This full-day tour from Frankfurt to Rothenburg begins with a 2-hour drive southeast — along the famous Romantic Road, a world-wide symbol of German romance — to the picturesque town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg, also known as the Jewel of the Middle Ages, is widely believed to be the most well-preserved medieval old town in all of Germany.
Upon arrival, use the included map and take some time to explore the town at leisure or do some shopping. Some of the local sites to see are St. Jakob's Church, the most important church in Rothenburg, or the Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), with its vast collection of exhibits detailing more than 1,000 years of German and European legal history.
Enjoy lunch at a traditional German restaurant, including one wine, beer or soft drink, then join the city walk, following a guide through the town’s winding, cobbled lanes. See the half-timbered houses, the Renaissance Town Hall and the almost fairy tale appearance of the majestic town gates that welcome Rothenburg’s many visitors from near and far.
The tour ends with a return trip to Frankfurt.