When you pass through the Rödertor Gate, your eye will first light on the two customs and watch huts with their pointed roofs. These flank the outer gate of the Rödertor Gate. The outer bailey stretches behind this. Attackers who had successfully reached the outer bailey could also be fended off from the side towers.
The main tower is the oldest part of the gate complex. It dates back to the 13th century, while the half-timbered upper level was added later.
There is a large climbing and adventure playground to the north, under the shadow of the town walls.
Besides the tower of the town hall (Rathausturm), the Röder Tower is the only accessible tower in the Town of Rothenburg. Its name comes from the "curia rode" and it has always been an important signalling post tower.
Since April 2017 the Röderturm can be visited as one of only two towers in Rothenburg. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm the tower is opened and offers a magnificent view of the old town and the surrounding countryside of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Admission: 1,50 € adults / 1,00 € children
Verein Alt-Rothenburg e.V.
c/o Stadtarchiv, Milchmarkt 2
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone +49 9861 709768