Rothenburg ot Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Historical city festival in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

In 1631 Earl Tilly besieged Rothenburg with his imperial army. During the siege Rothenburg’s gunpowder reservoir in the Klingen-bastion exploded and the city was forced to surrender.

After this successful siege Tilly made many demands and he allowed his army to pillage the city as a reward for their efforts. The Mayor of the time, Georg Nusch, was supposedly able to negotiate a bet, the so called “Meistertunk”.

These dramatic events have been brought to the stage every year since 1881 in a historical re-enactment.


Historical Festival Play: 29. May 2009 - 01. June 2009
Imperial City Festival: 04. September 2009 - 06. September 2009
Historical city festival Rothenburg

Historical city festival Rothenburg

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Description: Theatergruppe die den Meistertrunk aufführt.

Language: german, english

Verein Historischer Schäfertanz

Description: Ein Verein die zu den Festspielen ihren historischen Schäfertanz aufführen.

Language: german, english, japanisch
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