Rothenburg ob der Tauber
is a small town in central Franconia in the district of Ansbach in Bavaria.
Despite the destruction in the Second World War in 1945, Rothenburg is world famous for its outstanding old town, which was rebuilt after the war, in the 1950s and 1960s, in a very original state.
Rothenburg is also known for the festival play "Der Meistertrunk", on the Whitsun weekend, celebrating the liberation of the town from the siege by the troops of the commander General Count von Tilly. The mayor of the time, Georg Nusch, emptied a tankard of wine in one go, saving the town from looting and destruction by the besiegers.