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Introducing Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber

A well-polished gem from the Middle Ages, Rothenburg ob der Tauber (meaning ‘above the Tauber River’) is the main tourist stop along the Romantic Road. With its web of cobbled lanes, higgledy-piggledy houses and towered walls, the town is impossibly charming. Preservation orders here are the strictest in Germany – and at times it feels like a medieval theme park – but all’s forgiven in the evenings, when the yellow lamplight casts its spell long after the last tour buses have left.