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Photos of Rothenburg, Germany: Historic Medieval City with Defensive Walls

I live in Houston and have worked as a nurse. I have a lifelong passion for traveling, nature, and photography (preferably all together!).

Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg, Germany

I enjoyed visiting historic Rothenburg, Germany, years ago with my good friend who lives in that European country. It is along the Tauber River, and it is an old walled city.

I have stayed in touch with her since my single days of living in the Texas Medical Center nurses' dorm. We both shared experiences of working in the operating rooms of Methodist Hospital, and we have also shared many good times after she returned to her home country.

This continuing friendship is primarily because of her frequent visits to the United States to visit her family members. Face-to-face visits plus communicating by letters and infrequent telephone calls have kept this friendship alive and thriving.

Keep reading as I will be sharing photos and some of the information that I learned about Rothenburg on our trip together to that remarkable city.

Medieval City

Rothenburg goes back to the 10th century when a castle was first built on that location. By the 12th century, the erection of city walls took place. An earthquake in 1356 destroyed much of the city's fortifications, but people continued to rebuild. The impressive St. Jakob's Church was completed in 1510 and is a landmark feature of Rothenburg today.

Situated on a plateau at 1,275 feet above sea level with the River Tauber 180 feet below the city in a valley, Rothenburg became a defensive site. The city wall with towers, gates, and holes in the high walls gave good lines of vision to see and fight against any marauding armies. People there endured many wars, including The Thirty Years' War.

Fortunately, compared to so many other cities in Germany, the destruction of this attractive locale was spared during World War II by the orders of an American general. What was bombed was rebuilt in the old style, and because of its unique and historical nature, it lures worldwide visitors today.

My friend had visited Rothenburg previously and wished to share its captivating beauty as well as its antiquity with me on a one-day visit. After wandering the cobblestoned streets and enjoying what we got to do and see in one day, I would love to spend more time there someday and absorb more of its unique charm.

Master Builder's House

Did you notice the supporting figures on the front of the building on The Master Builder's House in the photo above? It was built in 1596 by Leonhard Weidner in a Renaissance style and is considered the finest private residence in Rothenburg. The figures of men and women represent the seven vices and virtues.

Inside of the Master Builder's House (Baumeisterhaus, in the German language) is a beautiful private courtyard, and today it serves as a restaurant. Not only did we take a look at it, but my friend and I decided to have a meal there and enjoy viewing the interior architecture and decor a while longer while dining and taking a break from our walking around the city.

Herterichs Well with St. George's figure in Rothenburg

Herterichs Well with St. George's figure in Rothenburg

The Herterichs Well

Located in the marketplace (Marktplatz) is this well that supplied the city's water needs back in 1446. Sometimes called St. George's well, Herterichs well was lavishly decorated by Rothenburg's mason Christoph Körner in 1608, and at its top is a statue of St. George.

This site has seen much action besides the drawing of water for the resident's needs. According to some literature that I picked up, it also was the site of gallows in the Middle Ages and a pillory. It is there that people would have had their heads and hands inserted into a wooden platform and remained there exposed to public scorn as punishment for supposed grievances or crimes.

It also was the site where shepherds danced to ward off the plague, which was a frightening occurrence that killed many people in earlier times. Now a traditional shepherds dance is performed several times a year in Rothenburg, paying respect to those past legends.

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St. Jacob's Church

The high Gothic style of St. Jacob's Church (Jakobskirche, in German) dominates the skyline of Rothenburg. It was built in the 14th and 15th centuries and consecrated in the year 1448. The citizens of Rothenburg were the ones who raised the funding for this massive church which took well over one hundred years to build and lots of human power and expertise to construct.

The exterior is stunning with the lofty towers, steeples, pointed arches, and windows that rise towards the heavens in honor of God. But it is the interior of this church that is a "must-see" for any visitor to Rothenburg!

One could spend much time in this church marveling at all of the spectacular embellishments which contain, among other things, valuable stained glass windows. Some of them rise 46 feet in height above the main altar.

