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Rothenburg Town Hall (Rathaus)

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Address: Marktplatz, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 9861 40492
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The city hall of this picturesque, undeveloped village reflects its...

The city hall of this picturesque, undeveloped village reflects its anachronistic spirit.

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A walk up the tower is a must!

The views the tower gives you accross the city are just breath taking. No better way to see this fairytale town. The central market square is stunning.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The views the tower gives you accross the city are just breath taking. No better way to see this fairytale town. The central market square is stunning.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during off hours when it wasn't open but have visited in the past and even climbed the clock tower! A must see.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

World known famous place for tourists to enjoy Christmas atmosphere all year round as there is a famous Christmas decoration museum store called Käthe Wohlfahrt located. Except for the store, lots of architectures worth being visited, specially lots of roof tops are red which are lovely

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our new favorites here in Germany! This town has a well known Christmas market but also a great historical walk gives you insight into the 14th century way of life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The town square is the site of the xmas market. Very oldy-worldy. Beautiful. Only missing some snow!

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Lewiston, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for Christmas Markets, town hall nice nothing special, Christmas markets were located in the the town hall square

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the main square, the Rathaus is one of the main tourist attractions here in Rothenburg. It dates back to the Middle Ages and is in beautiful shape. The arcaded, Renaissance structure is a definite photo must!

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Rodenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during the Christmas market and climbed the Rathaus tower for a stunning view of the Christmas market and entire city. The bottom cement stairs are very wide and easy to ascend, however the narrow wooden steps in the tower portion are difficult to navigate especially at the very top. If you are not physically fit and flexible I would... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the site of the Christmas markets and the start of the Nightwatchman tour. Very impressive building and everyone eventually lands up here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited when the Christmas Market is going, so that was a plus and a negative for obstructing your view of the buildings. The clock striking every hour has windows that open, mechanical guys look out, drink a beer, go back inside, and then windows close. Missed the tower, but we were on a tour with a set schedule and... More 

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