Rothenburg

Tasty Twists

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The best-known culinary treat from the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the so-called “Rothenburger Schneeballen.” This is a pastry characterized by strips of dough twisted around each other.

The resulting balls are fried in hot oil and then covered with powdered sugar, making them look like snowballs, hence their name. For variety, they are sometimes covered in a glaze or filled. Then they are called “Rothenburger Tauberkugeln.” Rothenburg’s south-facing slopes are home to vineyards and the local wine is quite good. It is the main attraction for the annual “Rothenburger Weindorf” wine festival where guests are treated with a variety of gourmet treats in the medieval downtown area.

Historic Master Drink

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The story goes that the historic master drink was what saved the city from destruction by marauding Swedish troops during the Thirty Years' War. The city saving drink consisted of wine but that doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy some amazing beers in this town today.

One local brewery is located in Reichelshofen outside the historical, medieval city limits. The “Landwehrbräu” has been in business since at least 1755 and one of its brews is named after the most famous mayor of the city, Heinrich Toppler. Rothenburg itself used to be home to the “Altes Brauhaus” brewery. The building now houses a hotel and restaurant where you can enjoy a nightcap in style.

Sweet Christmas treats

The displays of Rothenburg bakeries are loaded with “Schneeballen,” or snowballs at christmas time. They are a local specialty of cookie dough twists that form a ball. The “Schneeballen” are then covered with powdered sugar making them look like their frozen namesake.

Culinary Events in Rothenburg (4 matches)

  • Culinary events

    Rothenburg o.d.T.

    Glocken Gala

    November 10th, 2018

    Kirchplatz
    91541 Rothenburg o.d.T.
    Germany
    Tel.: +49 9861/404-800
    Fax +49 9861/404-529
  • Culinary events

    Rothenburg o.d.T.

    Glocken Gala

    November 17th, 2018

    Kirchplatz
    91541 Rothenburg o.d.T.
    Germany
    Tel.: +49 9861/404-800
    Fax +49 9861/404-529
  • Wine event

    Rothenburg o.d.T.

    Rothenburger Winzerfest mit offener Kellertür

    July 21st, 2018 - July 22nd, 2018

    Kirchplatz
    91541 Rothenburg o.d.T.
    Germany
    Tel.: +49 9861/404-800
    Fax +49 9861/404-529
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    Wine event

    Rothenburg o.d.T.

    Wine Village Rothenburg

    August 15th, 2018 - August 19th, 2018

    The wine festival of the medieval, imperial city; Local eating establishments have teamed up with winegrowers from all over Franconia to offer you a great selection of quality Franconian wines as well as a fine selection of culinary treats.
    Kirchplatz
    91541 Rothenburg o.d.T.
    Germany
    Tel.: +49 9861/404-800
    Fax +49 9861/404-529