Tours for groups

Guided tours for groups

Stories from another time

Organize your own itinerary for your stay in Rothenburg by booking guided tours in advance. You choose the time and place where to meet (for example your hotel). The customary meeting point is the fountain in the Market Square. Please note the specified maximum group size for your tour, as well as the opening times of any of the places you want to visit during the tour.

Possible languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian, Russian, Japanese, Czech, Lithuanian

Tours must be booked either in writing or electronically (e.g. fax or Email). We recommend to make a booking request at least 4 weeks in advance. Invoices to customers with domiciles abroad are not possible! For invoicing German customers we’re adding a surcharge of 5,00 Euro per tour. Billing is only possible by prepayment.

Please note our General terms and conditions.

Tours bookable through Rothenburg Tourism

This tour through the historic old town with its romantic alleyways and picturesque squares offers an overview of the various aspects and epochs of the history of the town of Rothenburg.Treat yourself to a tour of the most important and beautiful historic buildings and find out what life was like in a medieval town.

Information
Duration: approx. 90 min
Meeting point: Market Square at the fountain, or by arrangement
Participants: 1 to max. 25 people
Rate (foreign language tour): 90,00 Euro

Booking request
Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Marktplatz 2
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 9861 404 800
E-Mail: info@rothenburg.de

This tour through the historic old town with its romantic alleyways and picturesque squares offers an overview of the various aspects and epochs of the history of the town of Rothenburg. Treat yourself to a tour of the most important and beautiful historic buildings and find outwhat life was like in a medieval town.

Your guide will be happy to take you to the Gothic St. James’ Church, which, besides other art treasures, also houses the fascinating Holy Blood of Christ altarpiece by the great Würzburg wood-carver Tilman Riemenschneider.

Information
Duration: approx. 120 min.
Meeting point: Market Square at the fountain, or by arrangement
Participants: 1 to max. 25 people
Rate (foreign language tour): 110,00 Euro +
entrance fee St. James’ Church:
Groups of 10 people and above add 2,00 Euro p.p.
otherweise 2,50 Euro p.p.

Tour only during the opening hours of St. James’ Church.

Booking request
Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Marktplatz 2
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 9861 404 800
E-Mail: info@rothenburg.de

St. James Church in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Accompany the Rothenburg Night Watchman on his entertaining and informative rounds through the darkness. Follow him through dark alleyways and across dimly lit squares and enjoy the special mood of the town at night. Listen to his stories and find out how the people lived in the Middle Ages – a wonderful finale for your evening in Rothenburg.

Information
Duration: approx. 60 min
Meeting point: at Hotel / Restaurant, or by arrangement
Rate (English tour):
1 to max. 20 people: 130,00 Euro
from 21 to max. 50 people: + 4,00 Euro per Person (children 1,50 Euro)

Booking request
Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Marktplatz 2
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 9861 404 800
E-Mail: info@rothenburg.de

Night Watchman Tour

A massive town wall with battlements, tall towers and gates protected by mighty bastions – in hardly any other town are the fortifications still so well preserved and visible as in Rothenburg.
This tour is dedicated to outstanding defensive works – a worthwhile excursion through the war-torn and defiant history of the town and to several prime examples of medieval fortification construction.

Information
Duration: approx. 120 min
Meeting point: Market Square at the fountain, or by arrangement
Participants: 1 to max. 25 people
Rate (foreign language tour): 110,00 Euro

Booking request
Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Marktplatz 2
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 9861 404 800
E-Mail: info@rothenburg.de

Town Wall Rothenburg

Do you like traveling back in time? Our guided tour takes you on a journey of discovery through Rothenburg in the nineteenth century. Enchanted places and seemingly forgotten corners await to be rediscovered by our guests. Before the age of photography, it was painters who succumbed to the romantic charms of Rothenburg. During that era, they sought peaceful, country idylls far removed from the industrialization of the big cities. The onset of the deterioration of the impoverished old city untouched by modernization offered many subjects for artists. Art schools and studios were set up in the city and in the Tauber Valley. The romantic reputation of Rothenburg was carried out to the world through paintings and writings.
Some of the artists settled permanently in Rothenburg and left the city a rich heritage of their works.
We will transport you back in time with reproductions of selected painters at their original places of creation. Hidden gardens and picturesque views of the Tauber Valley will be captured within a single frame. This guided tour accompanies the exhibitions of Rothenburg’s museums on the themes of the picturesque, British artists, and landscaped gardens.

Information
Duration: approx. 90 min
Meeting point: Market Square at the fountain, or by arrangement
Participants: 1 to max. 25 people
Rate (foreign language tour): 110,00 Euro
Languages: English and Italian

Booking request
Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Marktplatz 2
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 9861 404 800
E-Mail: info@rothenburg.de

This tour takes visitors to the city´s most beautiful spots and provides background information on how it felt to be living in the city when field marshal Tilly deployed his troops in 1631. Visitors are granted a close look behind the scenes of the historical pageant, “Der Meistertrunk”. Also on the agenda of the tour: The rarely accessible Imperial Hall.

