Many visitors to Rothenburg ob der Tauber are here for the day, and when day turns to night, you can have the place to yourself for the opportunity to view and photograph. And judging by these photographs, you may well ask yourself: where did everybody go?
A good place to start to get your bearings straight is the Marktplatz (Market Square; photo above and map below). While you wait for Hans Baumgartner to begin his Nightwatchman nightly walking tours (in English or German), you can look up the Ratstrinkstube (Councillors’ Tavern) for a modest retelling of the Meistertrunk legend. This 90-second video shows how the figures for Mayor Nusch and General Tilly greet curious onlookers at the square (at 8pm); more night images follow below.
Each photograph above corresponds to its label on the map below; click on the “arrow-window” icon at the upper-left corner of the map for additional details.