Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Munich
One of Germany's most popular attractions is the Romantic Strasse, a long historical road that connects the town of Fussen in the south of Bavaria, to Wurzburg, 300 km up in the north, crossing the magnificent cities that maintained all the typical medieval traits first of all Augsburg, Nordlingen and Dinkelsbühl, to the most famous Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the most precious jewels across Europe (distance from Munich of Bavaria about 220 km).
The town, constantly visited by tourists from all over the world, particularly the Japanese, holds a very special atmosphere, thanks to the reconstruction of almost half of its historic center because the Second World War's bombing had damaged part of its artistic heritage.
Walking through its streets means walking back into another era, that of the Middle Ages.
The city is completely surrounded by walls, about two walkable kilometers.
Once you enter one of the impressive entrance gates with its typical towers, you enter into a world of its own.
Narrow streets, old churches, massive towers, charming houses; but what is perhaps most striking is the lack of anything we are used to seeing in any other city: cars, traffic lights, paved roads, advertising signs, illuminated signs.
Maybe a little bit contrived, sometimes little authentic, but certainly rare and impressive.
The town is relatively small and can easily be visited in a day.
Do not miss:
- The Main Market Square with the Town Hall and its clock tower, certainly impressive;
- A walk along the top of its walls, through the numerous towers to admire some lovely views;
- Its Gothic churches, particularly the Church of St. James, patron, that miraculously appears from one of the alleys;
- Burgtor, the oldest city tower with its garden, where you can admire a beautiful and relaxing view of the green valley of the Tauber;
- Walk on Herrngasse, the most famous street to admire the extravagant homes and enter one of the most bizarre shops in the world;
- In the Kathe Wolfbart Christmas is celebrated all year round, even in August. Here in fact they sell Christmas decorations (prices for Japanese ...) and there is a typical christmas atmosphere with white snow that covers a Bavarian village.
- Find an alley that isn't crowded by tourists and breathe an unforgettable atmosphere.
- The tipical music event of the clock of Ratstrinkstube, with the carillon that represents the "masterful drink". It is an ancient legend that in 1600 the city was spared from robbery due to its mayor, who won a bet: he could drink up 3 litres of wine.
- The evening tour of the city with the patrol who, dressed in period costumes and followed by tourists, remembers this activity of the past by narrating the history of the town.