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Die Rossmuhle, Rothenburg

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#16 of 20 in Historic Sites in Rothenburg
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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  • On one of our many walks around the city we came across the very impressive building with the interesting roof . It is obviously a few hundred years old and was built to provide a back up if the... 
    On one of our many walks around the city we came across the very impressive building with the interesting roof . It is obviously a few hundred years old and was built to provide a back up if the...  more »
  • This beautiful old mill building is now a Youth Hostel, noticeable with all of the "eyebrow" windows on the roof, it is definitely worth a visit while walking through Rothenburg. Perhaps a stay if... 
    This beautiful old mill building is now a Youth Hostel, noticeable with all of the "eyebrow" windows on the roof, it is definitely worth a visit while walking through Rothenburg. Perhaps a stay if...  more »
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  • If you want to know something more, continue reading: Built in 1516 as a corn mill, the Rossmuhle worked with 16 horses instead of using hydraulic energy like other mills in the riverside area. The Great Mill is one of the best buildings to photograph in Rothenburg and I love the curved harbor windows in the roof. At one point, the mill was said to be the largest in southern Germany before time, technology and an eventual fire caught up with it. Since 1957, which was renovated, the old mill now serves as a youth hostel and is one of the most reasonably priced hotels in the city. Passing the old horse mill along the wall, you will find Rothenburg's famous linden tree. Planted in 1587, it is one of the oldest trees in the city. The small wooden door below the Fish Tower (Fischturm) has an ancient sign marking the planting of the now gnarled tree. The Liden trees have been a source of pride in the region, as Walther von der Vogelweide, who was the most famous German lyric poet of the early Middle Ages, wrote a poem about love around 1200 called Under the Linden Tree. . If you liked it, please like it, thank you.
  • Beautiful building, a tour of the Spital district is worthwhile!

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