Rothenburg ob der Tauber是德国巴伐利亚在“Mittelfranken的Ansbach”（中的Franconia）地区的一个城镇。以其保存完好的中世纪老城区而闻名，是来自世界各地游客的目的地。它是德国南部受欢迎的浪漫之路的一部分。Rothenburg是从中世纪的末到1803年的一个自由御的城市。于德语，它的名字意味着“Tauber上方的红色堡垒”。这是因为该镇位于俯瞰着Tauber河的高原上。
访问Rothenburg的每个人都会知道“传奇的杯”的故事。它指出，在1631年，在“三十年”的战争期间，Rothenburg市长救出了他的城市，使其免遭破坏, 因为他对部队的大将赢下一场赌注，哪些想掠夺城市：他一口气一杯酒（3.25升）得喝。他成功了，城市得救了。来自世界各地吸引无数游客的9月重大的节“Der Meistertrunk”，是基于这个富有想象力的传奇。但是在古记事里，这个事件没有痕迹！事实上，它在十九世纪被捏造，唯一的目的是吸引新的游客。
On the way back from the Frankfurt book fair, I stopped in this amazing old village for a walk and some shots 🙂
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of “Ansbach of Mittelfranken” (Middle Franconia), region of Bavaria, Germany. It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world.
It is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern Germany. Rothenburg was a Free Imperial City from the late Middle Ages to 1803.
The name means in German “Red fortress above the Tauber”. This is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River. As to the name “Rothenburg”, it comes from the German words rot (red) and burg (burgh, medieval fortified settlement), referring to the red colour of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river. The name may also refer to the process of retting (“rotten” in German) flax, for linen production.
Middle Ages~ as you can deduce from these data, the constitution of the village is really ancient: in 950, the weir system in today’s castle garden was constructed by the Count of Comburg-Rothenburg. In 1070, the same Count built Rothenburg castle on the mountain top high in its current position.
Everyone visiting Rothenburg will know the story of the “Legendary Drink”. It states that in 1631, during the Thirty Years’ War, the mayor of Rothenburg rescued his city from destruction by winning a bet with the general of the troops, who were about to plunder the city: he had to drink up a wine stein (of 3.25 liters) in a single sip. He succeeded and the city was saved. The great September festival “Der Meistertrunk”, which attracts countless tourists every year from the world, is based on this imaginative legend. But in old chronicles there’s no trace of this event! In fact, it was pulled out of the air in the 1800s with the only aim to attract new visitors.