What are the special things you can do in Rothenburg?

Are you looking for off-beat and exclusive activities? Something out of the ordinary in Rothenburg ob der Tauber? A vacation experience that you and your family will always remember? We’ll give you a few suggestions on the special things awaiting you in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Tower Trail in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Dressing in medieval garments: Knight or damsel – it’s your choice

Costume experience

The typical medieval city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber with its city wall, cobblestone streets and timber-frame houses virtually invites you to feel like a noble knight or an even more noble damsel. If you’d like to immerse yourself even more in the past, you’ll be delighted by Waffenkammer in the famous Schmiedgasse near the Marktplatz of Rothenburg. In the shop’s historic, 1000-year-old vaulted cellar, visitors can dress up as knights or damsels and pose for photos inside a cell or next to a few gruesome sculptures.

Above the old quarter – Ballooning around Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Many places offer balloon rides. But hardly any other place provides such spectacular views from the air as during a flight near the old city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. With this view from above, you’ll get a magnificent impression of the city wall and urban development. This is breathtaking when combined with a flight across the Tauber Valley, the green artery of the city. So don’t wait – get in at Happy Ballooning and cross your fingers that you’ll get favorable wind!

Rothenburg's Castle Garden in autumn

Family experiences around the Tauber Valley

If you’d like to immerse yourself deeper in the Tauber Valley and want more than hikes and biking, you can master the short ascent at the Double Bridge towards the other side of the Tauber Valley – here, across from the city, you’ll find the Rothenburg Kletterwald ropes course. You can go up and down at various difficulty levels inside the green forest. For families with children, this is the ideal opportunity for some physical exertion. At the Wildbad, a historic bowling alley invites visitors to play a round. A great way to accompany this is with a picnic in the Wildbad’s picturesque park – you can book this directly at Wildbad. For a leisurely pace, visit the alpaca farm in the Tauber Valley. After registration, you can lead the animals around, although they prefer not to be petted. Nearby, you can visit a genuine miniature water castle from the Middle Ages. The Toppler Castle is one of the hidden gems in Rothenburg’s surroundings.

Local art: Etchings at the Graphikmuseum

If you’d like to indulge your artistic side, you’ve come to the right place at the White Tower in the city center of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The Graphikmuseum in the Dürerhaus doesn’t just exhibit a collection of high-quality etchings – here you can also make your own etching on an available machine.