The Medieval Town of Rothenburg ob der Tuaber in Bavaria

Everytime I visit this town, I always see tourists from different countries. Many are from China,  Japan or Korea  and even from different countries in Europe.  I noticed they way how  they  speak and their  looks. Rothenburg ob der  Tauber is a beautiful medieval town in in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany.

I had the chance to visit this town many times. When my friends have visitors, they always asked me to escort and guide them when they visit any town or city especially in Bavaria. I am always happy to escort  and show  to them how beautiful Germany is.

Among the sights to see here are the Rathaus (Town Hall) Criminal Museum, Plönlein, Spital bastion, St. James’ Church, Imperial City Museum, Christmas Museum (Weihnachtsmuseum) and many more.

Plönlein with Kobolzeller Steige and Spitalgasse in Rothenburg ob der tauber. ©

Plönlein with Kobolzeller Steige in Rothenburg ob der tauber.  Taken during our visit last July 2011.

The beautiful Medieval City of Rothenburg ob der  Tauber. I  was there many times. ©

The beautiful Medieval  town  of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. I was there many times.

The name “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” means, in German, “Red fortress above the Tauber”. This is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River. As to the name “Rothenburg”, some say it comes from the German words Rot (Red) and Burg (burgh, medieval fortified town), referring to the red colour of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river. The name may also refer to the process of retting (“rotten” in German) flax for linen production. wikipedia.


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