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Rothenburg: A Charming Medieval German Village!

Updated on September 29, 2014
The Plonlein in Rothenburg, Germany
The Plonlein in Rothenburg, Germany | Source

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a Delightful and Beautiful Medieval Village in Germany!

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is an absolutely enchanting village in Bavaria, Germany. This delightful German village, surrounded by a large stone wall, proudly displays its interesting and charming German architecture! Rothenburg dates back to the middle ages, with Rothenburg castle being built in 1070, and the town of Rothenburg in 1170.

During the summer of 2008, my family spent three weeks in Europe. Of those three weeks and all the many places we visited, Rothenburg ob der Tauber was one of my top three, and is the place I'd most like to revisit of anywhere we went in Europe.

Rothenburg stole my heart.

Will it steal yours too?

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

A red fortress above the Tauber River!

The name, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, means "red fortress above the Tauber river." "Rot" means red in German, and "burg" means fortress. As you glance over the photos on this page, be sure and notice the color of most of the rooftops!

Rothenburg from atop the City Wall which is easily walkable.
Rothenburg from atop the City Wall which is easily walkable. | Source

Things to see or do in Rothenburg!

Things to do or see in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Enjoy all the charming German architecture, and learn about the fascinating history of Rothenburg ob der Tauber!

1. Walk the Rothenburg wall.

It surrounds the medieval German village of Rothenburg.

2. Take The Night Watchman Tour.

3. Learn about the intriguing history of Rothenburg ob der Tauber!

4. View The Meistertrunk Clock Tower - and watch the cuckoo clock in action!

5. Visit The Rothenburg Criminal Museum.

6, Sample some Schneeballen! (German fried dough)

7. View Siebers Tower and Kobolzeller Tower.

8. Look for the wooden beams extending off the houses and find out why they're there!

9. Watch for the unique signs that hang from buildings.

10. Visit the Doll and Toy Museum, the Christmas Museum, The Imperial City Museum, St Jacob's Church and other places!

11. Shop the charming and unique stores. - Be sure and allow time to stroll along the streets, going into the stores that interest you.

Before your trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber:

Do some advanced planning.

1. I recommend Rick Steve's Travel Guide books.

2. Watch videos of places in Germany.

3. Learn some German!

4. Watch some movies that were set in, partially filmed in, or inspired by Rothenburg, Germany! (Pinocchio, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

A Tall Stone Wall Surrounds Rothenburg.

Visitors are welcome to walk along the corridor of the wall!

In medieval days, a visitor to the fortified village of Rothenburg ob der Tauber often had to pass through several guarded gates before entering the town. These days the gates are no longer guarded and all are invited to visit. What's more, visitors are welcome to explore the wall itself as well as get some great views of the village by walking along the raised wall corridor.

Rothenburg's walls and towers were built during the 13th century. As the village grew, the wall had to be extended three times and is now about a mile long. Stones from the old Rothenburg castle (after it was destroyed in an earthquake) were used for the initial wall. The stones consist of limestone, quarry, and sandstone.

Aerial view of Rothenburg
Aerial view of Rothenburg | Source

The wall is on the left, and the town is on the right.

The Rothenburg Wall
The Rothenburg Wall | Source

Many visitors to Rothenburg take the time to walk part of the wall.
Below you can see my children and me climbing the steps up to the wall corridor.

Climbing the wall
Climbing the wall | Source

This scene (below) was taken from another location on the wall, as we walked along.

Rothenburg Wall
Rothenburg Wall | Source

The Night Watchman Tour - An evening tour through the streets of Rothenburg - Highly Recommended!

A hellebarde which the watchman carries
A hellebarde which the watchman carries | Source

The Walk of the Night Watchman Tour

Of all the tours we took in Europe, the best by far was the one we took in Rothenburg! It was called, "The Walk of the Night Watchman." Our tour guide, portraying a night watchman from medieval times, did such an outstanding job, it was easy to forget he was a 21st century tour guide and not really a night watchman! He was dressed all in black, and carried a lantern, a horn (for warning the citizens of the town of a fire), and a rather daunting weapon called a hellebarde.

A hellebarde consists of a long stick on the end of which is a triangular piece of metal with a long spike at the top. During medieval times, the hellebarde would have been used for a variety of things, including dealing with any criminals who might be roaming the streets at night or trying to enter the gates into the city.

Have you ever been on a tour where the children got bored and wanted to leave? That's not the case with the Night Watchman tours - at least not the one we were on. All the children along on the tour were instantly attracted and fascinated with the Night Watchman, and followed him as if was the Pied Piper! It was my son's favorite part of Rothenburg. I didn't see a bored child in the pack!

However, don't think that meant the tour was any less enthralling for adults! The information the Night Watchman presented to us as we walked along together was fascinating. He wove the history of Rothenburg and other bits of information into the most intriguing stories full of wonder and mystery.

For more information, visit:

Rick Steve's Article on things to do in Rothenburg

The official Night Watchman website - The Night Watchman of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Rothenburg, Germany has quite an interesting history! - The Night Watchman has such great stories of the history of Rothenburg!

One of the Night Watchman's stories I most enjoyed was about how Rothenburg was spared during WWII. It wasn't that all was easy for the city during the war. In fact, it wasn't easy at all. A larger city, Nuremberg, had been bombed, and a German general and his Nazi soldiers escaped from Nuremberg and came to Rothenberg. He gave orders to hold the city of Rothenberg to the last man. The American army bombed Rothenberg. They destroyed part of Rothenberg, and were making plans to destroy the rest. But John J Mcline, Deputy Secretary of State, had grown up with a painting of Rothenberg in his home. His mother had hung it in their home after her visit to Rothenberg. All his life he'd seen the painting and heard his mother's stories, and so he'd developed a fascination and love of Rothenberg. He knew it was a medieval village, and didn't want it to be destroyed. So he made a phone call and was able to call off the attack as long as the village of Rothenberg would agree to let Amercans occupy their city.

Listen to the youtube below to find out the rest of the story!

We particularly found Rick Steves' books to be helpful, as they are full of wonderful and useful tips!

Travel Guide Books, such as these, are a real benefit in planning a trip!

As my husband told a close friend of ours who was planning a European vacation for her family, "As we vacationed all over Europe, from Germany to France, England, Italy, and Switzerland, Rick Steves never steered us wrong! His tips and recommendations were fabulous!"

Meistertrunk Clock Tower

In the Market Square of Rothenburg

The Clock Tower, which now houses the tourist office, contains a giant cuckoo clock. At certain times of the day, the two small doors on the tower open, revealing scenes inside.

Rothenburg town square and clock tower
Rothenburg town square and clock tower | Source

There's a story that goes with the clock tower. During the 30 year war, the Catholics had taken the Protestant village of Rothenburg. Although they were originally planning to destory the village, they decided instead to offer a bargain. If someone in the town could drink a 3 1/4 litter tanker of wine in a single gulp, the town would be spared. Retired Mayor Nusch not only gave it a try, but was successful, thus saving the town! As the window on the right opens, you can see the image of Mayor Nusch saving his village!

Clock chiming
Clock chiming | Source

By the way, the meeting place for the Night Watchman's tour is in the Market Square very near the Clock Tower. We watched the clock tower windows open and the characters appear as we waited for our 8:00 pm tour to begin! If you're going to be visiting Rothenburg, please check on the times that the windows will open during your stay, as the times may have changed since we were there.

For more information, visit: Meistertrunk Clock Tower: Story and Photos

The Rothenburg Criminal Museum

The Rothenburg Criminal Museum
The Rothenburg Criminal Museum | Source


At the Rothenburg Criminal Museum, you can find instruments of torture and death, such as finger screws and an executioners axe. The museum also exhibits items used to shame those who had done something wrong, such as the Mask of Shame.

For more information, visit The Crime Museum's website.

Don't Forget The Interesting and Unique Shops in Rothenburg!

Shops in Rothenburg
Shops in Rothenburg | Source

We very much enjoyed strolling up and down the streets, visiting whatever shops struck our interest.

My son selecting a sword as a souvenir.
My son selecting a sword as a souvenir. | Source

A suit of armor stands near a bucket of wooden swords outside one Rothenburg shop.

The cuckoo clock I bought in Rothenberg.
The cuckoo clock I bought in Rothenberg. | Source


I discovered a charming store full of cuckoo clocks. I couldn't help it; I bought a delightful cuckoo clock in Rothenburg! You can see a picture of it here.

Be sure and sample some Schneeballen! - Schneeballen are balls of fried dough, often covered in chocolate or powdered sugar.

Schneeballen
Schneeballen | Source

Read more about Schneeballen.

Siebers Tower and Kobolzeller Tower

The Plonlein, which means "Little Square," is one of the most photographed locations in Rothenburg.

Siebers Tower (on the left of the Plonlein) was built as an entrance into Rothenburg in 1385 when the walls were expanded. Kobolzeller tower, on the right, was built around 1360. Visitors who go through the gate can see the road down to Tauber's Valley. In the middle of the photo is a wooden creight where fisherman used to keep their catch.

The Plonlein
The Plonlein | Source

As you tour Rothenburg, notice the wooden beams sticking out from the buildings.

Rothenburg Architecture

By law, enough grain to last a year had to be stored inside the attic of every home. The beam contained a pulley for pulling the grain up. You can see the wooden beams poking out near the tops of buildings on both sides of the street here.

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I can't help but think of Rainbow Row, in Charleston South Carolina, every time I look at this photo! For those who have never seen Rainbow Row, the houses are quite colorful and touch one another!

Unique signs hang from buildings to indicate what's being sold or provided there.

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Rick Steves in Rothenburg! - In addition to showing us around Rothenburg, Rick Steves lets us in on some of Rothenburg's interesting history!

Have You Ever Been To Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany? - If not, would you like to visit Rothenburg?

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Castle Gate
Castle Gate | Source


This photo of the Castle gate was taken while we were on the Night Watchman Tour.

Videos of Places in Germany - Travel videos can help you select the things you'd like to see on your trip!

Passport to Europe: Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Passport to Europe: Germany, Switzerland and Austria

DVD. Here are the places you'll "visit" via this DVD: Bavaria, Berlin, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Innsbruck, Interlaken, St. Moritz, and Zurich.

 
Bavaria & The Black Forest
Bavaria & The Black Forest

Amazon Instant Rental or Purchase. On this video, you'll be treated with a "visit" to Fuessen (where Neuschwanstein castle is), Rothenburg, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Triberg, The Bodensee, and a lot more places!

 
Rhine and Mosel
Rhine and Mosel

An Amazon Instant Rental or Purchase. My family took a boat tour down the Rhine River. Along the way we saw castle after castle. This video will introduce you to the area!

 

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is located in Bavaria, Germany - Bavaria is one of 16 states in Germany.

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As you can see, Rothenburg is in Bavaria, but is very near the border of Baden Wurttemburg. It is is located northwest of Munich and southeast of Frankfurt .

Top Ten Things to do in Bavaria

This website on Bavaria will provide you with information about other places you may want to visit while in Bavaria, including Munich, the Bavarian Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle (the castle from which Cinderella's castle in Disney World was modeled), Nuremberg, the Romantic Road (Rothenburg is on the Romantic Road), the Bavarian Forest, the concentration camp of Dachau, the Eagle's Nest, and quiet, rural villages.

The Best Travel Experiences in Baden-Wurttemberg

On this website, you can find out about some of the top places to visit in Baden Wurttenburg, including the Black Forest (which isn't black and consists of more hills than forests), Speyer Cathedral, Heidelberg Castle, Cistercian Maulbronn Monastery (a medieval monastery complex), Europa Park (an amusement park), Stuttgart Christmas Market, and many other places!

Image Credit: The map shown above has been adapted from this map of Germany.

More Places to See In Rothenburg, Germany

Here are some more places you may want to visit while in Rothenburg!

* The Doll and Toy Museum

* The Imperial City Museum

* St. Jacob's Church

* Burggarten (The castle gardens)

* The Double Bridge

* Historical Vaults

* The Christmas Museum

* The interesting shops

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? - Reading German: A Funny Story!

Before our trip, I had made an effort to learn a little German. I'd had five years of French in middle school and high school, but had never taken German before. On our first day in Germany, we visited with a German friend of mine. As he drove us to a nearby village, I realized, to my amazement, I could read many of the signs and other words we passed! Maybe I drove my German friend crazy, I don't know, but I'd point to a German word I saw as we drove along and say, "Hey, that says, ____ " supplying the English equivalent. It was such a great feeling to be able to look all around the town and actually be able to read some of the German words I saw!

On the morning of our second day in Germany, my family and I boarded a riverboat for a cruise along the Rhine River. We would be on the riverboat most of the day (viewing beautiful castles located around almost every bend!), and thus would be ordering and eating lunch on board the boat. When we got hungry, we went to the dining area of the boat. Although many people in Germany know English, our waiter didn't seem to speak any English. He spoke only in German to us, resorting to gesturing as needed. Knowing that I couldn't rely on the waiter for help, I began reading the menu and translating it into English for my husband. When I got to the bottom of the menu, I looked at the "German" word for "potatoes." Hmmm..something wasn't right... The word said, "pomme de terre," but "potatoes" is "die Kartoffel" in German. "Pomme de terre" is the French word for potatoes! The menu was in French! Suddenly I realized I hadn't been reading the names of German foods at all! Somehow my brain had taken me all the way back to my high school years and helped me read a French menu, even though I thought I'd been reading a German one!! Wow..! (I'm still amazed by this! I thought my French was lost long ago! Yet it seemed as familiar to me as the German I'd just recently been learning. The fact that I didn't even know I was reading French instead of German astonishes me even more. The human brain truly is an amazing thing.)

Oh, in case you are wondering, I later discovered that if I flipped the menu over, I could read it in German too. Spanish, Italian, and even English versions were also provided! (This was the only place in Europe where we saw a menu written in several languages like that.)

GERMAN in 10 minutes a day® with CD-ROM
GERMAN in 10 minutes a day® with CD-ROM

I used several different books and games to practice my German before the trip. This one, "German in 10 Minutes a Day," was probably the most fun, as well as effective, of all that I used. Unlike many foreign language programs, this book is geared toward teaching you what you need to know before your visit there.

I loved the flashcards, puzzles, games, and other activities within the book. They helped make the learning of a foreign language be an easy and enjoyable experience! I did the written activities at home, but took the flashcards with me on walks. As I'd walk along, I'd review the flashcards. It was a great way to get some exercise in and study my German at the same time! I also carried the flashcards in my pocketbook, pulling them out and flipping through them for a few minutes whenever I found myself having to wait somewhere (at the dentist, in the carpool line at school, etc.). German in 10 Minutes a Day was a fabulous purchase. If I ever need to learn a different language, I'll purchase another book in the Foreign Language in 10 Minutes a Day series!

 

Rothenburg In The Movies!

At least part of each of these movies was set in, or inspired by, Rothenburg, Germany!

Pinocchio

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Movies related to Rothenburg - It'd be fun to watch some movies that were set in, or inspired by, Rothenburg, before (or after) your trip!

Pinocchio (Two-Disc 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo + BD Live) [Blu-ray]
Pinocchio (Two-Disc 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo + BD Live) [Blu-ray]

Did you know that the charming village in Pinocchio is based on the town of Rothenburg, Germany? Check out the various prices in the "other formats and versions" section of the webpage that opens.

 
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Full Screen Edition)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Full Screen Edition)

The village scenes in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang were Rothenburg.

 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1 and 2) were filmed in Rothenburg.

 
The European Cup was going on, and jerseys and other merchandise were for sale.
The European Cup was going on, and jerseys and other merchandise were for sale. | Source

The European Cup was going on while we were there! - Europeans take their celebrating seriously!

While we were vacationing in Europe during the summer of 2008, the European Cup was going on.

