Rothenburg Röder alley and St. Mark’s Tower

Rothenburg Röder alley and St. Mark’s Tower


Storks clatter on St. Mark's Tower

A popular photo motif can be found in the middle of medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber: the Rödergasse with the Markusturm and the Rödertor. In the alley is a picturesque fountain as well as remains of the oldest town wall of Rothenburg. These were intended as an extension to today’s Rödertor. The Markus tower dates back to 1172 when the first town wall was built. When a second outer city wall was built in the 14th century, the older fortification had become superfluous. A special eye-catcher is offered to tourists every year in spring: storks regularly nest on the St. Mark’s Tower, which you can not only see but also hear rattling far and wide.


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