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Great way to explore the city

Grab a booklet from the visitors centre and you will understand more of the history of the many... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Beautiful scenery both outside and inside the wall

We visited from Munich on a quiet but beautiful March Sunday when there was not much for crowds... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Grab a booklet from the visitors centre and you will understand more of the history of the many areas of the wall

Thank jamesboxhead
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited from Munich on a quiet but beautiful March Sunday when there was not much for crowds. The wall is amazing and we walked about as much as we could. There is a tower you can pay to go up to for a minimal...More

Thank JennR472018
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wall is part of what makes Rothenburg so cool, so be sure to set aside some time to walk at least part of the length of the wall. It is not possible to walk on the wall around the entire city (part of the...More

Thank austinfamilyof4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well-preserved wall of the city. Can walk along the wall to the another side of the town (although walking inside the town is more interesting)

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am always amazed at the methods and means people have gone to, to protect their city and citizens. These walls are not different. Take a walk along the top of one and imagine a group of invaders trying to get in.

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved all of Rothenburg, but I think this was my favorite part. Do set aside time to walk along at least a portion of the medieval city walls- so worth it for the views and the history!

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking the walk on top of the city's surrounding wall is an experience not likely to forget soon. The length is about 2.5 miles. The circular walk around the city has several gates and 40 active towers.

Thank T0nyf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This town is quote charming and the history it incredible. We were lucky that it wasn’t overly busy in early Jone-imagine it can be at times.

Thank Rootiekazootie47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

but lots more walking. info plates along the way german and english. or got to the info center at the rathaus and get a map. recommended if you have the time. meutermedia

Thank MeuterMedia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking the town walls was pretty cool. The stairs are small & steep. The ceilings short. The hallway narrow. Gives you a unique perspective in how much bigger we are in the 21st century!

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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.