Rothenburg ob der Tauber: A Photo Adventure

by William Wellman / Oct 28, 2012 /

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a medieval walled village in Bavaria, Germany. Its' beautiful 17th century architecture and romantic atmosphere draws visitors from all over the world.

Rothenburg’s streets are lined with quaint rows of houses, many of which date back to the medieval period.


Rothenburg ob der Tauber



The Church of St. James towers over the town. It was built between 1311 and 1484. In German, it is referred to as the Church of St. Jakob.


The Church of St. James, Rothenburg ob der Tauber



My favorite food in Germany is a delicious piece of breaded pork called Schnitzel. It goes best with fries.





Rothenburg’s town square is the thriving heart of the city. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, it possesses some classic examples of German Architecture.


Town square, Rothenburg, Germany



These metal lanterns hang off the ‘Rathaus’, the German word for ‘Town Hall’.


Lanterns, Rathaus, Rothenburg, Germany



Rothenburg is a beautiful city. This is especially apparent from a vantage point on the walled city’s fortifications.





One of my favorite things to do in Rothenburg is to take a horse carriage through the town.


Horse carriage ride through Rothenburg, Germany



But it’s closely followed by purchasing Ice Cream from one of the many small shops that line the streets around the town square.


Ice cream shop, Rothenburg, Germany



This door is one of the entrances into the city, leading directly through the city’s wall. A staircase leads up on top of the battlements.


Walled entrance, Rothenburg, Germany



One of the coolest things about Rothenburg is that the medieval-age battlements are free to the public. They wind most of the way around the city’s perimeter.


Medieval battlements, Rothenburg, Germany



The names inscribed in the plaques that run the length of the city wall are the names of the people who have donated large sums of money to the city.


Medieval walls, Rothenburg, Germany



If you happen to be in Germany, I heartily recommend taking a day to walk through Rothenberg. There are many attractions inside, ranging from food, to museums, to simply enjoying the scenery. Get out there and keep traveling!





William Wellman is a member of the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program.


All photos courtesy and copyright William Wellman.