Information
Duration: 1,5 hours or 2 hours
Participants: max. 25 persons
Rat (English guided tour):
1,5 hours 110,00 Euro,
2 hours incl. reception with the cellar master 175,00 Euro

Booking request
Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Marktplatz 2
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 9861 404800
E-Mail: info@rothenburg.de

Guided Tour Thiry Years War

Why may Rothenburg be closely associated with the Reformation? Rothenburg was located at the node of large trade routes and pilgrimage trails. Also significant representatives of the new belief (protagonists) arrived at Rothenburg during the period of Reformation. New communication channels, especially output of the printing press, enabled a quick spreading of information. Many leaflets (e.g. a graphic of Dürer) and pamphlets from this period are preserved in the local archive.

Rothenburg was at the beginning fairly open minded towards those new ideas and tendencies. Young men from Rothenburg studied in Wittenberg with Luther and Melanchthon. They brought their ideas and some propagators for Reformation into town. But the troubled times of the Peasant’s War of 1525 put a temporary end to Reformation efforts. Almost twenty years later, the Reformation succeeded and the city council urged a fundamental change of the church system. A new church constitution was introduced. The local convents rapidly lost their influence.

With boundless self-confidence man at the dawn of a new era started off to new horizons and revolutionized art, culture and economy. Cultural elites provided a unique thrust to modernization. As a sign of consciousness large buildings were built in Rothenburg in Renaissance style as e.g. the new front part of the town hall. The magnificent New Latin School demonstrates the importance of humanistic education in Rothenburg.

Also in St. James (St. Jakob), a church of vivid pilgrimage, traces of the Reformation are still visible. Two stained glass windows show Luther and Melanchthon next to each other. Riemenschneider’s fate is portrayed in the turmoil in the Peasant’s War.
We’d like to invite you to our tour, discover impressive manifestations of Renaissance and Reformation in Rothenburg and join us in retracing this eventful period of Rothenburg’s rich history.

Information
Duration: ca. 2 hours
Price: 110,00 Euro in English
+ Entrance Fee St. James Church 2,50 Euro p.P. or for groups from 10 people 2,00 Euro p.P.
max. 25 participants

Booking request
Rothenburg Tourismus Service
Marktplatz 2
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 9861 404800
E-Mail: info@rothenburg.de

Tour Renaissance and Reformation

Tours bookable through external providers

The following tours are organized by external companies and must be booked via the provided address. They operate under the indicated name and trade for own account.

Feast your eyes on one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in the world! The tour can also focus on the following topics: Riemenschneider (Holy Blood of Christ altarpiece, etc.), James’ pilgrims church tour, Friedrich Herlin, Reformation in Rothenburg etc.

Information
Duration: approx. 60 min.
Rates (English guided tour)
10 to max. 30 persons: 20,00 Euro
Entrance up to 10 persons (p.p.): plus 2,50 Euro
Entrance over 10 persons (p.p.): plus 1,50 Euro

Booking request
Evangelische Kirchengemeinde St. Jakob
Klostergasse 15
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 9861 700 620
E-Mail: gaestepfarrer@rothenburgtauber-evangelisch.de
Web: www.rothenburgtauber-evangelisch.de

St James' Church

Experience Rothenburg´s Wildbad as an architectural example of the picturesque

A guided tour through the landmarked park against the backdrop of the architecturally impressive Wildbad. Several stops will take you through the magical park. The new perception of architecture and nature in the picturesque is vividly explained.

Duration: approx. 45 min.
Groups (max. 30 persons): 70,00 Euro

Booking request
Ev. Tagungsstätte Wildbad
Taubertalweg 42
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 9861 9770
E-Mail: info@wildbad.de
Web: www.wildbad.de

Wildbad

Local Food and Drink Story(s) – The taste of Rothenburg!
Discover secret sights of Rothenburg on an entertaining and informative food-foot tour. Sample your way through our local history.
A treat for the senses! See – smell – taste & understand

Information:
Available daily 9 am – 4 pm (no guarantee / museum opening times are to be considered)
Duration: approx. 90 – 120 min.
Group size: max. 20 persons

Price:
Option 1: 110 € + price per person; minimum 6 x 13 € or 15 €
Option 2: 130 € in historical costume (if weather permits it) + price per person, minimum 6 x 13 € or 15 €

Tasting:
Variant A = 13 € per person (minimum 6 x 13 €)
– various small samples of local food (on request and after registration also vegetarian)
– Water
– Beer or wine (please announce your choice when registering)

Variant B = 15 € per person (minimum 6 x 15 €)
– In addition, Franconian Bratwurst

Required information: mandatory number of participants, option 1 or 2, variant A or B, wine or beer, number of vegetarians

Note: Guidance is not suitable for vegans, allergy sufferers and those with physical disabilities (steep/narrow stairs)
Special conditions (group size, time & duration, restrictions) available on request.

