Insider Guide to Fairytale Rothenburg, Germany (Things to Do & Advice)

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of the most charming German villages you could choose to visit. This is ‘romantic’ Germany at its best; the town appears to have been taken right out of a fairytale. 

It’s one of the best-preserved medieval-era towns in Germany, and it’s a spectacular place to explore. To inspire your Bavarian getaway, here’s our guide to visiting Rothenburg, Germany.

You can take high-speed trains from these major German cities to the towns of Ansbach or Wurzburg, from where you can switch to regional trains.

How to Get to Rothenburg, Germany

In summer, the weather is beautiful in Bavaria. The countryside is perfect for hiking, or you can just sit out with a few cold German beers in the sun.

Best Time to Visit

Places We’ve Stayed

Hotel Uhl is located right next to Das Plönlein, one of the most photographed buildings in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

You can find many beautiful medieval buildings surrounding the square; it’s a good place to start your exploration of the rest of the town.

Visit the Marktplatz

Things to do

Photograph the Plönlein

Getting a nice shot here can be a challenge, as crowds of people flock to this spot during the day.

They are huge and pack the calories, so we would suggest sharing one with your traveling companions.

Try a Schneeball

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