Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is a town with a population of approximately twenty-five thousand in the southwest of Germany. Rottweil is situated between the Swabian Alps and the Black Forest, around a hundred kilometres southwest of the state capital of Stuttgart. The closest international airport is located in Stuttgart as well -- from there you can either take a train or go by car to Rottweil. Frequent and efficient train services are available; the trip takes around one hour by car and one hour and fifteen minutes by train.
The settlement in the area can be traced back to the Neolithic period. The Romans founded the town of Rottweil as it exists today in the first century. You can still find traces of the Roman culture. In the late sixties, the ruins of a Roman bath for legionaries were excavated by chance when construction workers were extending the local cemetery.
There are a couple of hotels; most of them are located in the centre of the town. If you want to save some money, check out a hostel in Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, which you will find to be more like a traditional hostel with the focus on school classes and larger travel groups (but it is no problem to stay in a hostel in Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, Germany as a solo traveler). Most accommodations, including your Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, Germany hostel, offer Wi-Fi.
In Rottweil, you can find a unique architectural structure, the so-called testturm. The company Thyssenkrupp built the almost-two-hundred-fifty-metre-high tower with the purpose to test and certify high-speed elevators. It is the highest tower of its kind worldwide, and visitors can enjoy the beautiful panorama from the observation deck. The black gate (in German, Schwarze Tor, is a symbol for the town and was part of the fortification in the thirteenth century. The area around the gate in the town centre is full of lovely old Medieval buildings. History lovers should not miss the ruined castle Bernburg. It is located at the northern outskirts of the town. Originally, the complex was built in the beginning of the thirteenth century and destroyed around a hundred years later.
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