Three days in Rothenburg

Rothenburg Ploenlein
While at a Family reunion in Lower Franconia, we did a side trip to Rothenburg for a friends destination wedding

Arriving by train, we checked into a darling medieval B&B in the center of town from walking distance to the Marktplatz. We had an amazing time. I hope you enjoy my photos

Rothenburg is in the region of Franconia, a part of Bavaria. Most of the buildings were in place by 1400. The city was established in 1142, but destroyed in 1356. Two pompous gates can still be seen, the Markus Tower and the White Tower. In the center city I saw a few Patrizier houses, where the Gilded residents used to live.

I highly recommend to take the Night Watchman tour with a guy name Hans-Georg Baumgartner. He lights his lamp and takes tourists on his rounds explaining medieval life in a jokingly way. The meeting place is 8 pm at the Marktplatz Adults 8 Euro, children 4 Euro

Markusturm with Röderbogen, Rothenburg o.T.
Markusturm with Röderbogen, Rothenburg o.T.
Markusturm with Röderbogen, Rothenburg o.T.
Markusturm with Röderbogen, Rothenburg o.T.
Cityhall, Rothenburg o.T.

                           Also see Rathaus history

Taubertal, Rothenburg o.T.
Taubertal with view to Rothenburg (Rothenburgkulisse)
Ploenlein, Rothenburg o.T.
The Plönlein is famously picturesque
Oldest Guesthouse in Rothenburg "Zur Höll’
Oldest Guesthouse in Rothenburg “Zur Höll’ anno 1300
Alte Schmiede, Rothenburg o. T.
Die Alte Schmiede
Rothenburg o. T.
Historic facades
Biergarten, Rothenburg o. T.
My favorite Biergarten
Weisser Turm, Georgengasse, Rothenburg o. T.
Weisser Turm, Georgengasse
Rothenburg o. T.
PLönlein, walking up to the Marktplatz
Children in Tracht, Rothenburg o. T.
Children in Tracht
Käthe Wolfahrt Chriskindlmarkt, Rothenburg
Käthe Wohlfahrt Chriskindlmarkt store. Took a stroll through the store with many Christmas ornaments, Nutcrackers etc.
Brotzeit, German lunch meats, Rothenburg
Brotzeit at the oldest Gasthaus “Zur Hölle”
German supper at Rothenburg
We had a nice meal near the Marketplace
Rothenburg Antiques stores, Biersteins
Lots of Antiques
Burgtor Rothenburg
Medieval wall inscription by a Donor
Medieval wall inscription by a Donor (per Wikimedia)
Bed & Breakfast, Rothenburg
Our Bed and Breakfast anno 1400

The Rothenburg Night Watchman has a message for you during Covit-19

I recommend getting a guide to explore this historic town. You can order your copy below:

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with, or I tasted while traveling in Europe. Disclosure: As an Amazon Affiliate I earn a small commission if you click through and make qualifying purchases with no additional cost to you.

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