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Rottweil is the oldest town in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Located between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb hills, Rottweil has about 25,000 inhabitants. The old town is famous for its medieval center and the community is well-known beyond the local area for its traditional carnival (called Fasnet in the local Swabian dialect).
Things to See in Rottweil
Rottweil is blessed by many well-preserved historical wonders:
- The late-Romanesque and Gothic-era Münster (Münster vacation rentals | Münster travel guide) Heiliges Kreuz ("Minster of the Holy Cross"), built over a pre-existing church from 1270. It features a crucifix by Veit Stoss and noteworthy Gothic sculptures.
- Kapellenkirche (1330–1340), a Gothic church with a tower and with three statue-decorated portals.
- Lorenzkapelle ("Church of St. Lawrence", 16th century), in late Gothic style. It houses some two hundred works by Swabian masters and Gothic altarpieces from the 14th–15th centuries.
- The City museum, including a notable mosaic with the legend of Orpheus.
- The late-Gothic Town Hall (1521).
- St. Pelagius, a Romanesque church from the 12th century. Excavations have brought to light Roman baths in the same site.
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More about the History of Rottweil
Rottweil was founded by the Romans in AD 73 as Arae Flaviae and became a municipium, but there are traces of human settlement going back to 2000 BC. Roman baths and a mosaic of Orpheus (ca. AD 180) date from the time of Roman settlement. The present town became a ducal and a royal court before 771 and in the Middle Ages it became a Free Imperial City in 1268.
In 1463 the city joined the Swiss Confederation, with which it was closely aligned for several centuries. Both its status as free city and its alliance with the Swiss Confederacy were eventually lost with the conquest of the region by Napoleon in 1803. The appearance of the town is very little changed from the 16th century.
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Rottweil is the oldest town in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. It is famous for its medieval center and the community is well-known beyond the local area for its traditional carnival.
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