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Tips on Avoiding Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tourist Traps

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tourist Traps

Although many tourists say the entire town is a tourist trap, Germany’s go-to Christmas decor town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a special place in Bavaria. To avoid the tourist traps, find the less touristic activities in town.

Stay Off the Main Roads in the Daytime

Since the town seems to draw more and more tourists each year, many of the local shops cater to that by increasing their stock of Christmas ornaments and trinkets. Tourists throng in the streets all day long, making navigating the streets quite difficult. To still visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber and avoid tourist traps, take a walk on the wall surrounding the city to get a view of the Tauber Valley. Or go for a drive along the Romantic Road outside of town. You can also visit the Castle Garden or the Medieval Criminal Museum in an effort to steer clear of areas where tourists congregate.

Avoid Entering the Kathe Wohlfahrt Store

This store is known for its year-round Christmas theme. No one is allowed to even take pictures inside. You can find thousands of ornaments starting at about seven euros, both authentic German and cheap American designs. However, if you truly want to avoid tourist traps, this is one store you are best looking at the front of and walking right past.

Adjust Your Mindset

One other way to avoid tourists traps here is to simply change the way you see the town. If you don’t think of it as a tourist trap and expect to be bombarded with crowds, you are likely to have a good time no matter how many annoying people or cheap goods you encounter.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about avoiding tourist traps in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

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