The medieval tower was the retreat of the legendary Mayor Henry Toppler
The Toppler Castle is probably the oldest surviving weekend house. It resembles a medieval tower , and is located below Rothenburg in moist meadow land at the Fox Mill. In 1388, the water castle of Rothenburg’s legendary mayor Heinrich Toppler was built partly as a home and partly as a defensive tower building in a so-called feasts house or pond house.
The building is fully intact with furniture and furnishing from the 16th to the 19th Century . It is surrounded by a garden, which could be flooded to protect the residents when needed. Since 1861 , the Toppler Castle has been owned by the Boaz family that at times let it as a holiday home.
You can get to the Toppler Castle in the Tauber Valley via the double bridge or the Barbarossa Bridge in about 30 minutes walk from the castle garden.
Friday to Sunday : 13-16.00
closed in November
(Subject to change !)
Taubertalweg 100 , 91541 Rothenburg
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