|View of the valley from the old city walls that still encircle Rothenburg.|
|City walls and guard towers.|
Thankfully, the local German commander, Major Thommes, had also fallen under Rothenburg's spell and was ready to defy Hitler by brokering a peace agreement. That's the only reason the city stands today. We owe it all to a traveler just like us.
When you visit this remarkable city, you will walk the streets that first enchanted Mrs. McCloy.
Maybe catch a parade.
Stroll through the formal castle gardens and enjoy the flowers as well as the views of the valleys below.
You may want to try to capture the beauty just as Mrs. McCloy did almost a hundred years ago.
...or look to see if the storks are at home today.
When you get tired, stop in one of the charming restaurants gracing almost every street and alley in Rothenburg for a treat.
I doubt you'll be disappointed in what you find.
|Apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.|
In 1948, McCloy was named Honorary Protectorate of Rothenburg.
You can learn about McCloy and much more on the entertaining Night Watchman's Tour. Meet in the Market Place Square at 8:00 (Double-check the time at the tourist office, also on Market Place Square.), March through December. Tour costs €7 and is one of the best experiences you will have in the town!
*Just like Cher or Madonna, only the big stars in Germany like Berlin and Munich have only one name; all the smaller towns seem to have a first and last, and sometimes even a middle, name! Rothenburg ob der Tauber translates to something like Red Village on the Tauber [River].