Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Germany Bavaria)

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2024-06-24 23:57

min: 53 °F (11 °C) / max: 74 °F (24 °C) 58°F
Wind: 62°/ 3.4 m/s  Gust: 9.1 m/sWind: 62°/ 3.4 m/s  Gust: 9.1 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature74 °F / 24 °C
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Port Rothenburg ob der Tauber cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany Bavaria. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

1 June, 2024
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS George Eliot
8 June, 2024
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS George Eliot
11 June, 2024
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Esprit
15 June, 2024
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS George Eliot
21 June, 2024
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Esprit
22 June, 2024
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS George Eliot

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a Tauber River/Main River cruise port and town in Germany's Bavaria state (Mittelfranken/Franconia region, Ansbach district) with population around 11,000. The town is best-known worldwide for downtown's well-preserved medieval buildings. Rothenburg is also on Southern Germany's Romantische Strasse (Romantic Road) - a 350-km / 220 mi long network of roads through the states Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg (between Wurzburg and Fussen).

On river cruises, Rothenburg is accessed via Romantische Strasse (Germany's "Romantic Road"). The route's scenery is marked by small medieval towns, castles and palaces. Following the debarkation in Wurzburg, cruisers are bused to Rothenburg. After touring the Old Town follows a short drive to Ochsenfurt (Main River) where they reboard the cruise ship at lunchtime. In the afternoon, cruise tourists usually enjoy free time exploration in Ochsenfurt then return to the boat to continue the voyage.

Rothenburg (translated "red fortress") is also famous for its scenic location - on a plateau overlooking River Tauber (tributary of Main River). The settlement was built around the 10th-century Rothenburg Castle. The fortress was owned by the Counts of Comburg-Rothenburg between 950-1116 AD. The town became Freie Reichsstadt (Free Imperial City / self-ruling) in 1274. In the following centuries, it was developed as market town and largely expanded. Rothenburg also became a pilgrimage destination following the building in 14th-century of a Franciscan Monastery, Holy Ghost Hospital, St Jakobskirche (St James Church / early16th-century) and Heilig Blut (Holy Blood).

During the Holy Roman Empire (800-1806 AD), Rothenburg was one of empire's 20 largest cities, with population around 20,000 and a surrounding territory of approx 390 km2 (150 mi2). However, during the Thirty Years War (1618-48), in 1631 the town was plundered by Catholic League forces, then in 1634 devasted by a bubonic plague outbreak. These events caused the town to stop growing, thus perfectly preserving its 17th-century infrastructure and architecture.

Rothenburg's best-known tourist attractions and landmarks include museums (Kriminalmuseum/Criminal, Reichsstadtmuseum/Imperial City, Puppen und Spielzeugmuseum/Doll and Toy, Schafertanzmuseum/Shepherds Dance, Weihnachtsmuseum/Christmas, Handwerkerhaus/Craft House), 16th-17th-century buildings (St James Church, Town Wall, Plonlein, Spitalbastei/bastion, St.-Wolfgangs-Kirche/fortified church, St Blasius Kapelle/chapel), Toppler Castle, Tauber Bridge, Wildbad Rothenburg (20th-century spa hotel, Altes Brauhaus (brewing house), Rodertor Gate, Detwang (St Peter und Paul Kirche/church), Old Smithy and Town Hall, Franziskanerkloster (Franciscan Friary/church).

As cruise port, Rothenburg is regularly included in the schedule of Viking River Cruises - world's largest river cruise company by fleet (vessel number) and passenger capacity. In 2019, the riverport was included in the schedules of the riverboats (patented Viking Longship-class inland cruisers) Mimir, Baldur, Vili, Skirnir, Magni, Ve, Bragi, Modi, Tir, Skadi. Other major European cruise companies with itineraries visiting Rothenburg included Scylla Cruises via the boat charters (cruisetour operators) Tauck (ship Esprit) and Riviera Travel (ship Jane Austen). Next tables show some of the Rothenburg-inclusive itineraries as riverport sequences and lowest prices per person (based on double occupancy).

(Viking) 14-day itinerary between homeports Budapest and Amsterdam, prices from ~USD 4800 pp

Date / TimePort
22-23 Jul (overnight)Departing from Budapest, Hungary
24 JulDanube River
24 Jul - 25 Jul (overnight)Vienna, Austria
26 JulDurnstein, Austria
26 JulMelk, Austria
27 JulPassau, Germany
28 JulRegensburg, Germany
28 JulMain-Danube Canal, Germany
29 JulNuremberg, Germany
30 JulBamberg, Germany
30 JulRothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
31 JulMiltenberg, Germany
31 JulWurzburg, Germany
01 AugRhine Gorge, Germany
01 AugMain River
02 AugKoblenz, Germany
03 AugCologne, Germany
04 AugKinderdijk, Holland
04 AugRhine River
05 AugArriving in Amsterdam, Holland

(Tauck) 21-day itinerary between homeports Amsterdam and Bucharest, prices from ~USD 12,000 pp

Date / TimePort
11-12 Aug (overnight)Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
13 AugCologne, Germany
14 AugRudesheim, Germany
15 AugRothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
16 AugWurzburg, Germany
17 AugBamberg, Germany
18 AugNuremberg, Germany
19 AugRegensburg, Germany
20 AugPassau, Germany
21 AugMelk, Austria
22 AugVienna, Austria
23 AugBratislava, Slovakia
24-25 Aug (overnight)Budapest, Hungary
26 AugKalocsa, Hungary
27 AugNovi Sad, Serbia
28 AugBelgrade, Serbia
29 AugIron Gate, Serbia-Romania
30 AugRuse, Bulgaria
31 AugCernavoda, Romania
01 SepArriving in Bucharest, Romania

(Riviera Travel) 7-day itinerary between homeports Mainz and Nuremberg, prices from ~USD 2000 pp

Date / TimePort
19-20 Jun (overnight)Departing from Mainz, Germany
21 JunMiltenberg, Germany
22 JunWurzburg, Germany
23 JunRothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
24 JunBamberg, Germany
25-26 Jun (overnight)Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany
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