Travel and Explore Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Bavaria

I am happy to visit again Rothenburg ob der Tauber for the third time with friends. I am thankful again to them for taking me during their trip. I have below some snapshots of our visit last February 5, 2011.

The name “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” means, in German, “Red fortress above the Tauber”. This is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber river. As to the name “Rothenburg”, some say it comes from the German words Rot (Red) and Burg (burg, medieval fortified town), referring to the red colour of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river. The name may also refer to the process of retting (“rotten” in German) flax for linen production.wikipedia

The Rathaus or Town Hall of Rothenburg.
The rear Gothic part of the building dates from 1250, and the attached front Renaissance building was started in 1572. This building served as the seat of government for the city-state during the medieval ages and for the city of Rothenburg since the formation of the federalist government.

The Herennbrunnen (Gentry well ) fountain at the Hernngasse. This is the favorite residential street of the town nobility. You can see the Franciscan church in the background.

The western town gate of Rothenburg called the Burgtor (castle gate). It is said that this is the tallest gate tower in Rothenburg. This side is now converted to a Burggarten (castle garden). You can no longer see the castle here because it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1356.

 
 

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