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Town Walls, Rothenburg

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Discover one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Germany from the Rothenburg Town Walls. Constructed in the Middle Ages, the walls surround the historic city center. They're dotted with fortified towers and impressive 15th-century gates. Walk the towering walls for a view of the city's skyline and preserved medieval structures. You also can climb to the top of the watchtowers for a bird's-eye view of the countryside and city center. Bring a city map with you while walking the wall. By identifying the city buildings, you'll be able to orient yourself. Plan to visit Town Walls during your Rothenburg vacation using our convenient Rothenburg road trip app.
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  • We split our walk over 2 days. It is interesting to see the town from a different perspective. We were disappointed that the towers were not opne when we were walking early in the morning. Check... 
    We split our walk over 2 days. It is interesting to see the town from a different perspective. We were disappointed that the towers were not opne when we were walking early in the morning. Check...  more »
  • Walking round the top of the walls gives ascinating views of individual buildings from above but is not suitable for anyone who can't manage the steep steps to get on and off nor anyone who doesn't... 
    Walking round the top of the walls gives ascinating views of individual buildings from above but is not suitable for anyone who can't manage the steep steps to get on and off nor anyone who doesn't...  more »
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  • If you want to know more, continue reading: "Pax intrantibus, salus exeuntibus" - "Peace to those who enter, I greet those who leave", with this inscription its visitors are welcomed. It is the newest and tallest structure of the Rothenburg city fortifications, the Spitaltor. The hospital tower is part of the southern fortification and was built until 1360 and 1380. The old Hospital of the Holy Spirit was included in the fortification at the request of the population. The city wall had to be expanded and thus the gate and the name arose. Next to the door is the original sentry box. If you liked it, please give it a like, thanks.
  • A beautiful tower above the entrance to the city. The youngest of the twenty-odd surrounding the city.

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