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Germany Markusturm/Röderbogen, Rothenburg

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You will find a beautiful view of the “Röderbogen” and the 27 meter-tall Markus Tower at the corner of “Rödergasse”/”Paradeisgasse”. The tower, built around 1200, was used as a prison until 1844, and you can still find remains of the old pillory at the tower’s south side. The “Röderbogen”, an elevated extension of the wall-walk and presumably part of a former, mightier gate and building with portcullis and a drawbridge, was erected around 1560.

Photography Tips

The best opportunity to get a tourist-free image is the early morning, but nonetheless the evening blue hour is my favorite daytime to photograph this subject. With a little bit of luck you might get some beautiful colored clouds, given the westward viewing direction.
For more information about other great Rothenburg photo locations, the history of the photographed buildings and additional remarks about the postprocessing feel free to have a look at my recently published article on my website:
https://www.bilderschmied.com/tips-rothenburg-beyond-the-ploenlein

Travel Information

There are five main parking areas (P1-P5) around the city walls, providing space for roughly 1,000 vehicles and quick access to the old town. In my opinion the fee of € 5,50 for a day ticket is quite reasonable.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Daytime & sunset
Sunrise & Sunset 05:33 - 21:18 | current local time: 13:15
Photo Themes Old Town Street Photography village

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Thank you Ade Herlandie for creating this photo spot in Germany and Bilderschmied, Luca Steinmann, Mia Pflieger for improving it with additional photos or content.
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