The Altar of the Twelve Apostles with carved figures and paintings is a gorgeous shrine in the nave (head) of the church flanked by seating for the choir on each sidewall. The choir stalls, which bear coats of arms of noblemen living in Rothenburg, and who have supported this church throughout the centuries, are interesting to view.

A massive 5,550 pipe organ must be something to hear! Unfortunately, it was not in use while we were visiting.

St. Jacob's Church (Jacobskirche)

St. Jacob's Church (Jacobskirche)

The Holy Blood Altar

There are other carvings of note and great beauty, but the stunning masterpiece of this church and one in which people come in droves to see is The Holy Blood Altar located upstairs in the west choir area.

Why the name? There is supposedly a relic holding three drops of Christ's blood placed in rock crystal and inserted into a gold-plated cross.

The fantastic artistry of the noted woodcarver and artist Tilman Riemenschneider is the attraction that is worth the small amount of money charged to see it. Carved out of lime wood, it must have taken a considerable amount of dedicated time and effort to hand carve and assemble this gigantic altarpiece that is three-dimensional and that one can walk around and admire from all sides.

The Last Supper portrayal, along with scenes of Christ entering Jerusalem, and his night spent in the Garden of Gethsemane, is there, among other things.

For those who wish to see this magnificent piece of artistry, take a look at the video inserted here. Any woodcarvers or lovers of wood carving artistry will be amazed!

Tilman Riemenschneider and his famous carved altar inside of St. Jakobs Kirche (church) in Rothenburg

Medieval Towers and Gates

Pictured below is a photo of one side of the 13th century Sieber's Tower (Siebersturm). It was the defense on the southern side of the city. As it grew, there were more defenses added further out. Rothenburg now has a series of gates and defensive towers, plus its wall encompassing much of the city.

Sieber's Tower

Sieber's Tower

Cobblestoned Streets

Notice how narrow the old cobblestoned streets between the buildings are? They were built long before the invention of gasoline-powered automobiles. The majority of people park outside of the city and walk to get around. The few cars that navigate the streets do so carefully amidst all of the many pedestrians.

A few tourists choose to get around by horse-drawn carriages or with bicycles. My friend and I chose to do our sightseeing by walking and having good sturdy shoes on our feet to facilitate that process.

Rathaus

Rathaus is the name in German for Town Hall. Architecturally, this impressive Rathaus has three different styles that being Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque arcade.

Due to several fires over the years (one in 1240 and another in 1501), rebuilding has happened several times. The Renaissance and Baroque styles have been additions to the original Gothic part of the building, which blends into a harmonious style seen and appreciated today.

The Town Hall (Rathaus) in Rothenburg

The Town Hall (Rathaus) in Rothenburg

City Walls

Residents and visitors alike can get some daily exercise by hiking around the city's defensive walls. With steps going up and down in some places, it can be an aerobic workout.

People living there probably get used to the spectacular scenery. Others, like me, stopped and spent time gazing at the eye-catching wondrous sites around each twist and turn in the wall. Numerous portals allow one to look out at the surrounding countryside. The beautiful red roofs of the city are also a thing of beauty.

City Councillors' Tavern

This pretty building (in German, called 'Ratsherrntrinkstube') draws crowds of people six times every day when at specified times figures appear in the two windows and recreate a drinking feat which supposedly saved the city of Rothenburg from destruction back in 1631.

The story is told that during the Thirty Years' War, General Tilly conquered the town. Ordinarily, it would have been plundered and destroyed, as was the custom back in those times. However, so the tale goes, if someone could consume a large tankard of wine in one gulp, the city would be spared. A former mayor of the town stepped up to the challenge and saved the day!

My friend and I stood among the crowds and watched this show which happens at the top of each hour from 11 AM to 2 PM and again at 9 and 10 PM. Tilly is in the window on the left with Nusch (the former mayor) in the window on the right.

