When trying to reach this gem of a town, some travelers have suddenly discovered themselves at a Rothenburg somewhere else in Germany. To avoid the confusion, make sure to ask for a ticket to “Rothenburg ob der Tauber.”
BY TRAIN -- Rothenburg ob der Tauber is connected with hourly trains to the junction of Steinach, which has frequent connections to Würzburg (total trip time: 1 hr.) The trip to Munich take 3 hours, 2 1/2 hours to Frankfurt. For information, call tel. 01805/996633 or visit www.bahn.com.
BY BUS -- For bus service along the Romantic Road, see “Bus Tours of the Romantic Road”. Regular long-distance buses service Rothenburg from Frankfurt, Würzburg, Augsburg, and Munich, as well as Füssen. For information and reservations, call the Frankfurt terminal number (tel. 069/7903261 in Frankfurt). Regional bus service is provided by OVF Omnibusverkehr Franken GmbH, Nelson-Mandela-Platz 18, D-90159 Nürnberg (tel. 0911/430570; www.ovf.de).
BY CAR -- Access by car is the A7 from Würzburg.
Rothenburg Tourismus Service, on the Marktplatz (tel. 09861/404800; www.rothenburg.de), is open November to April, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and Saturday 10am to 1pm; May to October, Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.