Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Bavaria  /  Franconia  /  Middle Franconia  /  Rothenburg  /  Spital Bastion

Spital Bastion, Rothenburg

4.6
#9 of 22 in Historic Sites in Rothenburg
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Spital Bastion
A major medieval landmark in Rothenburg, Spital Bastion once represented a key part of the city's network of defensive fortifications. Constructed in the 1580s, the bastion stands on the site of a much earlier structure, which served a similar defensive purpose during the 13th century. The well-preserved fortification features an unusual design resembling a figure eight, with two courtyards and an adjacent moat. Explore the various gates and walkways, and look for the inscription over the main gate, which translates to, "Peace to those who enter, farewell to those who leave." By using our Rothenburg trip itinerary app, you can arrange your visit to Spital Bastion and other attractions in Rothenburg.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Spital Bastion reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
108 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Spital part of the town has been built at late middle ages. Due to strategic tip location they had to build entire fortress instead of small tower and gate. There is also very nice small (romantic... 
    Spital part of the town has been built at late middle ages. Due to strategic tip location they had to build entire fortress instead of small tower and gate. There is also very nice small (romantic...  more »
  • I exited Rothenburg via the Spital Bastion. It was getting dark so just a quick visit. Looked very cool! Interesting architecture too! 
    I exited Rothenburg via the Spital Bastion. It was getting dark so just a quick visit. Looked very cool! Interesting architecture too!  more »

Plan your trip to Rothenburg

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip