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The name "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" means "Red fortress above the Tauber". This is because the Town overlooks the Tauber River.

The name "Rothenburg", maybe comes from the German words Rot (Red) and Burg (burgh, medieval fortified town), referring to the red colour of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river.

In Medieval times, Rothenburg was at the crossroads of the two most important roads in the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation.
Back then, it was one of the eight largest German cities and the richest city in the German states.

Rothenburg has been used in the 1940 Walt Disney movie Pinocchio, and was also the location for the Vulgarian village scenes in the 1968 family movie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Today Rothenburg is at the intersection of the Romantic Road and the Castle Road and receives many Tourist's through-out the year.

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  • In a nutshell:Fabulous town to slowly wander around and take it all in!
  • Last visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Jul 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Interesting page. We are considering visiting here this summer. All the best, Irene

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      May 15, 2015 at 9:07 PM

      I hope you can make it here, stay overnight if you can and see it without being packed out with tourists! Thanks for visiting!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Great page about Rothenburg, Dee !

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Ive people write not to go to Rothenburg as theres too many tourists! but I went during my snowy drive around for the Christmas markets around Bavaria and it was great with snow and happy tourists and bratwurst for sale etc!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Dec 22, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      That's a shame! We are all tourists and it usually is pretty good if a lot are there. We go mid season, so it is a lot quieter then, that I am grateful for. It was very nice wandering around in the evening, just peaceful and a joy to experience Rothenburg like it!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Although I often visit other places in the Tauber Valley, especially Weikersheim, I have somehow never gone the extra 33 km further upstream to Rothenburg. It?s good that you stayed there overnight, so you could see everything without being rushed.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      May 13, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      Thanks Don. It was good at night as we had most of the town to ourselves, only a few other tourists wandering around. You must go there one day, only it probably won't be so appealing to you as you live in Germany and see these things.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    This is in the plan for our May trip to Munich and area. We will spend one day here, and others along Romantic Rd. It sounds like you were there at evening hours mostly, and took in all the sites. Nice work, as always.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Wonderful page Dee! The village is so charming!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    Thank you Dee for taking me back to this fairy tail town! It was a pleasure to have a walk with you along its sights once again and refresh my sweet memory about it...

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    Oh loverly :-)) Maybe I should revisit, it is only a bit more than 1 hour away from me. I love the bubble teddy :-) And wonder is Käthe Wohlfarth things are made in Germany or elsewhere and sold more expensive than the one who produce get for.


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