Rothenburg o.d. Tauber

Reiterle Romance


When the snow starts falling, muffling all sounds, Rothenburg ob der Tauber’s medieval old town gets cloaked in soft lights and a special charm. Since the 15th century, advent has been celebrated here with a wonderful Christmas market.

The mythical figure of the Rothenburg “Reiterle” is the namesake for the Reiterlesmarkt. Nobody knows exactly where or how the story of the “Reiterle” originated. Historically, he was considered a messenger from a different world who could be seen in winter, riding through town with the souls of the deceased in tow. People used to be afraid of the “Reiterle,” but today, adults and children look forward to his sight at the Reiterlesmarkt. The “Reiterle” belongs to the Reiterlesmarkt just as hot, mulled wine, old-fashioned, German Christmas cookies, and arts and crafts. The town hall tower is the best place to get a nice view of the market booths surrounding the town hall and on the market square. By the way, it’s always Christmas at the German Christmas Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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    Alle Jahre wieder verwandelt sich das mittelalterliche Rothenburg in ein Wintermärchen. Schon seit dem 15. Jahrhundert wird die festliche Adventszeit durch einen wundervollen Weihnachtsmarkt begleitet. Auf über 500 Jahre gelebte Tradition kann dieser Markt zurückblicken und es hat sich seit ...
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    91541 Rothenburg o.d.T.
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