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Address: Roderschut, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany

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Pleasant surprise walking the Rothenburg wall

In a city of beautiful buildings, this is quite eye catching while walking the wall. Not exactly city centre like Das Plonlien, but a nice find along the way

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a city of beautiful buildings, this is quite eye catching while walking the wall. Not exactly city centre like Das Plonlien, but a nice find along the way

Thank codym481
Lexington, South Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Gerlachschmiede has the distinction of being a truly triangular building. We were there early one morning, so weren't able to go inside, but it is right up against the town wall near one the better-known gates.

Thank RuthinSC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Gerlachschmiede is also as popular as Das Plonlein for it photogenic qualities. When you enter through the Rodertor turn left and follow the wall for just a little ways. This house will be behind you on your right hand side. I actually walked past it and when I asked for directions, the gentleman pointed behind me. You can also... More 

Thank jehenson81
Bernville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This Gerlachschmiede or Old Forge is a pretty building. You can pass it on the street or see it from the walls. I took plenty of photos of it. It is near the Rodertor. Definitely, get a photo.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I walked past Markusturm (highly recommended) to get here, and though it was OK to look at, but then I walked along the town wall (must see attraction) and the view of the house was even better.

Thank Juerg D
Vernon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

In a town filled with many places to grab a photo, this ranks up there. So photogenic. Be sure to have room on your memory card.

Thank Eugene F
Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is highly photographed spot/building in Rothenburg. The best view is from the walkway on top of the wall. It is located a short distance from the main gate into the town.

Thank DJH2010
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice and beautiful looking building and not more than that. Fits great into the city. You can enjoy this beautiful house from the city walls or at the street.

Thank Dan U
Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The tour guide said that this building is one of the most photographed in the city and I can see why. It's a pretty cool old building. The whole city is very well preserved.

Thank LostALot22
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

But not at night, we walked down at night to see if it was nicely lit for a night shot but it wasn't. If you walk CCW around the walls you can't miss this place on the eastern side of the city.

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