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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Mühlacker 1, Rothenburg, 91541, Germany

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Overall Rating 99%

Rothenburg on the Tauber hostel is set in a fascinating medieval atmosphere.


Rothenburg Hostel

Hostel Rothenburg

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

If you have ever seen Pinocchio, then you will have an idea of what you will be getting in this part of Germany. Because it is said that this town was the inspiration for the location of Walt Disney’s iconic film which is as popular today as when it was made in 1940. It was also used as the back drop to the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and was used to film some scenes from Harry Potter Deathly Hallows in 2010.

Our hostel in Rothenburg ob der Tauber blends in perfectly with the surrounding buildings from the Middle Ages and is just a 15 minute stroll from all the cultural gems that this city has to offer. History is quite literally on the doorstep of the hostel as visitors can start a walking tour of the city walls from just outside the hostel. There is also a Nightwatchman Walking Tour which takes place during the summer for those wanting to see the city under the cover of darkness.

Those looking for facts and figures could visit the Crime Museum here which has various instruments of torture on display – not for the feint hearted. Or you could also try a visit to the Christmas Museum.

School groups are well catered for at our hostel with three packages which have been specially designed for teachers to make the most out of the area by showing students a Middle Ages programme of history.

Please be advised the hostel is extremely busy when the Taubertal festival comes to town in August as this is the preferred accommodation for festival goers locally.

If you would like to visit this stunning historical city with your group why not make an enquiry now?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Group Packages
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use
  • Experienced Group Activity Assistance

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - Deposit Required
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 13:00
From 14:00 to 22:00
From 14:00 to 18:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +49-9861-94160

Fax. +49-9861-941620

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Mittelalterstadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber (At or next to the hostel)
  • Marktplatz (Less than 500 m)
  • Rothenburger Stadtmauer (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • Nightlife (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
Getting to us

Getting to us

Rail connections to Nuremberg (80km) and Frankfurt (200km).
1km from hostel.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking