Attractions

Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Reichsstadtmuseum

Highlights of the Reichsstadtmuseum, housed in a former Dominican convent, include the Rothenburger Passion (1494), a cycle of 12 panels by Martinus Schwarz, and the oldest convent kitchen in Germany, as well as wea…
Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum

If you're glad Christmas comes but once every 365 days, then stay well clear of the Käthe Wohlfahrt Weihnachtsdorf, a Yuletide superstore that also houses this Christmas Museum. This repository of all things 'Ho! Ho…
Church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Jakobskirche

One of the few places of worship in Bavaria to charge admission, Rothenburg's Lutheran parish church was begun in the 14th century and finished in the 15th. The building sports some wonderfully aged stained-glass wi…
Historic Site in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Stadtmauer

With time and fresh legs, a 2.5km circular walk around the unbroken ring of town walls gives a sense of the importance medieval man placed on defending his settlement. A great lookout point is the eastern tower, the…
Historic Building in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus

Hidden down a little alley is the Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus, where numerous artisans – including coopers, weavers, cobblers and potters – have their workshops today, and mostly have had for the house’s more th…
Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum

Medieval implements of torture and punishment are on show at this gruesomely fascinating museum. Exhibits include chastity belts, masks of disgrace for gossips, a cage for cheating bakers, a neck brace for quarrelso…
Historic Building in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rathausturm

The Rathaus on Marktplatz was begun in Gothic style in the 14th century and was completed during the Renaissance. Climb the 220 steps of the medieval town hall to the viewing platform of the Rathausturm to be reward…
Historic Building in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Röderturm

A great lookout point on the town wall is the Röderturm (eastern tower).