For people needing to know what time it is, there are three clocks on the gable of the City Councillors' Tavern. A sundial is at the top with an eagle just below it. Next comes a calendar clock. The city's official timekeeper clock was built in 1683.

Rothenburg on the Tauber

After exploring Rothenburg for many hours, we had to return to my friend's home in Herrenberg because we were to embark on a trip to Switzerland the next day. There is so much more to see and do in this beautiful German city dating back to the middle ages. One could easily spend many days there as I wish we could have done after spending only a few hours there.

In addition to the fascinating architecture, there are multiple other churches and sites of interest to see plus institutions such as the doll and toy museum and the medieval crime museum which could while away many hours.

There are numerous choices of lodgings and eateries. Perhaps with luck, my wish will come true, and I will return someday to see more of this walled ancient city of Rothenburg on the Tauber. Thanks to my friend, I got to see this much and will always cherish the memories.

Panorama Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Panorama Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg, Germany

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Peggy Woods

Comments are welcomed!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 24, 2015:

Hi Keti,

So glad you had fun in Rothenburg, Germany. Sorry for the late response. This ended up in the spam folder for some reason. Hope you had as much fun as we did! :)

Keti on August 26, 2013:

I just went there on May! Lovely town. I had beautiful time there and wish I could spend more time in Germany. Your phtoos are lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a great time with your trip :-)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 07, 2013:

Hi Suzanne,

Rothenburg is certainly one unique, beautiful and historic city. Glad that you liked viewing these photos and reading about it. Appreciate your visit and share.

justmesuzanne from Texas on July 04, 2013:

Such an interesting and picturesque city! There are so many place I'd love to go, but I just hate travelling! LOL! I need to start watching travel documentaries! :D Voted up, interesting and shared! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 11, 2013:

Hi moonlake,

At a certain age long distance air flights are not as much fun and harder to recover from than when a person is younger. We have several friends who say that they will never again leave the country for those reasons. Others wish to see more of our country first. I am just glad that I got to see the fabulous city of Rothenburg, Germany especially with my German friend as guide and interpreter. It was wonderful! Thanks for the pin.

moonlake from America on May 10, 2013:

I should have said my husband has no interest in going out of the US in my last comment. I came back to add this hub to my travel pin on Pinterest.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 15, 2013:

Hi Rajan,

Rothenburg, Germany would certainly be a place that you would love visiting since you like cobble-stoned streets and medieval architecture. I found it to be fascinating. Wish we could have spent more time there! Thanks for your votes, the 5 star rating and your share. Hope you get to visit it in person someday.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 14, 2013:

I have always been in love with old time places and this tour is one I enjoyed the most. Lovely pictures and I especially love the cobble stoned streets and the medieval look. I'd love to visit Rothenburg. It's beautiful.

Voted up, beautiful,interesting. Shared and rated 5 stars.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 14, 2013:

Hi lindalou1963,

So glad to know that you enjoy reading about Rothenburg, Germany and viewing the photos that I took while visiting there with my friend. Since you like history, I can understand why you would really like this place! Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2013:

Hi moonlake,

I am so fortunate to have been able to see the parts of Germany that I did with a friend and native that lives there. Whatever your husband's reasons are for not wanting to leave the U.S., there are plenty of places to visit right here. It would take a lifetime to see everything right in our own country as you know. Appreciate your comment on this hub about Rothenburg and also the 5 star rating, votes and share.

Linda from Texas on March 10, 2013:

I love this hub! Your photos are awesome. I'm a real history buff and love reading anything historical like this. Thank you for sharing!!

moonlake from America on March 10, 2013:

The photos are just beautiful. I love Germany and wish I could visit again. My husband has no interesting in leaving the US. I would never get him to go there. 5 stars voted up and shared.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 26, 2012:

Hi Jasmine,

Whether or not the Grimm brothers walked the streets of Rothenburg, Germany...the historic and beautiful site could certainly have provided substance for their fairy tales. It is an amazing feeling visiting that old Medieval city. Glad that you liked the photos.

