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Rothenburg, Germany

Accomodations in or near Rothenburg.
I am seeking lodging for 2 adults and one 12-year old for 2 nights in or near Rothenburg. Has anyone stayed at any Hostels or Bed and Breakfasts'? Any recommondations of what to tour?

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Do you have Rick's extensive writeup of Rothenburg in his book? He gives many good recommendations of what you're asking about. Here's a link to get you started: click

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Definitely go on the Night Watchman's tour, it's fun for all ages. The town square is beautiful and climb the town hall tower for an awesome view of the city. Visit St. Jacob's church to see the incredible wood carvings. It's also fun to walk the top of the wall.

Something sort of off the beaten path my husband and i did was hike the path down the hillside to visit Toppler's little castle... it's a nice walk for a good-weather day. Ring the small bell and the tour guide will come out and let you into the small castle. We got a private tour bc no one else was there... lots of fun.

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gasthoff goldene rose. very well kept and convienient location . quiet area and not expensive at all. contact this location directly, through their web site.

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I also stayed at 500 year old creaky Gastehaus Raidel and liked it very much.Well located and run by a musician,artist and furniture maker.Dont miss the night watchmans tour.Its a hoot.

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Karin Weiss B&B
This is not in the book, but it was recommended by others on this site. Clean, nice rooms, great bathroom. Karin speaks English. She will meet you at the train station. Quiet located outside of walls but easy 5 minute walk. She serves and embarassingly big breakfast. Best of all she only charges 46 euro for a double w/ bath.

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"Karin speaks English." And that is beneficial because ...?

But €23 pP (€46 im Doppelzimmer) sounds attractive.

I stayed at Raidel and enjoyed it except it was a very hot night in Germany, and Raidel is on the first street outside of the "Fußgangerzone", and the traffic noise with the windows open was annoying. But the owner was delightful.

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I will also put a plug in for Karin's as mentioned above. She had two rooms on the first floor that shared a bath. She gave us that suite of rooms when we visited with our adult kids. You probably need to get your reservation in, doing it by email is easy.

She does speak English but is more than ready to give your German a little practice if she suspects that you can handle it. She definitely not one who will switch to English if you as a question auf Deutsch.

She has a picture of Bismarck in the breakfast room that I always meant to ask her about. Anything Prussian is often throughly rejected in Bavaria.

Regards, Gary

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Hi Joanie,

Just an alternative if you don't mind being about 15 minutes from Rothenburg. We stayed at and highly recommend the Landgasthof Zum Rappen. Beautiful large rooms, great buffet breakfast, peaceful country setting and farmland views from the balcony that went on and on.


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We just returned from a trip to France and Germany. Rothenburg ob der Tauber was one of our highlights from the trip! We stayed at the Gastehaus Flemming ( Regina is the owner, and has reasonable prices including breakfast. My wife said to ask for the room closest to the garden. It is large, with a separate bed for the 12 year old. You will not be disappointed! Park just outside the wall, with a short walk to the hotel.

We would recommend the Night Watchman Tour, and the Medieval Crime & Punishment Museum. If you enjoy having a beer at a local club, you might consider attending the Wed. English Conversation Club. Herman the German and his friends are a fun evening. For additional details, look at Rick Steves' book - "Best Of Europe - 2008." It was an excellent resource! The entire town is fun to explore!

Have a great trip.

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Not a bed and breakfast or hostel, but two years ago I stayed at Hotel Klostersteuble. Very nice. It was 108 Euro then for a very large double. It is located off the main side street, situated behind a church and next to a very lovely park. Quiet. If I remember they had a nice restaurant too.

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Rothenburg was very much a highlight of our European trip! We also stayed at Gastehaus Raidel and I would definitly recomend it. We were there in the late fall and it was cold, but the night watchman tour was well worth it!

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We (wife, I, 16 and 12 boys, 8 yr old girl) stayed at Pension Poeschel in Rothenburg. We had two rooms a double and a triple, shower in the hall. It was comfortable, clean and quiet. We would stay there again.

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For touring definitely the night watchman's tour, the crime and punishment museum, walk the walls and climb at least one tower. All of those were popular with our kids.

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Dear friends,

Thank you for all of your suggestions.

I made reservations to stay at the Gaestehaus-Raidel. We booked a triple room for 70 euros.

We are also taking many of your recommendations and doing the Night Watchman tour and visiting several museums and stores.

We are meeting some friends of our there who are from Germany, and we plan on also going to Dinkelsbuhl.

Thank you again............I will post when we return from France/Germany so that I can be of service to others as you all have been to us.

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My daughter and I stayed at Gaustehaus Raidel in March. Clean, quiet room with bath, reasonably priced, 500 year old home with breakfast served by interesting proprietor who is also a talented musician. We were fortunate to hear him and an American guest play one morning.
This is easy walking distance to any area within Rotherburg. Although some town renovations were being done, we tried to follow the guidebook which was available at the Marketplatz.
And we were very pleased there was an optional horse drawn wagon trip available with a driver that shared
information about Rotherberg as we viewed the sights.

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I also stayed at the Gästehaus Raidel for 2 nights and it was great. The family is really wonderful and I thought it was a nice location for a great price. The Night Watchman's tour is a is a least one Schneeball !!

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We stayed at Pension Posel. We had five people. The triple our kids stayed in might be perfect. It had one double room and another seperate area with a single.

My kids liked the crime and punishment museum and everyone liked the Nightwatchman's tour. We walked the walls and climbed a tower. Other than that mostly walked, shopped and took pictures.