Supplier:
Gästeführung & Reiseleitung Rothenburg
Take a look Tours GmbH
Seeweg 10
74585 Rot am See
info@gaestefuehrung-rothenburg.de
www.gaestefuehrung-rothenburg.de

An historically accurate, entertaining tour of superstition, justice and the “curative arts”. As well as the executioner, addditional surprises can also be booked – “with plenty of black humor” (BR)

Information
Duration: ca. 60-75 minutes
Meeting Point: Market Square at the fountain, or by Arrangement
Participants: 1 to max. 25 people
Rate: 93,00 Euro, groups with more than 25 persons additionally 4,00 Euro p.p. (max. 50 persons)
– with devils, spiders and harbingers of doom: + 25,00 Euro
– with simulated beheading by guillotine: + 55,00 Euro

Booking request
Georg Schultheis Lehle
Hafengasse 20
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 176 38911506
E-Mail: an@faszination-rothenburg.de
Web: www.faszination-rothenburg.de

Ghost-tour

Travel in time through the musical works of German lyricists starting in the 11th century. Live music, melodies and songs of the past paint a picture of medieval life while featuring highlights of Rothenburg.

Duration: approx. 90 min.
Meeting point: by arrangement
Participants: max. 25 people
Rate: 150,00 Euro
Groups with more than 25 persons additionally 5,00 Euro p.p. (max. 50 people)

Booking request:
Amelia Hansen-Soprano
Spitalgasse 5
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone +49 151 67631152
E-mail: ahansene@gmail.com
Web: www.facebook.com/RothenburgMinnesang

Medieval Musical Tour

Jolly stories from the Middle Ages told by a biting bit. A tour of the town with amusing and sometimes uncouth events e.g. “love potion and laxatives”.

Information
Duration: approx. 60 min
Meeting point: by arrangement
Participants: 1 to max. 25 people
Rate (english language tour): 93,00 Euro
Groups with more than 25 persons additionally 4,00 € p.p. (max. 50 people)

Booking request
Georg Schultheis Lehle
Hafengasse 20
91541 Rothenburgob der Tauber
Phone: +49 176 38911506
E-Mail: an@faszination-rothenburg.de
Web: www.faszination-rothenburg.de

Jolly stories

Sightseeing tours with a touch of nostalgia in an electric car designed to look like a vintage car made between 1908 and 1927, featuring additional seats. City tous are also possible in electric rickshaws. All sightseeing tours in a variety of languages with a competent explanation of the city´s history.

Information
Free tour for two people (for example with difficulty walking or a reluctance to walk) in rickshaw if the tour “Trunkenbolde, Taugenichtse und Weibersleut” is booked, The two people can participate in the tor, since they are transported in the rickshaw.
Rate Rickshaw (2 persons)
30 min. 25,00 Euro
60 min. 50,00 Euro

Rate E-Oldtimer (4 persons)
30 min. 45,00 Euro
60 min. 90,00 Euro

Booking request
Georg Schultheis Lehle, Emilian Staudy
Hafengasse 20
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 176 38911506 (Herr Lehle)
Phone: +49 172 9857973 (Herr Staudy)
E-Mail: an@nostalgie-fahrt.de
Web: www.nostaligie-fahrt.de

E-Oldtimer

… knowing is seeing!
Discover and enjoy the historical features of the former Imperial City. Special focus: the Patrician Courtyards. Only within this special Rothenburg walk you may visit the legendary Staudt Courtyard exclusivly!

Information
Duration: ca. 90 minutes
Market Square at the fountain, or by arrangement
Participants: 1 to max. 25 people
Rate (English guided tour): 110,00 Euro
+ entrance fee Staudt Courtyard 2,00 Euro p.p.

Booking request
Kamphans Guided Tours GbR
Rothenburg ob der Tauber und Würzburg
Chausseehaus 1
91628 Steinsfeld
Phone: +49 9861 7941
Cell phone: +49 1577 0220513
E-Mail: kamphans@posteo.de
Web: www.stadtfuehrungen-rothenburg.de

Staudt House

Discover the traces left behind by Jewish culture in the Middle Ages and in the 20th century! (if interested: Judaica section or Jewish cemetery or other areas of emphasis)!

Information
Duration: approx. 90 min
Meeting point: Market Square at the fountain, or by arrangement
Participants: 5 to max. 30 people
Rate(english language tour): 6,00 Euro per person

Booking request
Evangelische Kirchengemeinde St. Jakob
Klostergasse 15
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 09861 700620
E-Mail: gaestepfarrer@rothenburgtauber-evangelisch.de
Web: www.rothenburgtauber-evangelisch.de/tourismus

Rabbi Meir Ben Baruch

Walburga is in trouble: her husband just died and she needs to marry a new one asap to keep her house. Meet this interesting Lady from the 16th century and find out about who she was and how and where she lived her daily life. What were customs, rules and punishment like? This will be answered at a funny time journey leading you to the past and to Walburga´s home, the old craftman´s house in Rothenburg.

Information
Duration: ca. 60 minutes
Meeting point: Town Hall, entrance
Rate (English guided tour): 95,00 Euro plus 2,00 Euro p. p. entrance fee craftsman’s house

Booking request
Christina Schott
Schulstr. 6
91607 Gebsattel
Phone: +49 98619189726
Cell Phone: +49 157 72487391
E-Mail: walburga-rothenburg@web.de
Web: www.walburga-rothenburg.de

Walburgas time journey

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