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Guided Rothenburg Day Trip from Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Experience the fairy-tale beauty of Rothenburg on a full-day tour from Frankfurt. Travel into the heart of Bavaria to this treasured medieval city, renowned for its beautifully preserved homes and Renaissance attractions like the formidable town hall. Enjoy included access to St Jacob’s Church or Rothenburg's Medieval Crime Museum, then stroll the town’s cobblestone lanes and soak up the essence of small-town Germany.
  • Full-day trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber from Frankfurt
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Rothenburg's Old Town, led by an expert guide
  • Entrance fees to either St Jacob's Church or the Rothenburg Medieval Crime Museum included
  • Bring your camera for photos of Rothenburg's pretty half-timbered houses that epitomise medival Germany
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Visit the Rothenburg Christmas Market when traveling in the month before Christmas
Journey back in time with a 9-hour trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. You day begins with morning pickup in central Frankfurt. Meet your local guide, grab a seat in the comfortable coach and relax for the approximate 2-hour scenic ride along Germany's famous Castle Road.

You’ll arrive in Rothenburg by mid-morning. Touted as Germany’s best-preserved medieval town, Rothenburg is a window into the past. Follow your guide on a city tour along cobbled streets to view stunning landmarks like the town’s signature half-timbered houses, the old city walls and town gates, the Renaissance town hall and St Jacob’s Church. 

Your trip includes entrance to the 500-year-old church, where you’ll learn fascinating facts about the building and the church’s famous Holy Bloody Altar. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, choose instead to redeem your free entrance pass at Rothenberg's Medieval Crime Museum.

After your tour and some independent exploring, re-board your coach for the return ride to Frankfurt, arriving in the evening. 

Note: Have the good fortune of traveling to Rothenburg between November 25 and December 23? Be sure to visit the town’s splendid Christmas markets, featuring over 100 decorated stalls selling handcrafted goods and edibles. Shop, sample seasonal treats and experience German Christmas tradition.
Stop At:  
Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)
In your leisure time visit the fascinating Medieval Crime Museum
Duration: 30 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Marvel at half-timbered houses, city gates and the mighty Renaissance Town Hall.
Duration: 30 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)
See St. Jacobs Chruch with the wood carved altar by Tilman Riemenschneider.
Duration: 30 Minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included

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Reviews by Viator travelers
, Nov 2019
Thomas was great - we had plenty of time to walk around by ourselves and with the group. It was also a small group and that helped.
Really good!!
, Nov 2019
Our guide Sebastian was brilliant, full of knowledge and really enjoyable company. Rothenburg is a very amazing place to visit, highly recommended!
Very Good Tour
Kim C
, Nov 2019
1.5-2 hour drive but worth it to see medieval walled city. We arrived a few weeks too early for Famous Christmas Market which apparent is not to be missed. Only 6 of us along with very nice and knowledgeable tour guide who really went out of his way to assure we all had a wonderful time.
Add says see the country side - All...
howard w
, Feb 2018
Add says see the country side - All travel was through Fast AutoBahn taking every journey to and from about 2 hours... About 4 hours spent travelling. Add says total tour is 9 hours - they were late - left 15 min late, then stopped for fuel, so reached Rothenburg time for lunch, then tour guide said to meet at 3:30 to head back - so our total time was 7 1/2 hours vs the 9. and two hours were in the museum, then time for lunch, so not much time to see the city. Tourist information closed at 1pm and no one told us when we got there they were closed and we had questions - when leaving we saw the grave yard - no one told us - we went to track my wife's family tree - Tour guide was very friendly - talked on the way, and paid our way into the Mid Evil Museum - so not really a tour just a ride there and back. - he did suggest a place to eat that was good, and showed us a bakery that was good.
I ended up doing the nueschwanstein...
Meggan F
, Sep 2017
I ended up doing the nueschwanstein and Rothenburg day tour and it was phenomenal. Peter (older gentleman) was our guide and since there were only 3 of us we were able to travel in a very nice, new, and clean Mercedes! Peter was a great guide and very knowledgeable. I had an amazing trip!
Nice city.. amazing experience if...
Rogers R
, Sep 2017
Nice city.. amazing experience if you love Middle Age issues. Price is a little expensive considering that is just the transport and a brief introduction to history about village.. All travel was through Fast AutoBahn taking every journey to and from about 2 hours... About 4 hours spent travelling.
Jack, our tour guide, was excellent...
Trisha C
, May 2017
Jack, our tour guide, was excellent. On the way to Rothenburg from Frankfurt he gave us a ton of information both on Frankfurt and the surrounding area. The tour of Rothenburg was fast, but we loved having the opportunity to explore and eat some of the local food. Rothenburg itself is a must visit While it's definitely a touristy town, I can understand why. The buildings are so beautiful and there are a variety of shops worth visiting. The drive was 2 hours in a small van. The tour groups don't get larger than 8 people, and they provide you with bottles of water and sandwiches, which I wasn't expecting.
The road was beautiful and we were...
Ronit B
, Jul 2016
The road was beautiful and we were lucky and unlucky. There were alot of traffic so we took the country roads. I saw 3 foxes in a field. But because of the long drive the visit to the beautiful town was shorten and it is a pity. Richard was amazingly knowlagable and kind.
We were surprised to find that our...
Jennifer C. B
, Jul 2016
We were surprised to find that our tour was a private one aboard a small 8 seat Mercedes for just our family of 4 - a pleasant surprise. Our tour guide was phenomenal (Boris) with lots of local knowledge and perfect English. Rothenberg was beautiful - just like the pictures in a storybook.
The time spent going around...
Oliver James N
, Apr 2016
The time spent going around Rothenburg was too long. The package is also too expensive. It should have been bundled up with another area of interest given the time and money spent going out of town.

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