On Foot

On Foot Walking will get you from one end of town to the other in about 15 minutes. One of the best things to do in Rothenburg is to simply take a walk and admire the views. The town is small and easy to stroll around on your own.

You can take a self-guided walk with a good guidebook, take a group or private walk led by a guide from the Tourist Information office (Markplatz 2), and/or go on the almost daily Night Watchman`s Tour. Early mornings and evenings are the best time to take a walk and avoid other tourists, but note the hours of any sights you want to visit along your stroll.

By Train

Rothenburg ob der Tauber has a small train station that is about a 10 minute walk or a 2-minute taxi ride from the main square in Rothenburg`s Old Town.

By Taxi

Taxis can be found at the train station.

By Car

Driving is unnecessary and at times impossible; it is best to park the car outside the old city walls and walk, which there are five parking areas outside the Rothenburg walls. The town center is essentially closed to non-resident vehicles, though hotel guests are exempt.

If you are staying in a hotel or apartment within the Old Town, you should check to see if they have a designated parking area. If not, you can always drive in and drop off your luggage. The public parking areas are located right outside the Old Town, lining the outside of the town walls. It is about a 7 minute walk from the parking lots to the main square in Rothenburg`s Old Town and parking is about 5 euros per day.

By Bicycle

Bicycling is a great way to see the area due to its central location in the heart of Germany and its charming landscape. Over recent years Rothenburg has developed into the popular departure point (or finish point) of numerous cycling trails. The town`s network of cycle paths in the Tauber Valley grows every year and offers a great way to explore the countryside.