Roman settlement on the Neckar River
Rottenburg’s history dates back over 2,000 years. The city is one of the oldest settlements in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. There are many visible artefacts and traces of the Roman occupation which took place from 90 until 260 AD. The city’s original Celtic name of Sumelocenna was kept by the Romans, who then transformed it into the most important city in Württemberg.
A stroll through the Medieval Old Town reveals the narrow alleys and spacious squares of eight centuries of history and there are still many traces of the town’s interesting past such as medieval towers and gates, Gothic churches and Baroque chapels.
Rottenburg is also well-known as a seat of the Bishop. A plethora of historic buildings surround the St. Martins Cathedral located in the town square. A stroll through the medieval old town and visits to the 'Sumelocenna Museum', 'Diözesan Museum' or 'Sülchgau Museum' make a trip to Rottenburg most worthwhile. Rottenburg is home to many cultural sights, museums and leisure activities to suit every taste.
Guided Tours Every first Sun of the month at 2.30 p.m., Meeting point according to the announcement. Tickets on sale at the WTG or from the tour guide
Summelocenna Museum: Opening Hours Tues–Fri 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 2 p.m.–4.30 p.m., Sat, Sun and on holidays 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m. Public tours every first Sun of the month at 11 a.m. Available for groups on request, Tel. 0049(0)7472-165-371
Diözesan Museum: Opening Hours Tues–Fri 2 p.m.–5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.–13 p.m. and 2 p.m. –5 p.m., Sun and on holidays 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Tours available for groups on request, Tel. 0049(0)7472-922-181
Direction 12 km from Tübingen. L 370 to Rottenburg. Bus line 18 Mon–Sat every 30 minutes, Sun and on holidays hourly from the Tübingen bus station
Information WTG Wirtschaftsförderungs- und Tourismusgesellschaft mbh
Marktplatz 24, 72108 Rottenburg am Neckar
Tel . + 49 (0) 74 72-91 62 36