Sunday, August 23, 2015

Walking the Wall Around Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber 
(Rothenburg on the Tauber River)

Rothenburg is a medieval town surrounded by a wonderful, well preserved town wall. The wall is about 2 miles long and you could walk it in less than an hour if it wasn't for the fact you'll be stopping every few minutes to take a picture or peer into back yards. For me the wall walk was the highlight our visit to this town. Well that and the Night Watchman guided walk, the window shopping and the food (especially the dessert). All and all I'd have to put this town on my list of favorites on our trek around Germany and Austria!

Even though it's definitely a tourist town Rothenburg has managed to maintain a small town atmosphere. We took the advice of Rick Steves and stayed  inside the town wall. Once the sun started to set and the tour buses left we almost had the town to ourselves.

One of the many sets of stairs around the town that will take you
 up to the wall

Tall People Beware!

Walking the wall gives you a different perspective of the town.

And gives you the opportunity to peer into backyards...

There are lots of little nooks and crannies along the wall...

and a lot of stairs allowing you to get up and down the wall...

Going up and down the stairs would be a great work out everyday. 
It's free! No entrance fee.

This was a small look at the wall that surrounds Rothenburg. I'll be posting later about the other sights and the food we enjoyed while staying in the lovely medieval town. 

So lace up you sneakers and go explore the world around you!

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