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Rottweil [2] is a city in the Freiburg Regierungsbezirk; it is the oldest city of Baden-Württemberg.

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By Train[edit]

Deutsche Bahn [3] operates 2-hourly Intercity service from ((Zürich)) via Rottweil to ((Stuttgart)) and v.v. and hourly relation by regional train fromStuttgart,from Freiburg or ((Konstanz)). In 75 - 100 / 130 / 70 minutes you reach Rottweil from Stuttgart / Freiburg / Konstanz. A Baden-Württemberg-Ticket costs 21 € for one person, and 4 € more for any fellow traveller up to the group number of five (5). Notes to get from the Hauptbahnhof (Trainstation) to the inner city are in Getting Around below.

By Bus[edit]

There are direct buses from Poland and from Italy via Switzerland. There is also a regional Busline between Balingen - Rottweil.

By Plane[edit]

The closest major airport to Rottweil is Stuttgart or Friedrichshafen.

By Car[edit]

About an hours drive on the Autobahn from Stuttgart, two hours from Freiburg to get to Rottweil. It is the oldest city in this area of Germany


Access with the Autobahn:

  • A 81 Stuttgart - Singen, Exiting at Rottweil.

You can also access Rottweil with the Highways:

  • B 27 Stuttgart - Schaffhausen
  • B 14 Herrenberg - Stockach
  • B 462 Schramberg - Rottweil (from the Schwarzwald)

Get around[edit]

The city is pretty small so you can practically walk anywhere you need to go. Rottweil has a good bus system so if you need it do use it.

If you are arriving at the Train station (Hauptbahnhof)


  • Citybus 9 (Stadtbus 9)
  • 20 Müller-Reisen
  • 7444 SBG and 7478 SBG (SBG the Bus Company's Name)


  • 15 Minutes - just follow the roads when leaving the Train station you can see the City Centre up the slight hill

Taxi: There is a Taxistand at the Train station, however here are some numbers should there be no Taxis on the stand.

  • Tel.: 07 41 / 2 35 55 (Taxi Hafa),
  • Tel.: 07 41 / 5 30 04 00 (City-Taxi),
  • Tel.: 07 41 / 1 20 06 (Taxi-Schmidt)
  • South Baden Bus Company/ Südbadenbus GmbH (SBG) [4]
  • V V R - Another Bus Company that operates in Rottweil [5]
  • EFA - is more like the website where you input your destination and date and it searches the main bus companies [6]

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The heart of Rotweil is its walled old town set high above the valley. The walls are no longer complete, but you can certainly follow their course around three of the four sides of the town. On the fourth side, there was no real need for a wall, as the landscape drops down to a deep river valley.

Within the walls is a main street lined with traditional German town houses. An especially attractive one houses the tourist information. Opposite is the small town museum. At the top os the street is the town gate which still imposes its presence and limits entrance to the town.

The setting of the town can probably best be appreciated in the North East corner. This is where a small chapel and tower remain on the wall at the edge of the valley.

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Garni - Hotel Sailer

  • Backhaus Lüthy, Hochbrücktorstr. 15, +49(0)741/7395. small but good with it s own bacerey ;)  edit
  • Bärenhof Rottweil, Ruhe-Christi- Str. 34, ++49-741-9424480, [1]. Stay in a nice town villa, 5 min to the city center and 5 min to the train station  edit

Get out[edit]


The town website is only available in German and while this is the main source of content on this small humble settlement most of the information found on that site is translated here.

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