8Rothenburg ob der Tauber: A Medieval Fairy Tale

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is perhaps the most famous of Bavaria’s picturesque towns, often described as a medieval fairy tale brought to life.

Located on the Romantic Road, this well-preserved town is surrounded by a fortified wall and filled with half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets, and charming squares. The Plönlein, with its iconic narrow street flanked by two half-timbered houses, is a must-see. Visitors can climb the Town Hall Tower for panoramic views, explore the Medieval Crime Museum, and enjoy a stroll along the town walls. Rothenburg’s enchanting atmosphere and historical architecture make it a true gem of Bavaria.