Altstadt, Rothenburg

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Experience the enchantment of medieval Germany in Rothenburg's Altstadt. Comprising part of the famous Romantic Road, the neighborhood is considered one of the country's most well-preserved medieval quarters. Its 13th-century architecture is enclosed by the old city wall. Tour the antique storefronts and medieval houses that line the cobblestone streets. Then climb the 61 m (200 ft) tall Roedertor tower to admire the city's signature red-roof skyline. Don't leave before trying the traditional Schneeballen, or sugar-covered fried dough. To visit Altstadt and other attractions in Rothenburg, use our Rothenburg trip builder app .
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  • We were in awe at this beautiful town. While we were there they were having a Renissance Fair showing how things were done in olden times. The costumes, the displays, the music, the food and of course...  more »
  • I recommend very interesting to walk on the wall of the medieval city around. The atmosphere is unforgettable. And yes, the inscriptions, the names on the walls of the houses are impressive.
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