Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a village in the area of Ansbach of Mittelfranken , the Franconia region of Bavaria in Germany. It is famous for its well-protected medieval old town. It is a destination for visitors from all over the world. It is part of the famous Romantic Road in the course of southern Germany. Rothenburg was a Free Imperial City from the late middle Ages to 1803.
The name “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” denotes “Red fortress above the Tauber” in German. This is so because the town is situated on a plateau ignoring the Tauber River. As to the name “Rothenburg”, few state it comes from the German words Rot (Red) and Burg (burgh, medieval fortified settlement), consigning to the red colour of the tops of the houses which ignore the river. The name may as well demote to the procedure of retting (“rotten” in German) flax for linen production.