City Guide: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Located along the Tauber River in the Franconia region of Bavaria, Rothenburg is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe and one of the top sights along the area’s “Romantic Road.” Once a wealthy center of trade in the Middle Ages, Plague and war left the town poor and nearly empty, preserving its romantic medieval character.

CiyGuide_Rothenburg3What to do: Walk atop the medieval wall encircling the old town and climb the tower for picturesque views over the Tauber valley. Enjoy lunch in the richly decorated Baumeisterhaus (The Master Builder’s House) near the marketplace. Watch a lively show at the Rothenburg Puppet Theater. Scare yourselves silly on Rothenburg’s famous Night Watchman tour, where a robed watchman walks you through the city’s more gruesome past.

CiyGuide_Rothenburg2Where to stay: What better way to enjoy a romantic medieval getaway than staying in a thousand-year-old castle? Burg Hotel Colmberg, located a short drive from Rothenburg ob der Tauber, offers rooms from €79. Whether you choose a modern room or historic suite, you’ll enjoy remarkable views over the pastoral landscape and a scrumptious breakfast in the morning.

Rothenburg is one of 7 Sexy Cities featured in this issue of 2life Weddings Magazine.

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