Where the Medieval comes alive
Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the heart of Bavaria is unquestionably “Truly Scrumptious” all year around.
It has an air of mystical magic at Christmas time and an uplifting spring during the warmer months.
It’s hard to believe at times that there are still towns and villages existing like this.
What other reason do you need to go and visit, and enjoy stepping back in time?
The first time we visited Rothenburg ob der Tauber was during our Lakes & Lederhosen road trip in 2015. We toured around the Italian Lakes and then north through southern Germany.
The architecture is amazing, picture postcard streets and chocolate box scenes. The resident’s homes and shopfronts are kept immaculately.
There is no wonder that Rothenburg ob der Tauber has been used for various film sets. Of course, you must remember Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the child catcher!!!
Go with the flow
Take time to discover all around the Markt-Platz, including the Gothic and Renaissance Town Hall (Rathaus) and the old City Councilors Tavern.
Although the Rathaus is the prominent structure in this square. The other wonderful buildings that encircle it are equally amazing.
Which way next?
Personally, I would start by wandering south along Schmiedgasse to Plönlein and Siebers Tower. Probably the most iconic view in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, dating back to 1385, and not to be missed.
Continue south down to the 17th-century bastion and discover its inner courtyards.
Bavaria at its best
It’s free to stroll all around the battlements and you are treated to some stunning views over the Bavarian countryside.
The views across the rooftops bring alive your childhood Disney memories.
Don’t worry about deviating from your intended path, go with the flow.
If you have headed down to the western point of the town, you will be greeted by the old castle gate.
Unfortunately, the castle was destroyed in 1356 by an earthquake.
Strolling back towards Markt-Platz you are once again surrounded by half-timbered buildings and quaint little shops.
Our Christmas in the UK wouldn’t be the same without a marching toy soldier or the glittering tree topper.
This shop will melt the heart of any hardened Scrooge, go in & take a look around!!!!
Try the Schneeball
Yes, a schneeball a Franconian delicacy made of biscuit.
The soft biscuit is rolled out into strips, they are then delicately shaped into a ball and deep fried until golden brown. There are lots of different variety of flavours added to the schneeball, chocolate, nuts, sugar and some are also stuffed.