“Revisualising” Rothenburg ob der Tauber

From 2019, visitors can learn more on the influence of Rothenburg ob der Tauber on the English Garden City Movement and on painters like Elias Bancroft.

The natural environment of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, at the end of the 19th Century, as perceived by English artists (architects and painters), takes the picturesque into the modern age.

The meandering course of the Tauber together with numerous mills, a Gothic church, vineyards, and a double bridge are the epitome of the picturesque landscape garden in the English style. In the second half of the 19th century, Rothenburg ob der Tauber was rediscovered as a medieval gem where time seemed to have stood still.

In the framework of three Theme Years 2019, 2020 and 2021, Rothenburg ob the Tauber’s picturesque topography is to be revisualised as an urban and rural landscape.

In addition to an exhibition of British painters from around 1900, to be hosted in the Medieval Crime and Justice Museum, Rothenburg townscapes from the early modern era to the present day will be shown in the Rothenburg Museum.

Hall 6.2b / Stand 30