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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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The Town Hall has a tall spire

We climbed the spire above the Town Hall but be warned it is a very narrow opening at the top to get to the viewing deck which is tiny. The views are well worth it though, quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed the spire above the Town Hall but be warned it is a very narrow opening at the top to get to the viewing deck which is tiny. The views are well worth it though, quite spectacular.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great structure for pictures. A place that is right by the Christmas Market and old town shops. A short walk to the Crime Museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went into the place wondering what it really was - the main building is deserted but we found a turnstile which is remotely operated. Not knowing what we were doing we pushed the button and were allowed in. Up loads of stairs winding up and up we came to a ticket booth, paid a nominal amount and gained access to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed climbing to the top of the tower and enjoyed the city views. They time the entrance so it doesn't get too busy but we were pretty crowded up top. Not a huge deterrent though.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place to explore, take a hike all the way upstairs and check out the view overlooking Rothenburg.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 31 December 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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 22 December 2016 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 17 December 2016

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

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