Gerlachschmiede

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Gerlachschmiede
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX3,484 contributions
Sep. 2021
The Gerlachschmiede is a special gem and it is one of the most beautiful half-timbered buildings in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Located a bit off touristic paths and it took a bit time for us to find it. In the funnel-shaped corner house with the curved roof and the weather vane at the top, one can find confirmation of every cliché that one knows from classic and modern fairy tales. It could serve as a backdrop in films by Walt Disney or Tim Burton and, despite all the stylistic differences, would fit perfectly into the individual scenery.

The smithy was actually still in operation until 1967 and the resident blacksmith shod horses there. Since then it has been in private hands and can only be admired from the outside. The building as it stands near the Röder Gate is not as old as it looks. During the final stages of World War II, the building was completely destroyed in an air raid in 1945. Until 1951, it was rebuilt based on the historical model with great attention to detail. The old coat of arms between the lattice windows, the loving planting of the window boxes and the rose bushes in the small bed in front of the building reinforce the impression that the building could have sprung from a Grimm fairy tale.
Written 12 October 2021
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HollyBerryElf
Weilerbach, Germany640 contributions
Sep. 2020
charming building with lots of history behind it. best view is probably from the city wall close by.
Written 23 September 2020
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VinoBambinos
Birmingham, AL700 contributions
Dec. 2019
My favorite building in Rothenburg. Best viewed from the wall. Not as popular as a few others but very charming.
Written 2 January 2020
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bigtyke
Greeley, CO6,555 contributions
Oct. 2019
When I first walked the town wall in 1973 (!) I noticed this building and promptly took a picture. Only later did I see it on countless postcards and realize that it was a famous building. Every other time I have walked the wall, I couldn't resist taking another picture. I have never seen it from the ground!
Written 11 November 2019
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HisTravel
Brzeg, Poland75 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This old forge is located a few minutes walk from the center of the town.

I think it's one of the most charming half-timbered building in the town, upon the open courtyard we can see brightly colored coats of arms (is the work of the legendary blacksmith Gerlach Georg Gerlach himself). After complete destruction during the air raids in 1945, it was rebuilt in all its glory.

A beautiful, atmospheric place that you must visit during your stay in Rothenburg!!! Great place to take a pic - look great also at night ;)
Written 13 June 2019
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mWrite
Helsinki, Finland1,367 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
The house of a smith (schmiede). Coat of Arms has snake with a crown, made by the original smith Georg Gerlach. House was destroyed at end of the WWII and rebuilt in 1950s. You get very good view from the wall, if you walk clockwise, pay attention, it stays bit behind for walking direction.
Written 31 March 2019
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Kirsten M
Newcastle, Australia401 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Solo
The Gerlachschmiede was a beautiful house on a lovely street. Great spot for photos. I wasn’t sure about the history, but it was very pretty and easy to visit from the old town.
Written 28 December 2018
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donmaria
Limerick, Ireland8 contributions
Nov. 2018 • Family
A step back in time all the architecture is amazing, its like a picture off a chocolate box,a walk around the old walls is recommended, and then stop off in one of the restaurants for coffee and some cake
Written 28 November 2018
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Phatsoundz
Herndon, VA77 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Couples
definitely take the time to walk there, but as a tip, plan your route there, by walking the walls to get there. Two birds with one stone! a very cool home, and kind of out of the way from the crowds, you should be able to easily get some nice pictures here!
Written 23 November 2018
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Girandol
Porto Alegre, RS49 contributions
Sep. 2018
We saw only the façade . It was closed at that time . Beautiful example of bavarian old house . It was rebuilt after WWII because was damaged in a bombing .
Written 3 October 2018
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