Rodertor, Rothenburg

For sweeping views across Rothenburg, climb to the top of Rodertor, part of the old city gate. Most visitors come to this town to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of bygone medieval days, and this structure draws big crowds with its 360-degree panorama, especially popular at sunset. Centuries ago the city executioner lived in this neighborhood and carried out harsh sentences in the moat just below the tower. Partially destroyed during World War II, the meticulously restored tower now serves as a romantic entrance into the city. Follow the medieval town wall, and don't forget to bring your camera. Put Rodertor at the forefront of your travel plans using our Rothenburg travel planner.
Create an itinerary including Rodertor
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Rodertor Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
169 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The town survived WWII with little damage. The walled city is typical German - beautiful and waiting to be photographed. Take in the entire city wall if you visit.  more »
  • Just like you can't leave home without it - you must take in this site and snap many pictures. Like the rest of the city it is so iconic.  more »
Places to stay near Rodertor

Plan your trip to Rothenburg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Rothenburg

See all ›
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:30 min
4.7
Duration:30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min

Side trips from Rothenburg

4.7
Duration:2 h
4.5
Duration:1 h
3.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:1 h 30 min

Historic Sites in Rothenburg

See all ›
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Rothenburg

4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in Rothenburg

4.8
Duration:1 h
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:1 h 30 min