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Town Walls, Rothenburg

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Discover one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Germany from the Rothenburg Town Walls. Constructed in the Middle Ages, the walls surround the historic city center. They're dotted with fortified towers and impressive 15th-century gates. Walk the towering walls for a view of the city's skyline and preserved medieval structures. You also can climb to the top of the watchtowers for a bird's-eye view of the countryside and city center. Bring a city map with you while walking the wall. By identifying the city buildings, you'll be able to orient yourself. Plan to visit Town Walls during your Rothenburg vacation using our convenient Rothenburg road trip app.
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  • The walls virtually surround the old town. They are easy to access (if your fit to climb narrow stairways) from various points around the town. The whole old town can nearly be walked around via the.....  more
    The walls virtually surround the old town. They are easy to access (if your fit to climb narrow stairways) from various points around the town. The whole old town can nearly be walked around via the.....  more »
  • We really enjoyed exploring the town walls during our stay! So many wonderful views and nooks to explore! 
    We really enjoyed exploring the town walls during our stay! So many wonderful views and nooks to explore!  more »
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  • Nice tower but gets crowded
  • If you want to know something more, continue reading: "Pax intrantibus, salus exeuntibus" - "Peace to those who enter, I greet those who leave", with this inscription visitors are welcomed. It is the newest and tallest structure of the Rothenburg city fortifications, the Spitaltor. The hospital tower is part of the southern fortification and was built until 1360-1380. The old Hospital del Espíritu Santo was included in the fortification at the request of the population. The city wall had to be enlarged and thus the gate and the name arose. Next to the door is the original sentry box. If you liked it, please like it, thank you.

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