RothenbergJune 21, 2016 in Germany
Rothenberg is a charming walled medieval town like no other. A walk through town is an unforgettable encounter of bygone centuries. The imposing building's like the Town Hall, towers, massive fortifications, churches and patrician houses are a sight to be seen.
An imperial castle dating back to 1142 represents the beginning of the town. Elevated to a Free Imperial City in 1274, Rothenburg became one of the most important cities during the Middle Ages. In 1631, during the Thirty Years War, Rothenburg was taken by imperial troops. Ex-Mayor Nusch saved the town by drinking nearly 13 cups of wine in a single gulp.
Losing its importance in the following centuries, Rothenburg’s medieval centre remained untouched. In the Romantic era, the town was discovered by painters and poets and became a symbol of the Middle Ages in Germany.
The year-round Christmas store is a Christmas Winter Wonderland with more than 30,000 traditional German Christmas decorations .
Rothenberg situated in Western Franconia is one of the most visited towns in Europe due to its richness of old medieval buildings and museums.Read more