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The small town of Dinkelsbühl, close to Ansbach in Bavaria, today still is an extraordinary example of a medieval German urban-planning context. The old part of the town is remarkably well preserved as it came through both World Wars almost without any considerable damage. So the streets and squares of Dinkelsbühl are edged by beautiful half-timbered houses and medieval ambience is sensible almost everywhere. A great part of the town walls, including numerous gates and towers have also been preserved and can be visited today.
The origin of Dinkelsbühl goes back to the 10th century when a fortress was built at the intersection of 2 trade routes at the river Wörnitz. The settlement has 1st been officially mentioned at a bestowal document of Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa as "Burgus Tinkelspuhel" in 1188. In 13th century Dinkelsbühl becomes a free Imperial Town and therefore receives important privileges. During the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) governance of the town changes 8 times, but after staticizing of the Swedes in 1632 Dinkelsbühl has been spared from any further destruction or plundering.
Today the historical old town of Dinkelsbühl belongs to Europe's most important cultural monuments, and justifiably so!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Amazingly beautiful place, experience heritage!
  • Cons:Maybe too many tourists in Summer
  • In a nutshell:Outstanding and beautiful!
  • Last visit to Dinkelsbühl: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    We visited her in May and enjoyed our short stay. It reads like we should have stayed at Goldener Hirsh, and eaten a good bite at Wilder Mann. YOur tips are good

  • flyingscot4's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Nice job on Dinkelsbühl. So many people miss the town in favor of Rothenburg and other towns with better access. I'll be there in a few weeks, but on the Romantic Road bus. I need to find a way to spend more time there.

  • Goner's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Charming little town!

  • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Very nice page about a town I really love!

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    This looks like a very pretty place to stay. Even I would not fit through that door and I am indeed short!

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2008 at 9:58 AM

    beautiful pictures, delightful place. We passed thru Ansbach and sadly missed visiting here. Thanks for sharing. N.

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:57 AM

    Guten Morgen Elena! Sehr nette Seite hier :) Schoenes Wochenende :)

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2007 at 1:01 PM

    good tip


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