The best memory some people have of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is following the cloaked night watchman with his lantern and halberd through the quiet cobblestone streets of the old town, as he recounts historical episodes of hardship in the medieval days. From mid-March to December, he makes his rounds from the Marktplatz at 8pm in English and 9:30pm in German, with a fee of 7€ for adults and 4€ for children 17 and under.

The most idyllic place to go in the evening is Unter den Linden, at Kurze Steige 7B (tel. 09861/5909), a cafe-bar on the River Tauber. You reach it by going under the arch at St. Jakobskirche and following Klingengasse through the town gate, heading down a path to Detwang. The cafe is open April to October, daily 10am to 10pm, but it shortens its hours in winter, depending on weather.

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