Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken, the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town. The name "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" means, in German, "Red fortress above the Tauber". This is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River.
This town that survived The Thirty Years Wars of early sixteen hundreds and the bombings of the Second World War. Therefore its medieval walls are still intact as well as all of its beautiful German architecture.
There is a great deal of "Half-Timbered" construction in this town or Fachwerk as is known in Germany. Many people in the States refer to his as "Tudor Style" but it is actually quite common throughout northern Europe.