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About Rothenburg

A charming town with a medieval flavor, Rothenburg ob der Tauber (on the Tauber River) lies along Germany’s Romantic Road between Würzburg and the Alps. Encircled by towered walls, Rothenburg is considered one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval villages. According to legend, during the Thirty Years’ War the town was spared destruction by the invading Catholic army when the mayor achieved the mighty task of draining a 3.5-liter tankard in a single draught. Der Meistertrunk, this epic drinking feat that saved the town, is depicted in the town’s animated clock and commemorated each year.

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