Theater & Events

Be entertained and enjoy a few hours of theatre, festivals and numerous events.

 © Toppler Theater


Since 2008, the town can finally boast a permanent and extremely worthy performance space, the Toppler Theater. "Small but perfectly formed", the 126-seat open-air theatre in the northern courtyard of the Imperial Town Museum (former convent) soon established itself as a permanent part of the town's cultural life and, located in the heart of the old town, quickly established itself in the hearts of many locals and visitors. Modern, boulevard-style theatre has become a permanent fixture, alongside guest performances from outside the town as well as the Hans Sachs Guild.
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To the ticket pre-sale of the Toppler-Theatre


Ever since Theodor Schletterer founded the Rothenburg Hans Sachs Guild in 1921, the town's precious medieval heritage has provided the perfect setting for a festival dedicated to this tailor's son and master shoemaker. The Rothenburg Hans Sachs Theatre is dedicated both to music and to the mainly comic theatrical works and their yearly performances offer a lively insight into the Renaissance with plenty of humor and wit.


Kunst Kultur Korn

Every year from September until April there is a varied program of exhibition, music, cabaret and talks.
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Chuch music in Rothenburg

Top class church music concerts are offered. See the detailed information.
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Ambassadors of Music

As a special high light – during summer American top choirs and bands give free concerts at the market square.
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Shepherd´s Dance

The Shepherd´s Dance was recived in 1911 , and performed regulary since then for the guests of the City of Rothenburg. It consists of several dance figures which, together with the 19th century costumes of the maids, as well as the ribbons on the lad´s traditional shovels, create a colorful and impressionable presentation.
Are you curious?
Then come and see us-we are anxious to meet you!

Wine-Making Village

Once each year, the Grüner Markt in the middle of the old town is transformed, lending Rothenburg the atmosphere of a wine-making village: here local restaurants team up with their partner winemakers to serve up a wide range of top-quality local wines and non-alcoholic drinks. These are accompanied by regional specialties as well as award-winning cooking, providing a welcome opportunity for sparkling conversation in a relaxed summer atmosphere.

Finest chocolate

Young and old, big and small, he and she – everyone loves chocolate, the tasty smelling product from the seed seeds of the tropical cacao fruit.

These “nature of enjoyment” you may discover here in Rothenburg o.d.T.; trying and enjoying with all your senses. You will find the chocolate store,” Allegra Schokolade”, in the historic heart of the old town, in the Georgengasse. The owner, Alexander Hildebrand, confectioner and chocolatier,

offers for example handmade pralines, finest chocolate from his own production.


If you are looking for a birthday present for your dearest or a thank you for your neighbours, spontaneously, the chocolatier could write chocolate bars with your own lyrics or picture and will decorate it pretty.

Or you could try to create your own chocolate and book a course immediately. Further information you will get in the Boutiquehotel Goldene Rose or take a look to

Hiking and singing with the „ Mittwochswanderern "

Hiking tour in the surroundings of Rothenburg. Meet at the Fountain on the Market Square. Meeting point is the market square. No reservation is needed.
Every Wednesday at 2 p.m., approximately 2 hours

English Conversation Club

Social meeting for English speaking visitors and guests at the" Altfränkische Weinstube". Every Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Wine tasting

with explanations about wine and vine growing. Meet at the Johaniterhof. No reservation needed. Every Thursday ( except public holiday ) at 7 p.m.

Here you can download our calendar of events as PDF:
Calender of Events