26 July: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

It was around 11am when we arrived at Rothenburg ob der Tauber from Munich. We almost lost our way from the train station to this place. The weather was not too good as it was raining and cloudy. When we saw a sandwich shop near by, we quickly went inside for some shelter. Fortunately the rain got smaller when we were about to finish our lunch. As the skies cleared we then began to explore this beautiful medieval old town. It seemed very quite and peaceful. The environment was clean and well preserved. Most of the shophouses are typical timbered houses. They come in various colors and the design is certainly one of a kind. We could see a lot of souvenir shops along the way. They are mostly handmade. Rothenburg ob der Tauber is also home to the German Christmas Museum. There were many Christmas shops where you can shop for Christmas decorations and experience the Christmas atmosphere all year long.

Plonlein (little square) with Sieber Tower and Kobolzeller Tower. Plonlein is one of the most famous places in Rothenburg ober der Tauber.

Entrance to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Row of shops.

Exterior view of Hotel Eisenhut.

Colorful vintage bus with lots of gift boxes on top.

Christmas items are sold in Kathe Wohlfahrt’s Christmas Shop all year round.

Toy display inside the Kathe Wohlfahrt’s Christmas Shop.

Souvenir shop window displays with different designs of houses and cartoon characters.

Another window display with wooden crafts.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is famous for Schneeballen (Snow balls).

Medieval city town hall.

Medieval city town hall.

Cute sheep souvenir.

Musical event in the center of the town.

Tourists enjoying the show.

Ratstrinkstube with clock.

Beautiful town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Typical timbered house.

The western town gate.

Town wall of Rothenburg.

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1 Comment

  1. Michelli Bencke Egan

    Simply lovely!!!
    Which is the best and closest place/airport to get there flying from Dublin Ireland???
    many thanks

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