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Rothenburg Town Hall (Rathaus)

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Address: Marktplatz, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 9861 40492
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The city hall of this picturesque, undeveloped village reflects its...

The city hall of this picturesque, undeveloped village reflects its anachronistic spirit.

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Trip to top of tower

We took a group to the top of the tower. it is nice view from the top...so you get excellent overview of the city. They limit the number of people at the top, but when we were... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ventured the interesting staircase to climb the tower, but dense fog restricted any view to the distance. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this site, but when in Rothenburg for a few days... If you are short on time, I would walk the wall instead of visiting this tower

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a group to the top of the tower. it is nice view from the top...so you get excellent overview of the city. They limit the number of people at the top, but when we were there not many folks were present...only one other couple at the top. It is nice stop and not too difficult. Exiting the tower... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to the Top of Tower, It's very nice view but we can stay very short time, and very very crowed people on the Top of Tower, very difficult to take a photo although they control number of people.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the middle of the old town, visited by millions of tourists. Good photo stop. You cannot miss it when wondering around.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Town Hall anchors the main square of Rothenburg o.d. Tauber. Our free English-language tour met in front of the town hall and began with the history of the clock tower. This is a beautiful medieval town and our excellent local tour guide, Frau Lindner, made the history come alive. Rothenburg feels like stepping into a storybook and we also... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my river cruise we visited the Rothenberg Town Hall. It was very picturesque and our guide was extremely knowledgeable with respect to the area. It was like stepping back in time with all the old buildings.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We climbed the spire above the Town Hall but be warned it is a very narrow opening at the top to get to the viewing deck which is tiny. The views are well worth it though, quite spectacular.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great structure for pictures. A place that is right by the Christmas Market and old town shops. A short walk to the Crime Museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Went into the place wondering what it really was - the main building is deserted but we found a turnstile which is remotely operated. Not knowing what we were doing we pushed the button and were allowed in. Up loads of stairs winding up and up we came to a ticket booth, paid a nominal amount and gained access to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We enjoyed climbing to the top of the tower and enjoyed the city views. They time the entrance so it doesn't get too busy but we were pretty crowded up top. Not a huge deterrent though.

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