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.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop 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 minutesStop 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 minutesStop 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 minutesStop 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 minutesStop 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 minutesStop 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 minutesStop 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
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"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."
Duração: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Ponto de partida:
Marktpl. 1, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Cancelamentos e reembolsos:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.