Rodertor, Rothenburg

For sweeping views across Rothenburg, climb to the top of Rodertor, part of the old city gate. Most visitors come to this town to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of bygone medieval days, and this structure draws big crowds with its 360-degree panorama, especially popular at sunset. Centuries ago the city executioner lived in this neighborhood and carried out harsh sentences in the moat just below the tower. Partially destroyed during World War II, the meticulously restored tower now serves as a romantic entrance into the city. Follow the medieval town wall, and don't forget to bring your camera. Put Rodertor at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rothenburg travel planner .
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  • From the station, it's the first gate to pass through. I was excited to see this, and i took a lot of shots. In the past, they would have observed people coming and going from the watchtower. It's cute, but it's defensive.
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  • Since we arrived in Rothenburg by train, the entrance to the old town becomes a radar gate when you walk. The main gate tower built in the 13th century and the customs and gatekeeper shacks built in the 14th century are still in existence. The main gate tower can only be climbed, and you can see the lovely streets of Rothenburg. It was a hot day, but the wind blew through the top of the tower and it was comfortable.
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