Rothenburg ob der Tauber: the ULTIMATE German Day Trip

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the perfect walled-German village in Northern Bavaria, right off the Romantic Road!

Not sure if anyone else does this but when I’m first researching into places to visit, I immediately go to google images and click on the prettiest, most photogenic places. Based off that I find some great options to start.


When visiting my brother studying abroad in Berlin, we spent a decent amount of time roaming around Southern Germany in Bavaria. One of our stops was Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and yes I found this adorable village from google images.

The village is very walkable once arriving at the train station. It has become a decent tourist stop, but there’s enough alleyways and gardens to escape to and it all makes up for it.

The “walled” aspect of the village is still pretty well preserved. You can walk around most of the perimeter to get good views.


Endless cute photo opportunities.

cute cafes to have a good morning coffee!

& open courtyards to have a classic German Schintzel.

The town is kind of known for their Christmas Museum and Shop (which we walked by but didn’t go in) & also everyone seemed to be obsessed with these cookie balls?

They looked and sounded incredible but I’m pretty certain they weren’t dairy free so oh well!


If you are planning to travel around Germany I would definitely recommend Rothenburg ob der Tauber for a classic touristy experience.

Don’t you just love the aesthetic of a European village?

Lots of love,

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