Burgtor und Burg, Rothenburg

Built in 1356 after the castle of Rothenburg was destroyed, Burgtor und Burg served as the city's main gate and fortification. Notice the smaller door hidden within the larger gate: this allowed a single person to pass through without opening the entire gate, thus protecting the city from possible attack. Also look for the mask face near the top of the gate, a spot into which hot tar was poured through and onto enemies. The coat of arms of both the city and the empire adorn the wood. Before you head to Rothenburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rothenburg vacation builder tool , to make sure you see all that Rothenburg has to offer, including Burgtor und Burg.
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  • There are a number of similar gates, but you should be able to get to The Burg Park. It's a lovely gate, and the entrance and exit are different, so I'd like to take a picture on my way back from the park.
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  • It takes about 5 minutes from Markt Square. On the south side of the park you can see the valley and vineyards, all over panoramic. It was a nice view spot with a pleasant wind. Because it was evening, i didn't have time to go down to the valley. I want to take it by all means if there is an instrument to visit again.
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  • Excellent views of the city, deeply historic, the top of the tower has a lot of facts of history behind how the town was affected by WWII. Steep steps to the top with handrails. Think it was 2 Euro contribution to get in. It's a great start to your visit!
  • Rothenburg is a really cool town. The wall is fun to walk and the Nightwatchman tour in the evening is not to be missed! Schneballen are also great and a must try when visiting. They are kind of like a cookie ball with various flavorings or icings on and in them.
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