Top Historical Places in Rothenburg

Are you looking to explore the history of Rothenburg through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Rothenburg including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Rothenburg. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Rothenburg ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Rothenburg, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Rothenburg for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Rothenburg with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Rothenburg Historical Vaults

    Historical Site

    The Historical Vaults of the Town Hall bring back the era of the Thirty Years War. You´ll see a total of 14 impressive vaults objects (weapons, helmets etc.) and scenes from the Thirty Years´ War (1618-1648). Here you will also see torture and execution instruments and prison cells which illustrate the dark side of medieval times. It is situated underneath the Town Hall. There are e...Read more
  2. Zum Spitaltor

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    Zum Spitaltor

    Museum, Historical Site

    The Spital Bastion, built around 1586 is located at the end of the Spitalgasse, in southern Rothenburg’s. It has two inner courtyards and an adjacent moat. A part of the Spital Bastion houses the Criminal Museum, located on the Burggasse, in the oldest part of the city. There is a dunking stool on the side of the building that was used to punish bakers whose bread was too light. (Dishones...Read more
  3. Toppler Castle


    Built in 1388 partly, the Toppler Castle was partly a residence and partly a defense tower. It was the home of Rothenburg’s legendary mayor, Heinrich Toppler. Fully intact even today, the building is furnished with items from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Located in the Tauber Valley, the castle can be accessed via the Double Bridge or Barbarossa Bridge, by just about a 30 minutes&rsquo...Read more
  4. Castle Garden

    Garden, Castle

    The enchanting garden of the Rothenburg Castle offers a magnificent view of the southern part of the town, the Tuber Valley, Double Bridge and the Kobolzeller Church. The garden boasts of the geometrically designed flower beds depicting the 18th and 19th-century style. Eight sandstone figures are set up that represent the four seasons and four elements. The castle garden also has a memorial ded...Read more
  5. Burgtor

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    Garden, Historical Site

    The Burgtor (Castle Gate) was built after the Castle at Rothenburg was destroyed in an earthquake in 1356. There two round buildings at the entrance, which were built before 1600. One was the former guard house and the other was the customs house where travelers entering the town from the Tauber valley had to pay a toll. The Rothenburg Castle was built around 1142 in the Burg garden. One of the...Read more