Medieval Musical Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Bored of the standard city tour? Want to experience a one-of-a-kind experience unique in its class? This tour combines my love of music, the history of Rothenburg, a few laughs and live music as we stroll through the old medieval town. Join me and discover the past through music! IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE:
This booking is for the English tour at 11:45 AM, even if you are reading this in German! The German tour is at 14:45. Booking for the German tour is available on TripAdvisor.
Online bookings are charged a TWO EUR gratuity fee. You may however
simply show up at the following scheduled times listed and pay cash.
The tour cost is 8 EURs for adults & students. Youth, persons between 13 & 18, are 5 EURS. Children under 12 are free. Payable at the start of the tour, cash only. Reservations are not required!
Saturdays at 11:45 AM. April 1st through Oct. 31st.
If a tour must be cancelled because of illness, I will update the tour availability on Trip Advisor and on Facebook.
per adult from
1 hour 30 minutes
What's included :
What's excluded :
- Entry/Admission - Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Rothenburg Town Hall (Rathaus), Marktplatz, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany
Starting point: Market Square/Town Hall
-Introduction to Minnesang (Music of Medieval Germany)
-explanation my character "Margarete von Schwangau"
-explanation of the legend of the Master Draught/Meistertrunk (UNSESCO World Heritage event)
-history of the Glockenspiel at the Market Square
-Live performance of song by medieval/Renaissance composer Oswald von Wolkenstein
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Burggasse 3, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany
St. Johannes Church/Medieval Crime Museum
-See original city wall from the 12th century
-Introduction to medieval chant
-Chant and the Black Death/Plague
-The role of St. Johannes church & surrounding buildings in the medieval period
-Live performance of chant song
Duration: 8 minutes
Stop At: Das Plonlein, Untere Schmiedgasse 16-25, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany
Previous Stop (not available to peg):
An der Eich Observation Deck of the Tauber Valley
-Introduction to medieval composer Wolfram von Eschenbach
-Love and romance in medieval German culture
-Explanation of current location, medieval double bridge, vinyard valley view
-Earthquake of 1356 and Rothenburg
-History of the castle of Rothenburg and the Staufer Dynasty (Hohnstaufer)
-Live performance of a song by Wolfram von Eschenbach
-History of "das Plönlein"
-Explanation of the buildings and current location -1st expansion of the old city wall.
-Trivia about Rothenburg
-Introduction to composer Neidhart von Reuental
-Depiction of the lives of the middle and lower class through lyrics
-Live performace of a song by Neidhart von Reuental
Duration: 8 minutes
Stop At: Die Rossmuhle, Rossmuhlgasse, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany
In between stop, " Linden Tree/Fischturm" not available to peg on map.
-Role of the linden tree in medieval German and modern culture and its significance in Rothenburg's history
-Introduction of composer Walter von der Vogelweide
-Live performance of song Under the Linden by Walter von der Vogelweide
-More about Minnesang (high and low Minnesang), how it evolved through time
-Historical significance of the mill in the center of town (noteworthy Renaissance building)
-Explanation of medieval grain storage practices
Duration: 9 minutes
Stop At: Spitalviertel, Spitalgasse, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany
HOSPITAL QUARTER SQUARE
-Explanation & history of current location -2nd and final expansion of the medieval city wall
-Location of hospital and church and the residence of the staff explained
-Architectural highlights of the Renaissance
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Holy Ghost Church, Spitalgasse 46, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany
-Enter the church to learn about the fascinating life of mystery medieval composer
-Life of nun and composer born in 1098
-Influence of mystery composer on politics, science and Christianity
-Live performance of a work by mystery composer in the church with wonderful acoustics
Duration: 8 minutes
Stop At: Spital Bastion, Rothenburg, Bavaria Germany
SPITALBASTEI/ Hospital Bulwerk/Fortification (Spital Bastion)
-Step inside the Spital-bulwerk, largest and youngest fortification in Rothenburg
-Significance of mentioned historic site
-Learn about the mercenary soldiers, their role in the Renaissance
-Introduction to last composer, who wrote a song for the mercenary soldiers
-Live performance of previous song mentioned
Duration: 8 minutes
Departure Point :Marktpl. 1, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Departure Time :11:45 AM
Return Detail :Spitalbastei, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- This tour takes place outside, where a minimum of 1,5 meters between parties can be maintained. At one point we will enter the church to hear a song. At this time, you will be required to wear the mask for approx. 10 minutes. For tipping, guests and the guide will then again wear masks.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.