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 below corresponds to its label on the following map; click on the “arrow-window” icon at the upper-left corner of the map for additional details.
1. Marktplatz, west on Herrngasse
2a. Schmuckbrunnen, Marktplatz
3. Burgtor, Burggarten
4. Untere Schmiedgasse, Plönlein
6a. Weisser Turm
8. Schrannengasse (Judenkirchhof)
12. St Wolfgangskirche
13. St. Jakobskirche
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Thanks to Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tourism Service for providing access to services and facilities, and thanks to Akzent Hotel Schranne for a warm welcome and a comfortable convenient stay at Schrannenplatz. I made the photos above on 11 and 12 November 2015. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-7JR.