With its full name Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the best preserved medieval city in the whole Europe. This pretty town with a rich history is also one of the most picturesque town on earth with its cute houses in every color, gorgeous River Tauber and interesting museums. So if you want to check out the pearl of Bavaria, here is your guide!
Let's start exploring the city from its epic old town and St. Jakob's Church (Kirchengemeinde St. Jakob)! Townhall ,located in the Marktplatz of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, is constructed in the 13th century and it is the oldest building of the city. Right next to the Townhall you can see the St. Jakob's Church. This fine old church was constructed in 1485 and inside of this holy place you can get to see the famous Altar of the Holy Blood, Twelve Apostles Altar and 700-year-old stained glass in the East Choir!
The next stop is for photography lovers! Plönlein, the most picturesque spot, means little square but trust me it is the cutest spot in the whole Rothenburg. From Siebers Tower till the Kobolzeller Tower, Plönlein is the most adorable place to see and the most cool place to take pictures since the whole place looks like a fairytale!
Not only Rothenburg is famous for its picturesque spots, its also famous for its lovely parks and gardens! Another most popular tourist attraction is the Castle Gardens aka Burggarten! In here not only you can mesmerize by the wonderful views of the Old Town and the castle but also you can get to see geometric flower beds, fine sculptures from 17th and 18th century and gorgeous monuments!
And lastly the most interesting museum (at least for me), the Medieval Crime Museum! In this museum you can get to see and understand how crime and punishment was in Europe for more than 1,000 years ago. From artifacts used to extract confessions and inflict punishment to terrible witch-hunts, this museum documented every crime activitiy in the the medieval period in Bavaria.
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