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Great hike around the town, if you’re 6’2” like me, watch your head!

Hike up the stairs and travel around the town on the ancient walls of Rothenburg and enjoy the... read more

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Miami FLA
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Best walls we've walkled.

Thank you to all the people listed who gave money to reconstruct the walls. What a great experience... read more

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Tony G
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Hike up the stairs and travel around the town on the ancient walls of Rothenburg and enjoy the views of the town and the surrounding countryside. A great way to start your morning.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank you to all the people listed who gave money to reconstruct the walls. What a great experience walking them. Fantastic and differing views of the old city and across the new one as well. Climbing the tower over the east gate is well worth...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visit early in the morning or at sunset to skip the crowds who are on the buses. We grabbed coffee and croissants and ate breakfast up there and it was very nice. The walk from the spitaltor to the klingentor took about 1 hour at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did only a part of the encircling town walls, but it was well worth it to get a sense of what it must have been like to live in a medieval town.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk the ramparts surrounding the entire town. Be sure to take the time to explore the ramparts. They provide a unique vantage point over the entire town and surrounding countryside.

Thank bklyn56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few places where you can actually walk around the entire city on its ancient walls. A dream come true for us! And if you don't have the energy to do the entire walk there are stairs where you can come down to...More

1  Thank TravlinWee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to explore. People were very nice. We spent 2 nights here and enjoyed. Lots of history and places to visit.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walls are a great place to take an early morning walk around town. The sunlight is great for picture taking looking down on the town. And many parts are covered so you can even do it when it’s raining. Highly recommend it!

Thank JDCharlotte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do. Recipe for successful Rothenburg visit: 1. Walk the walls (allow 2-3 hrs), 2. Download and do the FREE Rick Steve’s audio tour, 3. Do the night watchman tour (8 euro pp) 4. Watch the town clock show (on each hour...More

1  Thank BrewsterPug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The medieval walls surrounding the city are very well preserved and give an idea of the medieval defensive fortifications. There are flights of steps at several places where you can climb up to a narrow stone and wood platform which allows you to walk and...More

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Peter G
7 March 2018|
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Response from Heidi B | Reviewed this property |
Part of the wall was destroyed during WW II. The plaques are for people who donated from around the world for the wall to be rebuilt. I believe that the donation was around 1500 US dollars.
Jett F
28 June 2017|
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Response from martigold | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jett, My response earlier today concerned the walls of Dubrovnik. Whoops! The walls around Rothenburg ob der Tauber are open at all hours. In fact, when I visited in June 2016, I woke up at dawn due to jet lag. I'm... More
11 May 2017|
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Response from Eleni B | Reviewed this property |
There are many places to get up onto the wall. I would recommend simply walking along the wall until you reach a staircase. There are plenty of these access points along the way.