On the Romantic Road in South Germany, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of those charming old towns that seem to be straight out of a fairytale. Indeed, it inspired many books and movies like Walt Disney’s Pinocchio. It was the perfect choice for a day-trip from Munich, so the next day we hopped on a train for a three-hours ride to Rothenburg.
In the centre of the Old Town is Marktplatz, a cobbled square lined with beautifully preserved Medieval buildings. At the heart sits the Rothenburg Town Hall that dates back to 1250. Small shops selling Christmas decorations all year long and pastries gather along the Old Town. We also visited a few churches on our way to the famous Burggarten, a beautiful garden at the other side of the town.
The outside walls guard the idyllic town of lovely houses with wooden bay windows, red roof tiles and blooming flower on the balconies.