Jasmine on September 26, 2012:

The brothers Grimm must have walked around Rothenburg, too when they collected folk tales and legends which were later to become worldwide known fairy tales. Wonderful photos!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 25, 2012:

Hi Michelle,

How wonderful that you and your friend have reconnected after all of the intervening years of not being in touch. I never imagined that writing a hub about Rothenburg, Germany would have such an effect. Nice! Thanks for the update! Brings a smile to my face this morning.

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on March 25, 2012:

Peggy, just had to come back to tell you that my penfriend finally emailed me back. So thank you again for this hub which reminded me to get in touch again. Well we had started writing since 1986 so this is really great! Love and blessings :)

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on March 25, 2012:

Peggy, I just had to come back to this page to tell you that her email is still the same and she finally had the time to write me back. Digging up her letters I see we started writing since 1986, imagine that. It was slow mail then. And now it's 2011 and we are still connecting! It feels so good, truly a happiness booster for me! Yay, thanks again Peggy for this hub which reminded me to email her...amidst the demands of our schedule. Lots of thankful hugs sent your way! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 09, 2012:

Hi Yolanda,

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother Humberto. All of my family is now gone. I am sure that his kids really appreciated the fact that you had kept his postcards sent to you from Germany (and probably elsewhere?) and could let them know more about their father from those days. So glad that you liked this hub about Rothenburg. I have another one about Herrenberg, Germany that I will be publishing in the next few days. What were the postmarks on those postcards? Nice that you kept them! You are obviously sentimental as I would have suspected.

Yolanda Redington on March 09, 2012:

Peggy thanks so much for sharing my brother am sure visitted most of Germany while in the air Force he married his sweetheart there 50 years ago. Humberto passed away last june. I had so many of his postcards then I shared them with his 3 children, they were greatful as I am to you for sharing such beautiful sights, you are amazing Gracias

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 07, 2012:

Hello KoffeeKlatch Gals,

Hope you get to see Rothenburg as well as other area in Germany someday. Thanks for your comment.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on March 07, 2012:

Peggy, what stunning pictures and your written 'tour' wasw wonderful. I am always though I would enjoy visiting Germany, but now I am positive I want to go there. Especially Rothenbuerg, Germany.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 06, 2012:

Hello NessaMetharam,

So happy to hear that you enjoyed this hub about the Medieval city of Rothenburg, Germany. There are so many wonderful places in the world to visit! This would be a good one for your "bucket list." Thanks for your comment.

NessaMetharam from Manila, Philippines on March 06, 2012:

It is my dream to travel and visit places like this. Thank you so much for sharing this. Now I have to add this to my bucket list.

Great photos and lovely hub!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 05, 2012:

Hi rmcrayne,

That is an interesting bit of trivia concerning the horse and carriage rides in Rothenburg. No wonder the streets are so clean! Ha! You were lucky to have been able to stay overnight and see more of that historic walled city. Thanks for your comment.

rmcrayne from San Antonio Texas on March 05, 2012:

Peggy, I too have been fortunate to visit Rothenburg (and other German walled cities). We even stayed overnight inside the walls. I’ll have to tell you what you missed not taking the horse carriage ride. As we were plodding along, my (now former) spouse was translating the information from the carriage driver. All of a sudden, the driver abruptly stopped talking, and fast as lightening grabbed a bucket just as the horse was about to poop, and caught the poop! We were all stunned. Turns out the carriage drivers have to pay a fine every time the poop hits the road.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 05, 2012:

Hi randslam,

Ah...nice that you have also walked those historic streets in Rothenburg. Did you also walk parts of the wall? As you say, it is truly a unique city. Thanks for your comment.

Rand Zacharias from Vernon, British Columbia on March 05, 2012:

Nice job, Peggy. Voted way up and interesting as I've had the opportunity to spend a day in the city, too...way back in 1986.

