Remarkably escaping damage throughout both the Thirty Years' War and WWII, Dinkelsbuhl has a historic presence that belies its small size and the walled town is renowned as one of Bavaria’s best-preserved medieval towns. An undeniable highlight of the Romantic Road, Dinkelsbuhl is endlessly photogenic, with cobblestone lanes snaking between rows of gabled townhouses, imposing medieval fortifications overlooked by 18 striking watchtowers and historic market squares towering with half-timbered buildings, painted in a rainbow of pastel shades.
The most atmospheric time to visit Dinkelsbuhl is during the summer Kinderzeche festival or the festive Christmas market, when the streets are buzzing with activity, but whenever you visit, there’s plenty to see and do. Pay a visit to the Gothic George's Minster, explore the old Stadtmühle mill, shop for unique gifts handmade by local craftsmen or join an evening Night Watchman's tour around the illuminated town.
Dinkelsbühl is located 40 km south of Rothenburg on Germany’s Romantic Road.