[ source: Wikipedia ]

Have a question about Rothenberg? Ask a local resident for special Rothenberg insider tips ...

In case you have a specific question for Rothenberg or would like a Rothenberg insider tip from one of our local property owners and Rothenberg experts. Simply add your question and enter your email address. You will typically receive responses from us soon, in many cases within less than 24 hours! Please note: We do not share your email address with with anyone. Responses will solely be sent from us.

I would like to also receive an occasional Live Like a German newsletter with special travel tips (at most once a month) and last minute Germany travel deals.
Thanks for submitting your question about Rothenberg.
Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently one local expert assigned to Rothenberg.

Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently more than local experts assigned to Rothenberg.





What is your insider travel tip for Rothenberg?

Travel Insider Tips for Rothenberg

Rothenberg Overview

Rothenberg is a community in the Odenwaldkreis in Hesse, Germany. Rothenberg lies at elevations between 200 and 500 m in the southern Odenwald in the Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald, 7 km north of Hirschhorn on the Neckar. The main centre lies in the south of the municipal area as a high settlement in a clearing 430 m high on the ridge of the otherwise wooded Hirschhorner Höhe.

The municipal area stretches northwestwards along the Finkenbach. Many tourists visit Rothenberg because of the wonderful nature and because of so many possibilities to do sports (swimming, riding bikes, riding horses, hiking, gliding). Rothenberg borders in the north on the town of Beerfelden, in the east on the town of Eberbach (Rhein-Neckar-Kreis in Baden-Württemberg), in the south on the town of Hirschhorn (Bergstraße district) and in the west on the town of Eberbach (outlying centre of Brombach) and the community of Wald-Michelbach (Wald-Michelbach vacation rentals | Wald-Michelbach travel guide) (Bergstraße district).

Things to See in Rothenberg

Rothenberg and its outlying centres are rich in cultural monuments. Besides the Old Lutheran Schwarze Kirche (“Black Church”) from 1883 and the Evangelische Pfarrkirche (“Evangelical Parish Church”) from 1880, several timber-frame houses in particular may be named, such as the Forsthaus Saubuche (“Sow Beech Forest House”) near the outlying centre of Raubach. There are moreover many smaller cultural monuments such as wells, border stones and rows of standing stone slabs (Stellsteinreihen in German), believed to once have been cattle-driving ways. One of these can be found at Ober-Hainbrunn.

About the turn of the 20th century, complaints were mounting among dwellers in the upper village about the water supply’s shortcomings. The spring of the Großer Brunnen (“Great Spring”) on the slope of the Gammelsbach valley gave forth enough water; so the state authorities in the Grand Duchy of Hesse put the Kulturinspektion Darmstadt (Darmstadt vacation rentals | Darmstadt travel guide) in charge and they found the solution to the water supply problem by furnishing two water motors, delivered by the Zurich machine factory Schmid. Each of the technically interesting motors drives a three-cylinder pump. One comes from the year 1902 and the other is two years newer. Today the historic pumphouse between Kortelshütte and Rothenberg is run by a circle of technically enthusiastic idealists.

Furthermore, in the Rothenberg hamlet of Hinterbach can be found the Odenwald’s last maintained hydraulic ram.

The Rothenberg Heights are worthy of recommendation for hiking and walks. From the heights, the Odenwald’s highest mountain, the Katzenbuckel, can be seen.

[ source: wikipedia ]

More about the History of Rothenberg

Rothenberg went, as Rodenberg, in 1535, along with the villages of Ober-Hainbrunn and Unter-Finkenbach, and Vogt rights in Moosbrunn, as an Imperial fief to the Lords of Hirschhorn. After they died out in 1632, ownership passed to Otto von Kronberg, and after the Counts of Kronberg died out in 1704 to the Barons of Degenfeld-Schaumburg. Through marriage, ownership was held from 1786 to 1801 by the Counts of Erbach-Fürstenau and then lastly to the Counts of Rothberg. By the Treaty of the Confederation of the Rhine, Rothenberg and the other villages, but not Moosbrunn, passed along with the County of Erbach in 1806 to the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt. In 1835, Rothenberg was, with 1,098 inhabitants the third biggest village in the Landratsbezirk (roughly “administrative region”). When in the course of industrialization traffic routes were being expanded, this handicraft and market community’s high elevation, which did not favor transport, became a curse. There was no industrial development, and the community’s population figures fell. To this day, the community is strongly characterized by agriculture. In 1971, the hitherto self-governing communities of Ober-Finkenbach and Raubach were amalgamated. The hamlets of Kortelshütte and Hinterbach were established in the 18th century as settling communities for newcomers and those without property. Kortelshütte has developed itself since the early 20th century into a climatic spa after a highway link and new housing estates were built, while Hinterbach earned importance in the 1930s for its mineral springs.

[ source: wikipedia ]

Rothenberg is a community in the Odenwaldkreis in Hesse, Germany. Rothenberg lies at elevations between 200 and 500 m in the southern Odenwald in the Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald, 7 km north of Hirschhorn on the Neckar. The main centre lies in the south of the municipal area as a high settlement in a clearing 430 m high on the ridge of the otherwise wooded Hirschhorner Höhe.

Where to stay in Rothenberg?

Check out our selection of hand-selected and quality Rothenberg vacation rentals and holiday apartments.