germany, Make sure you have planned for Rothenburg ob der tauber.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
View of Old town Rothenburg from Town Wall

Rothenburg used to be the second largest city of Germany in Middle Ages but now it’s a small town which welcomes uncountable tourists from all over the world and provides them the chance to experience the Medieval times in Germany.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Röder Turm, Rothenburg ob der tauber

We have visited Rothenburg in mid December. It wasn’t so cold but the weather was quite shitty. It was raining for the whole day. But the shelter on the top of the walls and tunnels saved us from getting wet.


We entered the town from the South Eastern entrance from the Röder Gate and was totally amazed with the first impression of the picturesque village.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Röder Gate, Rothenburg ob der tauber

The city used to have an imperial defence hold in the past. It had 46 defensive watch towers and 4 KM long walls. You can also take a tour of Rothenburger Turmweg with a guided tour.


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Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburger Turmweg

In our case, when we entered the city from the Röder Gate we climbed up the stairs and walked on the walls of the village.

The view of the old town was just mesmerizing from the walls and watch towers. We were totally lost in the beauty of the town.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg City Wall

We had also experienced the tunnels beneath the medieval walls. There are still some cannons installed over there.