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Where to stay in Rothenburg

Classic view of the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber illuminated in beautiful evening twilight during blue hour at dusk, Bavaria, Germany

Whether you are driving the Romantic Road or just looking to experience a quaint German village, a visit to Rothenburg ob der Tauber is in order. While many travelers visit Rothenburg Germany on a day trip from Nuremburg, it’s well worth an overnight stay so you can experience the magic of Rothenburg without the day trip crowds.

You may even fall in love with one of the many Rothenburg ob der Tauber hotels and decide to stay a bit longer! First, let’s review your choices for where to stay in Rothenburg and then you can choose the best accommodation in Rothenburg for you. Keep in mind, you can walk across the city in under 30 minutes, so you can freely choose your hotel based on budget and style. 

We will cover off all types of Rothenburg accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Rothenburg hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Rothenburg, the best Rothenburg hotels, best places in Rothenburg to visit, the best places to stay in Rothenburg, hotels near Rothenburg attractions, Rothenburg neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays.

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Where to stay near Rothenburg Central Station

Rothenburg is a fairly small town, so if you want to stay in Rothenburg proper, it’s best to stay in one of the Rothenburg hotels near Rothenburg ob der Tauber Central Station on the east side of downtown. Staying near the center is the best area for tourists because you will be in walking distance of nearly everything in Rothenburg. If you are driving the Romantic Road, it’s nice to stretch your legs and take a break from the car for a few days.

There is almost always a fun festival going on in Rothenburg, including amazing Christmas markets, so you choose a centrally located hotel, enjoy a few delicious German beers and find your way home on foot without worrying about driving. As with many European cities, the highest concentration of budget-friendly accommodation will be closest to the central station. 

Where to Stay in Near Rothenburg ob der Tauber Central Station

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels near Rothenburg Central Station
JH Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Budget Hotels near Rothenburg Central Station
Hotel Rothenburger Hof
Gasthof Post
Gastehaus Eberlein
Pension Hofmann – Schmoelzer

Mid range Hotels near Rothenburg Central Station
Hotel Merian Rothenburg
Hotel-Garni Hornburg
Hotel Rappen Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Zimmervermietung Michelangelo

Family Friendly Hotels near Rothenburg Central Station
Mittermeiers Alter Ego
Pension Hofmann – Schmoelzer
Villa Mittermeier
Pension Becker

Affordable Luxury Hotels near Rothenburg Central Station
Romantik Hotel Markusturm

View cityscape of German people walking on the footpath and biking bicycle with Traffic road and classic building

Where to stay near Klingentor

On the western edge of the center of Rothenburg is Klingentor, the 16th-century medieval tower looming over Rothenburg at the original city gate. With similarly easy access to the center of town, this area lies near the Tauber River and Burggarten, which offer family-friendly recreational opportunities when the weather is agreeable. If you are coming for Taubertal Festival, it’s held just across the river, and the Rothenburg Museum is just a few minutes’ walk from Klingentor. 

Where to Stay in Near Klingentor

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels near Klingentor
JH Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Budget Hotels near Klingentor
Hotel Am weissen Turm
Pension Elke
Pension Hofmann – Schmoelzer
Pension Fuchsmuehle

Mid range Hotels near Klingentor
Hotel Herrnschloesschen
Hotel BurgGartenpalais
Hotel Klosterstueble
Burghotel

Family Friendly Hotels near Klingentor
Hotel Eisenhut
Hotel-Gasthof Goldener Greifen
AKZENT Hotel Schranne
Glocke Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels near Klingentor
Hotel Goldener Hirsch
Romantik Hotel Markusturm

Street scene in the medieval German town Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Where to stay near Gedeckte Brücke

On the south side of Rothenburg is Gedeckte Brücke, which translates as “covered bridge.” From this area, you can easily reach certain passages of the city wall, and even go inside or on top of the wall at certain points. The historic town hall is located in this part of town, as well as many budget-friendly accommodation options. And while Rothenburg Central Station is just a 15-minute walk, there is a bus stop just minutes away that can quickly whisk you wherever you need to go. 

Where to Stay in Near Gedeckte Brücke

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels near Gedeckte Brücke
JH Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Budget Hotels near Gedeckte Brücke
Hotel Am weissen Turm
Hotel Rothenburger Hof
Gasthof Post
Pension Fuchsmuehle

Mid range Hotels near Gedeckte Brücke
Boutiquehotel Goldene Rose
Das Ladle – Pension Hess
Hotel “Am Siebersturm”
Hotel Cafe Uhl

Family Friendly Hotels near Gedeckte Brücke
Gasthaus Alter Keller
Hotel Herrnschloesschen
Hotel Garni Kreuzerhof
Altes Brauhaus

A wooden covered bridge in Rothenburg Germany

Where to stay near Galgentor

On the northeast side of Rothenburg lies another medieval tower that anchors the city walls circling the town. Rothenburg Central Station is only a ten-minute walk from Galgentor. Many Rothenburg hotels sit just outside the city walls here, leaving plentiful options for selecting where to stay. Several restaurants and shops also line the streets here, meaning you will not go bored if you choose to stay near Galgentor. 

Where to Stay in Near Galgentor

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels near Galgentor
JH Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Budget Hotels near Galgentor
Pension Elke
Hotel Rothenburger Hof
Hotel Gasthof Zur Linde
Pension Hofmann – Schmoelzer

Mid range Hotels near Galgentor
Burghotel
Hotel Eisenhut
Romantik Hotel Markusturm
Villa Mittermeier

Family Friendly Hotels near Galgentor
Hotel-Gasthof Goldener Greifen
Glocke Hotel
Tilman Riemenschneider Hotel
Hotel Schwarzes Ross

Medieval town of Rothenburg in Bavaria

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Where to stay in Rothenburg

Where to stay in Rothenburg

Where to stay in Rothenburg

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!