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One of the thousands of beautifully kept medieval houses in this walled city of Rothenburg. Basically this is how the houses here have been maintained in good condition for around 800 years.

The name "Rothenburg ob der Tauber" is actually a shortened version of "Rothenburg oberhalb der Tauber", which in German means "Rothenburg over the Tauber". This is so because the town is located on top of a mount overlooking the Tauber river. As to the name "Rothenburg", some say it comes from the German words Rot (Red) and Burg (burg, medieval fortified town), referring to the red colour of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river.

Since German does not have the th-sound (as in thin), the proper pronunciation of the first syllable of the name is more or less like wrote, while -burg is similar to "buak." Wikipedia.

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