Things to do in Rothenburg

The Best Things To Do in Rothenburg

Most of the visitors here are daytime visitors; while a mere few opt on staying over for a day or two. In fact, if you actually want to avoid the day-time crowd, you should choose staying over. A favorite of many, is to simply take a walk and admire the views, the town is small and easy to stroll on your own. The Tourist Information office (Marktplatz 2) organizes private and group walks around the town. The famous, almost daily Night Watchman’s Tour too is an interesting one, wherein the watchman jokes like a medieval Jerry Seinfeld as he stokes his lamp and takes tourists on his rounds, all the while telling slice-of-gritty-life tales. Climbing the Town Hall tower gives the best view of the town and surrounding countryside.

Encompassing a large number of museums, churches and galleries - Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum, St. Jakob’s Church, German Christmas Museum, Reichsstadtmuseum, Lutheran parish church, Rathausturm, St-Peter-und-Pauls-Kirche  take you back in time to relive the medieval times. Then there is the Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus, where numerous artisans - including coopers, weavers, cobblers and potters – have their workshops, so you could test your creativity here!

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    40 Tourist Attractions in Rothenburg

    Must see places in Rothenburg ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Rothenburg and point of interests to visit.

  • Town Walls

    #1 of 40 Things To Do in Rothenburg
    Town Walls

    Tags: Outdoors

    Address: Rothenburg, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Enjoy a close encounter with Rothenburg’s history. The town walls were built to protect Rothenburg from its enemies and thus, are of vital importance. In spite of being very old, the walls are p...Read more

  • Rothenburg Town Hall

    #2 of 40 Things To Do in Rothenburg
    Rothenburg Town Hall

    Tags: Landmark, View Point

    Address: Rathaus, Marktplatz

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Rathaus or the Town Hall is a beautiful German town hall right at the main square in the walled section of Rothenburg. The Clock Tower set atop of the gothic part of the Town Hall, giving a fabulous p...Read more

  • Plonlein

    #3 of 40 Things To Do in Rothenburg

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Tourist Center, Streets

    Address: Untere Schmiedgasse 30, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany


    The city postcard, a must-see and the most photographed attraction of the town, is the triangular intersection of two streets in Rothenburg, with the famous house. This indeed is the most mesmerizing ...Read more

  • St. James's Church

    #4 of 40 Things To Do in Rothenburg
    St. James's Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: Klostergasse 15, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Dominating the skyline of Rothenburg, St. Jacob's Church is the most important church in Rothenburg. The narrow lancet windows and tall pinnacles of the Church appear as if they are reaching towards t...Read more

  • Medieval Crime And Justice Museum

    #5 of 40 Things To Do in Rothenburg
    Medieval Crime And Justice Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Burggasse 3-5, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This one is gruesomely fascinating museum having the best display of criminal punishment devices probably in all of Europe. Displays include an array chastity belts, masks of disgrace for gossips, a c...Read more

  • Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum

    #6 of 40 Things To Do in Rothenburg
    Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum

    Address: Herrngasse 1, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    One can find here not only unusual and rare Christmas decorations from the 19th and the early 20th centuries but also “favorites” on the Christmas Tree, decorations which may have been in ...Read more

  • Schmiedgasse

    #7 of 40 Things To Do in Rothenburg

    Tags: Street Market, Streets

    Address: Schmiedgasse, 91635 Windelsbach, Germany


    The Schmiedgasse or the Smithy Lane is one of the major streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. It starts at the eastern corner of the Marktplatz or Market Place and goes south to the Plönlein, Litt...Read more

  • Gerlachschmiede

    #8 of 40 Things To Do in Rothenburg

    Tags: Architecture

    Address: Roderschut,Rothenburg ob der Tauber


    Gerlachschmiede, is one of the most beautiful half-timbered houses in Rothenburg, located between Röder- and Galgentor. It is an unusually shaped Renaissance era buildings. The forge is closed, s...Read more

  • Siebers Tower

    #9 of 40 Things To Do in Rothenburg
    Siebers Tower

    Tags: Tower

    Address: Untere Schmiedgasse 30, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany


    Siebers Tower (circa 1385) functioned as an entrance to Rothenburg for nearly 150 years, until the building of the Spital Bastion came into in the sixteenth century. Walking in through the archway, th...Read more

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  • The Night Watchman Tour

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  • Gerlachschmiede

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  • Burgtor

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Feuerleinserker

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  • Galgentor

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Obernzenner See

  • Wolf Gerhard und Elfriede

    Kirchstraße 14

  • Josef Kleinhenz

    Landwehrstraße 45

  • Beifuß Waldemar Schweißerei

    Reubacher Hauptstraße 43

  • Firma Herr Heinz Zanzinger

    Herbertshausener Straße 1

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  • Deutsches Weihnachtsmuseum

    Herrngasse 1

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  • Puppen- und Spielzeugmuseum

    Hofbronnengasse 13

  • Kriminalmuseum

    Burggasse 3

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  • Alt-Rothenburger Handwerkerhaus

    Nuschweg 13

  • Reichsstadtmuseum

    Klosterhof 5

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  • Fingerhutmuseum

    Kohlesmühle 6

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  • SFP Sport + Freizeit-Park GmbH + Co

    Bahnweg 62

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  • Guckloch

    Klingengasse 38

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  • Kantine 26 Lounge

    Worthingtonstraße 26

  • Down Under Musicbar

    Schönebürgstraße 45

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    Hornau 37

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    Schmalenbach 8

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  • Backstage

    Promenade 29

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  • Roland Grüber

    Ansbacher Straße 69

    Casinos and Gaming
  • G.u.S. Handels GmbH Black Diamond Casino

    Goethestraße 14

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Bayerische Spielbank Feuchtwangen

    Am Casino 1

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino Dali

    Raiffeisenstraße 5A

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    Maximilianstraße 10

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  • Casino Flamingo Gaming GmbH

    Würzburger Landstraße 24 a

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  • Angelkurse Heiko Beierle

    Fliederweg 6

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  • Amtsgericht Crailsheim

    Schillerstraße 1

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  • Gerd Frank Garten- und Landschaftsbau GmbH & Co

    Laudenbacher Straße 10

  • Gärten- und Geomantie

    Laudenbacher Straße 10

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  • Dive Saloon Ansbach

    Büttenstraße 34

    Scuba Diving
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