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The Clock Tower On The Square

No historic German town on the Romantic Road would be complete without a clock tower on the main... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
glennm921
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Fremont, California
Building with art clock

In the former times only the counselors entered this building in the market place area . The art... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Ralf K
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This tavern is no longer a tavern but is now the tourist office. On the hour the windows open on the Councillors' Tavern to depict the drinking of 3.25 liters of wine by the mayor to save the town during the 30 years war. Don't go out of your way for this, but just see it on one of the many times you will probably pass through this area.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

The tower of the Councillors Tavern has figures that at certain times of the day open up and two figures face each other and present a short show about in the past how a mayor saved the town by drinking large quantity of beer or wine not sure which.
If you are taking the Rick Steves' audio tour of Rothenburg he explains the history and of how the mayor talked a raiding party of not attacking the city if the mayor could drink 3 liters at one time. Fun reenactment.
The building is very historic and at one time was a tavern and is right next to town hall on the main plaza.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank peteinphx
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This building is on the main square and has an hourly clock display. It is related to the town mayor saving the town by drinking a lot.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

The Councillors' Tavern is located on the main square so you can't miss it. It's a charming building. During the daytime every hour on the hour a little show happens which isn't overly exciting but still worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank ld1515
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

At certain times of the day, usually on the hour, the two doors near the top of the building open for a short show of the mayor drinking "der meister trunk". This draws the crowds each time the short show is on.

Date of experience: August 2012
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