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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  • This Castle gate and tower are full of details. First when coming from old castle garden, you will see an arch with coat of arms. The tower, after the arch, is the tallest in the city. Just outside of...  more »
  • This is the door to the Palace garden where you can see the Rothenburg view. This is a fantastic view from the door. The staff was very nice and the place was very clean.
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  • 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.
  • This gate leads you to an area that overlooks a countryside that includes bridges and rolling countryside views. Make a point to come here and take pictures. There is also a free bathroom nearby. Remember to look up as you are taking pictures, there is a tower above the arch of the gate.
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