Medieval Musical Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (pre-booking)

Cultural & Theme Tours in The Romantic Road

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Bored of the standard city tour? Want to experience a one-of-a-kind experience unique in its class? Love music & history and want to learn something while having a laugh and being entertained? Then, join me and discover the past through music! PLEASE NOTE:This tour is only offered in English, even if you are reading this in German. German tour coming soon!*There is 1,€ gratuity included for pre-booking my tour through Trip Advisor Experiences online. Alternatively you can show up at the scheduled times and pay 8 EURs per person for adults and 5 EURs for students at the start of the tour. Reservations are not required! Scheduled times are:Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 10:45 AM. April 1st through December 13st. If a tour must be cancelled because of illness, I will update the tour availability on Trip Advisor and on Facebook. @RothenburgMinnesangLearn more about the tour here:
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rothenburg Town Hall (Rathaus), Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, Bavaria Starting point: Market Square/Town Hall-Introduction to Minnesang (Music of Medieval Germany)-explanation my character "Margarete von Schwangau"-explanation of the legend of the Master Draught/Meistertrunk (UNSESCO World Heritage event)-history of the Glockenspiel at the Market Square-Live performance of song by medieval/Renaissance composer Oswald von WolkensteinDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, BavariaSt. Johannes Church/Medieval Crime Museum-See original city wall from the 12th century-Introduction to medieval chant-Chant and the Black Death/Plague-The role of St. Johannes church & surrounding buildings in the medieval period-Live performance of chant songDuration: 8 minutesStop At: Das Plonlein, Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, BavariaPrevious Stop (not available to peg):An der Eich Observation Deck of the Tauber Valley-Introduction to medieval composer Wolfram von Eschenbach-Love and romance in medieval German culture-Explanation of current location, medieval double bridge, vinyard valley view-Earthquake of 1356 and Rothenburg-History of the castle of Rothenburg and the Staufer Dynasty (Hohnstaufer)-Live performance of a song by Wolfram von Eschenbach DAS PLÖNLEIN-History of "das Plönlein"-Explanation of the buildings and current location -1st expansion of the old city wall.-Trivia about Rothenburg-Introduction to composer Neidhart von Reuental-Depiction of the lives of the middle and lower class through lyrics-Live performace of a song by Neidhart von ReuentalDuration: 8 minutesStop At: Die Rossmuhle, Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, BavariaIn between stop, " Linden Tree/Fischturm" not available to peg on map.LINDEN TREE-Role of the linden tree in medieval German and modern culture and its significance in Rothenburg's history-Introduction of composer Walter von der Vogelweide-Live performance of song Under the Linden by Walter von der Vogelweide-More about Minnesang (high and low Minnesang), how it evolved through timeNAG'S MILL-Historical significance of the mill in the center of town (noteworthy Renaissance building)-Explanation of medieval grain storage practices Duration: 9 minutesStop At: Spitalviertel, Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, BavariaHOSPITAL QUARTER SQUARE-Explanation & history of current location -2nd and final expansion of the medieval city wall-Location of hospital and church and the residence of the staff explained-Architectural highlights of the Renaissance Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Holy Ghost Church, Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, Bavaria-Enter the church to learn about the fascinating life of mystery medieval composer-Life of nun and composer born in 1098-Influence of mystery composer on politics, science and Christianity-Live performance of a work by mystery composer in the church with wonderful acousticsDuration: 8 minutesStop At: Spital Bastion, Rothenburg, Middle Franconia, Franconia, BavariaSPITALBASTEI/ Hospital Bulwerk/Fortification (Spital Bastion)-Step inside the Spital-bulwerk, largest and youngest fortification in Rothenburg-Significance of mentioned historic site-Learn about the mercenary soldiers, their role in the Renaissance-Introduction to last composer, who wrote a song for the mercenary soldiers-Live performance of previous song mentioned-Tour endsDuration: 8 minutes

What’s included

  • Gratuities

What’s not included

  • Entry/Admission - Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)