Journey back to a town frozen in time. For a dream-like visit to the best of medieval Europe, visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber. “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” translates to “Red fortress above the Tauber." Historians speculate that the town was named for the scenic red roofs on its perfectly preserved medieval buildings, which all overlook the beautiful Tauber river, or perhaps it is a play on a medieval German word for to the town’s traditional linen crafts. Whether you are admiring its castle-like walls the town from nearby hills, seeing strange medieval artifacts such as the “ducking stool,” or simply enjoying a stroll down cobblestone streets, Rothenburg ob der Tauber truly provides an inimitable experience.