Medieval Musical Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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, live music, and a few laughs as we stroll through the old medieval town. Join me and discover the past through music!

This booking is for the English tour, even if you are reading this in German! Booking for the German tour is available on TripAdvisor.

Children under 12 are free and are not included as paying participants.

This is a one man band ;) That means, if I happen to be ill, I have no substitute. You will be notified as soon as possible of any cancelations.

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

-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
-Tour ends

Duration: 8 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"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 20 travelers"
"This tour takes place outside, where a minimum of 1,5 meters between parties can be maintained for cautious guests."

Start Time: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Deutsche Führung 4/11/2022 - 10/31/2022
Tuesday:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday:10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday:10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday:10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Sunday:01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Tour in English 4/11/2022 - 10/31/2022
Tuesday:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday:10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday:10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday:10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday:10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Sunday:01:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Duration: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
Start location: Marktpl. 1, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Guide

Not Included

  • Entry/Admission - Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)


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