City Center

The city center is quaint and charming, known for its medieval center (Altstadt), it is a historic heart amidst modern urban districts. The old town, encircled by the undamaged 14th-century town wall, is finely restored and maintained with several ancient buildings, numerous historic towers and spectacular gates of the past. Be ready to walk everywhere and absorb the charm of the city that will make you feel as if you stepped back in time - there`s a thousand years of history packed between its cobbles.

As you walk the cobbled streets of the wonderfully preserved Medieval city, you`ll find many charming boutiques, tons of cafes, bakeries, tasty restaurants serving German and Franconian fare, and meat markets with a wonderful variety of delectable meats. Every street is full of colorful and picturesque old buildings and scenic views. Walking the city walls is a nice way to get a sense of the town horizon and the medieval structures in the city, as well as to explore the remaining guard towers. This walk also offers excellent views and photographic opportunities.


Nestled amidst beautiful, unspoiled countryside, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is situated in Franconia, a region of northern Bavaria that formerly consisted of several small states before it was given to Bavaria. The outskirts offer stunningly beautiful nature with mountains, quaint villages, spas and health retreats, as well as plenty of outdoor activities such as canoeing, hiking, biking, skiing and more. Summer activities typically stretch from late May to November and winter generally lasts from about late December until April.