If you ever take the Romantic Road, then a stop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber (meaning ”above theTauber River”) is a must. Considered by many as the perfect German fairy tale town, this place willmake the travellers feel like they live in a medieval theme park. And, because of this, Rothenburg has the strictest conservation orders from all of Germany. Elevated to a Free Imperial City in 1274,Rothenburg became one of the most important city states of the middle ages. In 1631, during theThirty Years War, Rothenburg was taken by imperial troops. Ex-Mayor Nusch saved the town bydrinking 3 litres of wine in a single gulp, the so-called "Master draught". One walk through its old town, with its web of cobbled lanes and the 14th century defensive wall will make everyoneunderstand why this is an unmissable location.