Rothenburg Ob Der: Visit The Best Preserved Wall City Of Germany

At first glance, the city of Rothenburg ob der didn’t seem much real. In order to enter this city, I had to pass through a defense system of over forty towers. In the past, the city had been an Imperial Free City that beholden to the Roman emperor. As a matter of fact, it was one of the largest cities to be found in the empire. Here are some of the best things that you can do when you are in the city.

Town Wall

Since it was an Imperial Free City, the defense was one of the most important aspects. It has 46 defense towers along with a covered wall that runs for 4 kilometers. Take a themed walk through the city to learn the technical details of the towers and the gates. The view of the red rooftops of the city has been truly amusing. Linked with Turmweg are 6 other themed trails. This will take you around the vineyards and town.


I was definitely not going to miss out the town hall of this city. It is divided into two parts, one opens to the market square and the other to the Baroque arcade. No doubt, this is one of the best German architecture that I have come across. It had originally been developed for substituting the eastern wing of the thirteenth-century gothic town which had been burnt down in the year 1501.


The Roman Emperors of Hohenstaufen had a castle on the top of the Tauber. However, an earthquake dismantled it in the year 1356. Thereafter, it had been recycled for the walls of the city. The only piece that remains is the Blasiuskapelle. Towards the left, you will come across the Tauber Valley where you will get a view of the south quarters of this city. This place surely took me by surprise.