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I have walked the walls of Rothenburg several times and have wonderd how many people would man the walls on a cold winter's night. Did the town have an early warning system maybe built on outlying villages and farm houses?

Take the walk of the night wathman tour. There were three. They would blow a horn in an emergency. Reywas92 16:27, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

As an "Army brat" in Germany in the mid-1950s, I lived a short drive from Rothenburg and we visited many times. Part of the fun was watching the clock tower figures perform, part of it was walking the walls, and part of it was having supper at the Eisenhut. Their schnitzel was drool-inducing. I know they're still in operation, but has anyone eaten there recently? Is the food still fantastic, I hope? I've been back to Europe several times over the years, but have never made it back to Rothenburg. --Michael K. Smith 05:09, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

The food still rocks, even for those of us used to Army chow. Give it a visit! LTC (Ret.) David J. Cormier (talk) 00:11, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

A Little Snow Fairy SugarEdit

The Japanese Wikipedia articles state that this town inspired the setting for this anime series.I just don't know where to put this in the article...Ranma9617 00:09, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

A reference in an article on the anime series linking to this article would be most appropriate. An explanation of the anime series would be incomplete without Rothenburg; however, an explanation of Rothenburg is complete without the anime series, no? --Christophernicus 04:07, 11 April 2006 (UTC)


The Trivia section states:

Sometimes mistaken as the town at the end of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). The actual town is Nördlingen, Germany

I always swore that was Rothenburg! Imagine my surprise when we reviewed the film...LTC David J. Cormier (talk) 01:23, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Also, I tried to adde the following: The nearby parish of Detwang was founded first, in 968. The Rothenburg site was settled, but served only as a bone of contention between the Staufen Dukes of Swabia, the See of Wurzburg, the Abbey of Neumunster and the cloister of Colmburg. This was settled for good in 1142 when the first Staufen King, Konrad III, took control of the castle in order to further fortify the heights commanding the Tauber River. By 1150 his sons - Dukes of Swabia - established their residence in the new, more impressive castle.

A bustling town grew outside the castle, which attracted artisans, merchants and members of the noble ministerial class. This town outside the walls was in turn fortified, and by the beginning of the 13th century the town was fully enclosed by a defensive wall. Only the Weisse Turm ("White Tower") and the Markusturm ("Mark's Tower") at the Roderburg gate arch remain today of those walls.

but got an error message stating that this article has a blacklisted link in it - I don't know where. The source of information is Rothenburg ob der Tauber by Dr. Ludwig Schnurrer, Kunstverlag Edm. von Koenig, Heidelberg/Dielheim. LTC David J. Cormier (talk) 02:09, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

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Hi, I found a nice website about Rothenburg ob der Tauber with lots of informations an historical stuff about this old town. Would someone put the link in to the article? Tourist informations What are you thinking about it? greetings from germany --Kobiwankinobi (talk) 13:17, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

somebody please fix thisEdit

There must be some error in this sentence:

"He held court there and appointed reeves as caretaker."

I would fix it myself if I knew what was really right. I have a problem with what appears to be a surname not being capitalized, and with the name being tossed in as if it had already been referenced, which it was not. I hope someone who knows what this is all about will fix these problems. Tupelo the typo fixer (talk) 02:11, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm just going to delete the line. Tupelo the typo fixer (talk) 21:00, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

A reeve is someone who acts as an administrative official in those times. The name, for an English example, "shire reeve" was later shortened to "sheriff", as in the Sheriff of Nottingham. LTC (Ret.) David J. Cormier (talk) 01:31, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I knew there was something wrong with the phrase. One reason why it seemed like an uncapitalized name is because it was followed by the singular "caretaker" rather than the plural "caretakers" otherwise I might have guessed that reeves was a plural form rather than an uncapitalized name. As it was, all I knew was that there had to be SOMETHING wrong with it, and since I didn't know what, all I could do was ask for help, and not getting any for a while, to just delete the phrase. Sometimes a request for help on a talk page is ignored until a change is made on the front page. Tupelo the typo fixer (talk) 17:05, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Timing issue with this pageEdit

This article claims that Battalion Commander Frank Burke ordered soldiers of the 12th Regiment, 4th Division to negotiate the surrender of Rotenburg on April 17, 1945. However, the article on Frank Burke says that on April 17, 1945, he was the Transportation Officer of the Battalion, and was engaged in the actions at Nuremberg for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Nuremberg is 80 km from Rothenburg; this cannot be right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rick.mcgeer (talkcontribs) 00:41, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

This does not say that Burke was in Rothenburg, it says he ordered troops to march to Rothenburg and occupy it. The regiment certainly could have been split up then. Reywas92Talk 01:24, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
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