Guided Sightseeing Tours

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

...a medieval jewel on the romantic road

With over 1,000 years of living history this ancient town will captivate your heart !

Museum Rothenburg

Rothenburg ob der Tauber has been preserved and protected since the Middle Ages. The town, completely enclosed by massive walls, remains as it was since medieval times. As you walk on the walls you will see over 40 gate and defense towers. Stroll through the cobble paved streets which are lined with half-timbered houses tilting up towards their crooked roof tops.

Museum Rothenburg

Rothenburg has 4 museums of which the most notorious is the Medieval Criminal Museum. If you choose to go inside you will find 1,000 years of legal history, incredible instruments of torture, prisons, and dark dungeons.

The most famous of the town’s 8 churches is St. Jacob’s, renowned for the Holy Blood Altar created by the famous wood carver Tilman Riemenschneider, in 1505.

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During the horrific 30 Years War the Roman Catholic General Tilly laid siege to this protestant city, capturing it in 1631. The town was saved from plunder and pillage by the ‘Master Draught’. We will tell you the story….

This wonderful medieval town attracts visitors from all over the world. Come and experience a day in the Middle-Ages!

  • Our senior guide, a former History Examiner, will tell you the history of Rothenburg along with countless amusing anecdotes.
  • Walk on the medieval city battlements and enjoy the spectacular views of the ancient city.
  • Visit Käthe Wohlfart’s world famous Christmas shop filled with trinkets, religious wood carvings, nutcrackers, music boxes and Hummel figures.
  • See Anneliese Friese’s famous specialist cuckoo clock shop with bargain prices.
  • After the city tour enjoy 2 – 3 hours free time to explore the city, sample the local fare, or visit the medieval torture chambers.
Tour Times:

01. May – 23. Dec
Private groups, available upon request

Duration:

approx. 10.5 hours

Price:

Adults €44
Students €42
Children (6 – 13yrs) €25

Meeting Point:

Inside the Central Railway Station / Hauptbahnhof, at the Bahnhofsplatz entrance (next to the flower shop & Le Crobag Café).

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private groups only (min. 10 people)