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Medieval Musical Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber (pre-booking)

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    Stop At: Rothenburg Town Hall (Rathaus), Marktplatz, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany

    Starting point: Market Square/Town Hall
    -Introduction to Minnesang (Music of Medieval Germany)
    -explanation my character "Margarete von Schwangau"
    -explanation of the legend of the Master Draught/Meistertrunk (UNSESCO World Heritage event)
    -history of the Glockenspiel at the Market Square
    -Live performance of song by medieval/Renaissance composer Oswald von Wolkenstein

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Burggasse 3, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany

    St. Johannes Church/Medieval Crime Museum
    -See original city wall from the 12th century
    -Introduction to medieval chant
    -Chant and the Black Death/Plague
    -The role of St. Johannes church & surrounding buildings in the medieval period
    -Live performance of chant song

    Duration: 8 minutes

    Stop At: Das Plonlein, Untere Schmiedgasse 16-25, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany

    Previous Stop (not available to peg):
    An der Eich Observation Deck of the Tauber Valley
    -Introduction to medieval composer Wolfram von Eschenbach
    -Love and romance in medieval German culture
    -Explanation of current location, medieval double bridge, vinyard valley view
    -Earthquake of 1356 and Rothenburg
    -History of the castle of Rothenburg and the Staufer Dynasty (Hohnstaufer)
    -Live performance of a song by Wolfram von Eschenbach
    DAS PLÖNLEIN
    -History of "das Plönlein"
    -Explanation of the buildings and current location -1st expansion of the old city wall.
    -Trivia about Rothenburg
    -Introduction to composer Neidhart von Reuental
    -Depiction of the lives of the middle and lower class through lyrics
    -Live performace of a song by Neidhart von Reuental

    Duration: 8 minutes

    Stop At: Die Rossmuhle, Rossmuhlgasse, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany

    In between stop, " Linden Tree/Fischturm" not available to peg on map.
    LINDEN TREE
    -Role of the linden tree in medieval German and modern culture and its significance in Rothenburg's history
    -Introduction of composer Walter von der Vogelweide
    -Live performance of song Under the Linden by Walter von der Vogelweide
    -More about Minnesang (high and low Minnesang), how it evolved through time
    NAG'S MILL
    -Historical significance of the mill in the center of town (noteworthy Renaissance building)
    -Explanation of medieval grain storage practices

    Duration: 9 minutes

    Stop At: Spitalviertel, Spitalgasse, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany

    HOSPITAL QUARTER SQUARE
    -Explanation & history of current location -2nd and final expansion of the medieval city wall
    -Location of hospital and church and the residence of the staff explained
    -Architectural highlights of the Renaissance


    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Holy Ghost Church, Spitalgasse 46, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany

    -Enter the church to learn about the fascinating life of mystery medieval composer
    -Life of nun and composer born in 1098
    -Influence of mystery composer on politics, science and Christianity
    -Live performance of a work by mystery composer in the church with wonderful acoustics

    Duration: 8 minutes

    Stop At: Spital Bastion, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany

    SPITALBASTEI/ Hospital Bulwerk/Fortification (Spital Bastion)
    -Step inside the Spital-bulwerk, largest and youngest fortification in Rothenburg
    -Significance of mentioned historic site
    -Learn about the mercenary soldiers, their role in the Renaissance
    -Introduction to last composer, who wrote a song for the mercenary soldiers
    -Live performance of previous song mentioned
    -Tour ends


    Duration: 8 minutes
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    Reviewed 18 July 2019

    An amazing musical artist talent with a unique perspective of medieval history through minnesong. I loved the grand finale, but the church piece was truly impressive and particularly beautiful! A MUST see and hear for the whole family and a lovely walk through the town...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kathrynned2016
    MedievalMusicalDiva, Owner at Medieval Musical Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

    Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having the 3 of you on the tour. It is always more fun with engaged and kind people as guests. :)

    Reviewed 16 July 2019

    Amelia was simply wonderful. She truly did transport us back into medieval times with many songs and interesting stories about the lives and times of the Rothenburgers of old. We’ve been on many tours of the city in the past but this one was unique...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Ryanmalham
    MedievalMusicalDiva, Owner at Medieval Musical Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello Ryan! What a sweet review. Thank you for taking the time to write this and also for all of your marketing tips.. sooner than later I will be putting them into action! Glad we also got to become friends. Looking forward to seeing you...More

    Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

    Very amazing and interesting tour through the medieval ages... the guide plays flute and sings and tells a lot of stories about medieval singers and theirs songs as also about special places in Rothenburg. I did enjoy this tour very much!

    Thank pedroaF3785PA
    MedievalMusicalDiva, Owner at Medieval Musical Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

    Thank you so much for taking the time to rate my tour and for your comment! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it so much! All the best, Margarete von Schwangau ;)

    Reviewed 10 May 2019

    What a wonderful way to explore the village and learn some of the folk history. We loved the stories and music. And the song in the chapel...wow, what a beautiful sound! Well recommendedMore

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank jenkombi184
    MedievalMusicalDiva, Owner at Medieval Musical Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Somehow I overlooked your review! I really appreciate the time you took to jump on Tripadvisor to write about my tour. I'm really happy I made such a great impression. Thank you again for booking my tour! Take care and schöne Grüße aus Rothenburg ob...More

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    Rebecca D
    22 June 2019|
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    Response from MedievalMusicalDiva | Property representative |
    I apologize if you missed the tour, these messages were not coming through to my email. I will update the information. The tour currently starts at 10:45 am at the Marketsquare.
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    Curious63698
    2 May 2019|
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    Response from MedievalMusicalDiva | Property representative |
    The tour starts at 10:45 am at the Market square in the center of town. It takes places Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays. Sorry that this is no longer relevant for you, but I wanted to post this for other travelers. These... More
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