Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken, the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. It is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world. It is part of the popular Romantic Road through southern Germany. Today it is one of only three towns in Germany that still have completely intact city walls, the other two being Nördlingen and Dinkelsbühl.
Rothenburg was a Free imperial city from the late Middle Ages to 1803. In 1884 Johann Friedrich Hessing built Wildbad Rothenburg o.d.T. 1884–1903.