Thanks for a great nostalgic visit to a very unique city.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 05, 2012:

Hi Om,

It was a hard decision deciding upon just one city, but Rothenburg at least answers that question adequately. There are other similar questions worded a bit differently that will showcase other places. Our world holds so many interesting sites...man-made ones and natural. Thanks for your comment and votes.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 05, 2012:

Hi Rod Marsden,

Yes...seeing is believing. I was amazed at seeing the old Medieval walled city of Rothenburg. I was so glad that my friend wanted to show it to me. She had asked where I wished to go and what I wanted to see before I went to Germany and I left it all up to her. Since it would all be new to me, I told her to plan on seeing things that she would also enjoy seeing. It worked out great for both of us. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 05, 2012:

Hi Dolores,

I agree with you. Knowing that some of these buildings have had people residing in them for centuries is amazing! In the U.S. we so often tear down older buildings and put up new rather than admiring them for what they were and relishing the past. Sadly, we often do the same with our elderly...shipping them off to nursing homes rather than caring for them in our homes. Not everyone does this, and sometimes it is out of our hands...but just stating this in general. Thanks for your comment. Glad that you enjoyed reading about Rothenburg, Germany.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 05, 2012:

Hi Lesley,

Nice to know that you have also walked those same cobblestoned streets in the historic city of Rothenburg. As you said...it is almost like something out of a fairytale. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 05, 2012:

Hi Eddy,

You must have quite an armchair traveling assortment of hubs amassed by now! Glad to hear that Rothenburg, Germany made the list. Thanks for your comment.

Om Paramapoonya on March 05, 2012:

Wow, it looks like a wonderful city indeed. I love the old charming architecture. It's not surprising at all to hear you say this is the best city you have ever visited. Rated up, beautiful, interesting and awesome!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 05, 2012:

Hi Alastar,

I am sure that General's name could be tracked down and apparently the rarity of such a site was a determining factor as to sparing the city.

Yes...the German's do love their dogs. I saw them in restaurants and even in department stores. Saw cats in restaurants also! Through my friend's interpretation, one lady was actually shocked that we in America can't take our dogs into restaurants.

Nice to know that you enjoyed this hub about the walled city of Rothenburg. Thanks for your comment.

Rod Marsden from Wollongong, NSW, Australia on March 05, 2012:

It is hard to believe such medieval beauty still exists in the modern world. I guess seeing is believing but going there and seeing would really be something.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on March 05, 2012:

Hi Peggy - as an American who has never been to Europe, I find the age of these buildings, as well as their beauty is just amazing. I can't imagine seeing such antiquity. Your pictures are breath taking! Voted up and awesome.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on March 05, 2012:

Hi Peggy, as soon as I saw the title, I couldn't wait to read your article, I visited Rothenburg about 20 years ago.

I loved the cobbled streets and the buildings were like something out of a fairy tale, a beautiful place!

Thank you for this wonderful hub, and voted up.

Lesley

Eiddwen from Wales on March 05, 2012:

So beautiful;so well informed and lie all your hubs a gem to visit and bookmark into my Armchair Travelling slot.

Take care Peggy and enjoy your day.

Eddy.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 04, 2012:

Hi Cheryl,

I did a very limited edition linocut of that door knocker and hand colored each one. Thanks for your comment on this Rothenburg, Germany hub. It is quite a place to see in person!

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on March 04, 2012:

Peggy when I saw the pic with the dog I said yep. The Deutschlanders' sure love their doggies. They're welcome in the stores and just about everywhere else lol. I wonder who that American General was and why he had the Air Forces go easy on Rothenburg? It's a beautiful old city and of course we're glad they did. Peggy thanks for another great trip, you've done your usual superb job presenting it here. It's really no surprise it's your best visit-pick.

