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Rothenberg ob der Tauber, 5 fun facts about this Disney village in Germany

Rothenberg ob der Tauber is a lifelike Disney fairy tale in Germany. I wouldn't be surprised if you spontaneously started singing when you stroll through the streets of Rothenberg ob der Tauber. Due to the long and special history of this city, there are also a few fun facts. Read 5 of these special facts about Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany in our travel blog.

Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Franconia or Bavaria

Officially Rothenberg ob der Tauber belongs to Bavaria. However, the residents of Rothenberg ob der Tauber don't think they belong to Bavaria. They think they are part of Franken. And that while this city is no less than 90 minutes from München and over 2,5 hours from Frankfurt. The region around Rothenberg ob der Tauber still belongs to Franconia and that is why the inhabitants themselves think that they are more Franks than Bavarians. Fortunately, they all agree that they are in living Germany.

Rothenberg ob der Tauber, an inspiration source for Pinokkio

Rothenberg ob der Tauber feels like a fairy tale book. And secretly it is actually a kind of fairy tale. It served as the source of inspiration for Pinocchio and the village Pinocchio grew up.

Rothenberg ob der Tauber also served as a backdrop for several other movies, like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang en Harry Potter.

Rothenberg ob der Tauber, make no mistake about the name

When you want to visit Rothenberg ob der Tauber note carefully which name you enter in Google Maps. There are several Rothenbergs in Germany. There is even a Rothenberg in Switzerland. The literal translation of Rothenberg ob der Tauber is red fortress above the Tauber, meaning the Tauber river.

Wine saved Rothenberg ob der Tauber

During the 30 years war, in 1631, Rothenberg ob der Tauber was saved by wine. And it was none other than the mayor who saved the city. It was customary to offer the opponent's general a glass of wine before the battle began. And that's what the mayor did when they were about to be attacked by an adversary. However, this general thought he could go a step further and challenged the mayor of Rothenberg ob der Tauber to a drinking contest. If the mayor could drink 3,25 liters of wine at once, then Rothenberg ob der Tauber would be spared. Fortunately, the mayor liked a glass of wine and this challenge was an easy one for him. So Rothenberg ob der Tauber Germany was spared.

Christmas all year round in Rothenberg ob der Tauber

In Rothenberg ob der Tauber it really is Christmas all year round. The whole old town feel is the perfect backdrop for a Christmas movie. Germany biggest Christmas shop Käthe Wohlfahrt thought the same. They established the headquarters in Rothenberg ob der Tauber. You can visit two christmas shops and a Christmas museum in Rothenberg ob der Tauber. Other shops followed the trend and also opened a shop with Christmas decorations, gifts or cuddly toys. I can only imagine how special will the atmosphere around the holidays be in Rothenberg ob der Tauber. A Rothenberg ob der Tauber Christmas is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Would you like to know more about Rothenberg ob der Tauber?

There are a lot more fun facts to learn about Rothenberg ob der Tauber and the habitants of this little Disney village.

If you are interested in this, it might be a good idea to do the Night watchman tour During this night walking tour the Night watchmen will tell you all about Rothenberg ob der Tauber and the fun facts about this town. They will also show you the most interesting places in Rothenberg ob der Tauber. Rothenberg ob der Tauber is definitely one the most beautiful villages in Germany.


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