The best preserved medieval town in Germany, Rothenburg ob der Tauber fits the word romantic perfectly. Walk the wall that encircles Rothenburg to get various perspectives of architecture in the middle ages (as well as a lot of exercise). Climb to the top of the Rothenburg Town Hall Tower (circa 1250-1400) for a wide-angle view of Rothenburg and surrounds, mostly pastoral countryside.
The entire walled town of Rothenburg is a museum. The wall connects five medieval gates complete with guard towers that date from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries. Just walk along Rothenburg’s narrow cobblestone streets and admire the gothic, renaissance, and baroque houses and fountains. You may wish that you had lived in these prettier, quieter, slow times.
As well as the attraction of the town itself, Rothenburg offers a selection of historic restaurants, gothic churches, art exhibits, museums, suits of armour, and great Franken wine, to name only a few.
Includes: Coach transfer + local guide + sausage tasting
Price: From $100 CAD l €69 per person
Note: Passengers can only choose to do either the included walking tour of Würzburg or the Discover More Excursion to Rothenburg as both these tours run at the same time.
Note: This DiscoverMore is also available on Splendours of Europe River Cruise