Rothenburg ob der Tauber Rothenburg ob der Tauber is an amazingly well-preserved medieval town. A busy street in Rothenburg, with a fortification gate at the end of the street Rothenburg in winter (vertical). Rothenburg Cathedral, on the pilgrimage route to St. James, was begun in 1311. Rothenburg's main Christmas Market is on the town square. Rothenburg's Town Hall dates from 1250. Käthe Wolfahrt, Rothenburg's famous Christmas store (vertical) The Night Watchman leads walking tours through town after dark..