Possibly the most romantic place in Germany.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber regularly tops Germans' lists of the most romantic places in their country, and one look at the picture postcard perfect old town will win your heart too. The half-timbered houses and cobbled streets will make you think you're in a fairy tale. Rothenburg is one of the classic stops on the nearly 300 mile Romantic Road that runs from the River Main to the Alps and the most quintessential of small German towns you could wish for.
Our favorite thing to do in Rothenburg is to sit outside at a cafe in the pedestrianized old town and tuck into a "Schneeball", a shortcrust pastry confection that is especially popular in the town. Go traditional with a sugar-dusted snowball or opt for one of the chocolate-covered ones.
Where to stay in Rothenburg
All of the accommodations we've selected are tucked within Rothenburg's city walls, so you can be sure of being within a few minutes walk of the main sights whichever you choose. From a 3-star hotel featuring a monastery garden to a 4-star in one of the town's oldest buildings, we've chosen places with a style, location, and ambience to suit everyone. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
A 3-star hotel offering modern comforts in this historical city.
Boutique 4-star hotel
An elegant boutique hotel in one of the city's oldest buildings.
Things to do in Rothenburg
While in Rothenburg, you could just wander around admiring the buildings but you'd miss the stories that make the city special. We've tried and tested some tours that will help you understand the stories behind Rothenburg's sometimes eclectic decor, as well as an optional driving component to help you explore the neighboring countryside.
Night Watchman Private Tour
Rothenburg Private Walking Tour