Holidays in Dinkelsbuehl
The former Free Imperial town of Dinkelsbühl, with its distinctive townscape, lies in the idyllic Wörnitz Valley. It´s perfectly preserved town walls and magnificent patrician houses are a reminder of Dinkelsbühl´s glorious era in the 15th and 16th century.
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Dinkelsbühl’s industrious craftsmen and flourishing trading activities enhanced its wealth, with the town’s fortifications and 16 towers providing protection from attack. St. George’s Minster, one of the most beautiful hall churches in South Germany, was built at the intersection of the old trade routes. Artists discovered the picturesque nooks, crannies and alleyways of the old town in the last century and now visitors from all over the world love visiting this unique medieval town with its vibrant flair.
Location / Getting there
omantic Road / Bavaria; by car: A7 autobahn Würzburg/Ulm, Dinkelsbühl/Fichtenau exit; B25 “Romantic Road” tourist route; by rail: to Crailsheim (22 km), Ansbach (42 km), Nuremberg (90 km) then bus/car; ”Romantic Road” coach route, daily service from April to October (Deutsche Touring, Tel.: +49 (0) 69-79 03 251, email@example.com ); airports: Frankfurt/Main (230km), Munich (235 km), Nuremberg (100 km)
Places of Interest
St. George´s Minster (1448-1499), one of the most beautiful wide-aisled late Gothic churches in South Germany, built 1448-1499, highly decorated altars, stonework of the ”pretzel” window, from the tower of the Minster there is a beautiful view over the historic town (Opening hours: May-September, Sat/Sun, in summertime, groups on request); Almshouse founded in 1280; Museum of History (Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.); Rothenburg Tower Gate; Debtors´Prison and the Rothenburger Pond, one of Dinkelsbühl´s most picturesque views; Corn Storehouses (Youth Hostel); House of the Teutonic Order, build in Baroque style (1764), Nördlinger Gate (1400) with Town Mill, now Museum of the Third Dimension (Opening hours: April-Oct.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. / Nov.-March: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. & Sun. / 26. Dec.-06. Jan. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.); Bäuerlin Tower famous half-timbered house, landmark of the town; Wörnitz Gate the oldest of the four city gates; Old Town Hall (1361), Carmelite Monastery built in historic style; Wine Market with five magnificent gabled buildings (dating from around 1600); Hezelhof and its picturesque inner courtyard.