Everywhere we went, from one location to the next, people were selling soccer jerseys and caps, watching the game on TV, and celebrating their wins. It seemed to us that no matter what country we happened to be in, that was the country that had just won the latest match. It happened time and time again!

I have to say, though, "the most enthusiasm" award has to go to Torino, Italy. In Torino, excited fans rode up and down the streets blowing their horns, yellowing, and hanging half their bodies out of the car window and waving flags, until the wee hours of the morning. Although we never left our hotel room that night, we got very little sleep! Still, sleep or no sleep, it made the trip more of an experience!

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The celebrating was a little different in Rothenburg, Germany. Cars are limited in certain parts of the city, so driving up and down the streets blowing horns at 2 in the morning wouldn't work there. Yet that didn't stop the citizens of Rothenburg from celebrating! As we were eating a quiet dinner at a table outside a Rothenburg restaurant, a parade of German men came by wearing soccer jerseys, waving flags, and singing. They were celebrating the latest German win with much enthusiasm and excitement!

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany: A Beautiful Place To VIsit!

Rothenburg, Germany
Rothenburg, Germany | Source

More of my articles on places in Europe! - Venice -the land of canals, and Manarola - a charming town on the Mediterranean

Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy | Source

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Comments? Questions? Have you ever been to Rothenburg, Germany?Did Rothenburg steal your heart too?I'd love to hear from you!

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      Mary Norton 8 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a pity. I wish I had known of Rothenburg before we went to Germany and drove through many places. We went through Bamberg and Dachau. We could easily have gone there. Well, there's always a next time.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      Much of Germany is indeed covered in small quaint towns such as Rothenburg, steeped in history and seemingly untouched by time. I enjoyed your lens immensely. Thank you for a very interesting and informative lens

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      craftycollector 5 years ago

      I first visited Rothenburg with my mother and father when I was 12. Regular visits followed, and then I took my children, and later my grandchildren as I love the town so much. Perhaps I'll get to take the next generation too?

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Rothenburg is lovely and an amazing place to visit during the Christmas holidays too - I lived near there for two years and loved the area. ~~Blessed~~

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      MirceaFlorea 5 years ago

      Wish I was there

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Back again! want to share...Just came back from a River Cruise from Prague to Paris through Germany and visited many German towns along the river...you would love it.

      ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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      glowchick 5 years ago

      What a great lens~ so full of interesting things, this looks like such a wonderful place :)

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      Lisa Morris 5 years ago

      Rothenburg looks like a very beautiful place. Blessings.

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      With your photos and videos and great commentary, I feel like I've been to Rothenberg. Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i love to visit Rothenburg, Germany sometime!

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      Maurice Glaude 5 years ago from Mobile, AL

      You've just been pinned! Find it on my "Fancy That" Pinterest Board. Great lens.

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      Looks like a fun place to visit!

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This looks like it's straight out of a fairytale doesn't it. I could almost picture the town from Willy Wonka (the 1970s version). There is nothing better than a personal tour and personal memories, and this is an exceptional lens. You can just see what a wonderful time you all had there, blessed.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      I love Rothenburg and all the Bavarian Town/sVillages I lived in Garmisch (see my lens) in the southern part near the alps... Funny I could relate to some of the things you were saying, especially the Germans that pretend not to speak English, so rude...My German is not that good but we got by with a lot of laughs...I have a High German accents and people did not want to believe that I didn't live in Germany, or that I have not spoken it like this in over 50 years.

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      JanieceTobey 5 years ago

      @delia-delia: Thanks for your visit and comment, d-artiist! We really loved Rothenburg as well. I'd love to go back again! I'd love to explore more of the other villages there too!

      I didn't meant to give the impression that the German waiter on the boat was pretending to not speak English. I honestly thought he couldn't. Interesting, other than this one episode, it was rare that we had any language difficulties while in Europe. Most people spoke at least some English almost every where we went! We were in Europe for three weeks, and only had communication problems maybe four or five times the whole trip.

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Lovely pictures! I want to go! Happy New Year! Congratulations on your lens being chosen as a top 100 Community Favorite for 2011!

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      Auntiekatkat 5 years ago

      Congrats on being nominated for Community Favorite Lenses of 2011. A wonderful lens. Fortunately we both share one thing it was easier to vote than for most as mine was my "why-I-am a- vegetarian was nominated as well. A proud moment for all of us. Good luck in the voting.

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Thanks for a nicely informative lens ... and the gorgeous photos. Congratulations on being one of the final 100 favorite Squidoo lenses of 2011!

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      MCB2011 5 years ago

      This makes me want to go to Germany. Thanks for your lens.

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      editionh 5 years ago

      Thanks for this great feature! Greetings from Germany.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I had been to Germany but not to this place. Maybe next time.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      We were in Germany when I was a child. Would love to visit again sometime. Congrats on being in the top 100 lenses.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fantastic pictures! I'd love to go there. I just love your lenses!

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      Jack-in-the-Box 5 years ago

      Great job!!! I love all the pictures. I love to travel, but I have yet to get out of the US, except to Mexico. This really makes me want to get over there. Thanks for sharing. You did great!

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Love all those gorgeous pictures.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I can certainly see why Rothenburg stole your heart. Wonderful descriptions and photos. Congrats on being in the Top 100 Community Favorites

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I"ve never been to Rothenburg, but I'd love to go. I love Germany, and I taken some German, though I haven't practiced it much in the past 40 years. Great lens. I'm glad we still have some great lens, and this is definitely one of them. The only thing that seemed out of place were those cars parked in the first pictures in those narrow streets. They just didn't look medieval enough.

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      Diana_Simion 6 years ago

      looks good!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      You are done a marvelous job with this page...you provided me with a virtual and visual tour of Rothenburg, Germany. *Blessed today because of all your hard work and outstanding information.

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      Carol Fisher 6 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      What a charming town Rothenburg is. I'd love to visit now I've read about it here and seen your pictures. Blessed.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a great lens. It puts me right back in this interesting town.

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      Oh wow, I'd love to visit there. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Margaret Schaut 6 years ago from Detroit

      Really gorgeous pics! One of the things I loved most about Europe is the ancient buildings, they keep them and they're part of the landscape. IMHO, maintaining a people's heritage is critically important to their future. Extremely well done!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Now, I know I was here before, and see my comment from February but my like had disappeared, I fixed that and enjoyed a revisit to this gem of yours!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your knoledge of Rothenburg.Being a Rothenberger,I have always wanted to visit the home of my namesake.I pray I make it there someday as it looks positivly dream-like!

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      I'd love to visit here for sure!

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      BadSoulPhotography 6 years ago

      Looks like a beautiful place to visit or live

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love this German village, it looks so cool and serene with complete peaceful surroundings, the images are so good. It does steal my heart too.

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      It looks so beautiful... another destination to add to the growing list!

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      Mayapearl 6 years ago

      What a lovely little place, I would love to visit on my next trip to Europe! Wonderful lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Enchanting! You are the best tour guide and so beautifully done!

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Indeed very beautiful and enchanting ~ I love how they've maintained that old architecture and as usual you did a phenomenal job of presenting it on this excellent lens. Love all the pictures too. **Kissed by a Squid-Angel**

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      Came back by to leave a Valentine's Day blessing.

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      missbat 6 years ago

      I've never been to Europe but your lens makes me wish to visit Germany! Rothenburg looks beautiful.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      I can completely understand why you would love it! It is charming :) With so many great recommendations and attractions, I wish I could get on a plane today. Fabulous!

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      rlivermore 6 years ago

      It's been a long time since I've been to Germany, and now I want to go again!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Lensrolled to my 'Quiz - Germany' lens, in which I have a question on Rothenburg!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      This superb lens brings back great memories from childhood visits to this incredible town. Well done on a great lens.

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      Paula Morgan 6 years ago from Sydney Australia

      I did not make it to Rothenburg on my trip to Munich but it looks lovely. Great photos too :-)

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I have been to Rothenburg and yes, it is a wonderful place to visit. I have several momentos from there that I bring out at Christmas. Glad you wrote about it. I didn't get to see some of the places you wrote about. Good job on your lens.