Cheryl J. from Houston, TX on March 04, 2012:

WOW. Another beautiful scenic place. I love the architecture and the cobblestone streets. I have seen your beautiful linocut print of the door knocker. Great information of this historical Medieval City. Love the photos and videos.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 04, 2012:

Hi Michele,

Good luck in reconnecting with your friend. Hope you are successful! Artuswall appears to be a part of Berlin which is further north from the area that I got to see in Germany. Your nice comments made my day! :))

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 04, 2012:

Hi Don,

From what I saw of Germany, it is kept very clean. Thanks for sharing this hub about the interesting historic town of Rothenburg with your followers. Appreciate it!

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on March 04, 2012:

Peggy, she lives in Artuswall. Do you know this area? You know we started writing since 1986? We were still students then. I still have a box of her letters and opening it made me really nostalgic. She also invited me over to Germany if I could attend her wedding. I was not able to with money thing and all. :) Gosh, I know the kids and family life have kept her busy now but you just made me desire to reconnect with her. On my way to find her... hugs Peggy. You are my angel for the day.

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on March 04, 2012:

Very nic3 pictures of those old world building.When I was working at Rock Island I heard a lot about German culture as many of our workers were assigned to projects there and there were many veterans who had been stationed there. What seems embedded in German culture is keeping things clean. I understand that sweeping sidewalks is obligatory, as is fixing your car if it has been dented in an accident.From your pictures I would say what I heard is right. Voted up, interesting, beautiful and awesome. sharing with followers.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 04, 2012:

Hi Candie,

I've missed seeing you commenting on my hubs. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Rothenburg is truly a unique city! Glad that you liked seeing it here and thanks for your comment.

Candie V from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure! on March 04, 2012:

Peggy! You've done it again! Made me want to travel and explore! Rothenburg is someplace out of a storybook! The photo of the red-roofed buildings reminded me of the city Chocolate was filmed it! So fantastic!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 04, 2012:

Hi Michele,

Too bad that you lost touch with your penpal in Germany. In what part of Germany did she live? The parts of southwestern Germany that I got to see are absolutely gorgeous. Will be sharing more in future hubs. Glad that you enjoyed this hub about Rothenburg and thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 04, 2012:

Hi alocsin,

Rothenburg is definitely a beautiful and interesting city to visit in Germany. Hope you get to see it for yourself someday. Thanks for your comment and votes.

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on March 03, 2012:

I always enjoy reading your hub and seeing the photos! It makes everything come alive! Peggy, I used to have a penfriend who lived in Germany but when she got married and had kids, she became quite busy that we have lost touch. I haven't met her in person but reading this hub brought those memories alive. Thanks for this interesting hub!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 03, 2012:

Hello larcaustin46,

How fortunate you were to be able to tour this city of Rothenburg with your high school choir. That must have been a memorable experience for you. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 03, 2012:

Hi Alicia,

So glad to hear that you enjoyed this hub about Rothenburg in Germany. We loved what we got to see of Spain, and I know that there is so much more to see of that fabulous country. Happy to be able to share this with you and thanks for your comment.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on March 03, 2012:

I've never been to Germany but this looks like a lovely, old-fashioned city to put on any trip there. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

larcaustin46 from Austin, TX on March 03, 2012:

I have great memories of my time in Rothenburg as a high school student on tour with our school choir--definitely one of my favorite stops. I still have many of the numerous ornaments I bought as mementos at the famous Christmas stores--wonder when I can go back? Thanks so much for a lovely hub!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 03, 2012:

This is a wonderful hub, Peggy! I always want to start exploring the world when I read your travel hubs. Rothenburg looks like a very picturesque place. I spent a few hours in Germany on my way back from Spain (which was a very enjoyable trip), but I've always wished that I'd been able to explore Germany as well. Thank you for the photos and the videos as well as the information. The whole article is very interesting and enjoyable.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 03, 2012:

Hi Gene,

Rothenburg, Germany is particularly interesting since so many of the buildings and surrounding city wall are original. I would have liked to have been able to spend more time there and been able to have walked the entire wall, for instance. Thanks for your quick response!

Gene Jasper on March 03, 2012:

Looks Lovely and interesting.

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