This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Rothenburg. To help you make friends with Rothenburg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a small town in Bavaria with an outstanding beautiful, medieval historic district. Full of history and culture, it is a very interesting town in which to spend a couple of days. It is not only very popular among tourists, but has also been used as set for many films.
You will easily find a place to stay here, for there are a couple of Rothenburg hostels, hotels, guesthouses, and even a campsite. Staying in a hostel in Rothenburg will allow you to enjoy some very relaxed days in a typical German town. Strolling through alleys full of nooks and crannies in the historic town, taking a rest to have a snack in a street café, or looking around the restored medieval houses are only a few ways to discover Rothenburg. If you settle down in a hostel in Rothenburg you should have a look at the area around the town itself. There is the River Tauber, which gives Rothenburg ob der Tauber its name. The town is set next to the nature park Frankenhöhe, which is dominated by forests and vineyards, that are very inviting for a lovely walk. If you decide to do a day trip a bit further away from Rothenburg, Nürnberg would be a good place to go.
It is well worth climbing the few steps up on the preserved town wall, for it will grant you a astonishing view over wide parts of the historical district. But also Rothenburg is a city of culture where you can find a lot of museums and historical churches.
Visit Rothenburg in winter to see the typical German "Weihnachtsmarkt" (German for "Christmas market") -- this is a wonderful place to visit and full of things that will warm your heart on a snowy winter day.
Written by local enthusiast for Rothenburg hostelsRebeccaM