Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The time seems to be standing still in Rothenburg. The Middle Ages are presented here in every detail. The city wall, the wall towers and the gates guard this charming small city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber still today. The market place and the town hall are located in the town centre. Traditional frame houses are spread all over the town. Wonderful old stone wells can be found and admired at every turn. Below the town hall are the medieval dungeons, and in the medieval Museum of crime the scary torture instruments of those times are on display.
The St. Jacob church of high gothic style took 150 years to be completed. It harbours two high altars. The 12-apostle altar created by the famous artist Friedrich Herlin of Nördlingen, and the holy blood altar by Tilmann Riemenschneider.
The German Christmas museum displays over an area of 250m² the history of the German Christmas from the first Christmas tree decorations of the Biedermeier era up to the 50-ies of the past century. The doll and toys museum houses over 600 dolls of the German and French doll industry of the past 200 years.
The impressive wrought-iron artistic work attached to the houses in the narrow streets still displays the trade of the shop owners.