This small town in the south of Germany has been preserved almost unchanged since late middle ages. So, when visiting this town you can feel yourself in the atmosphere of XVII century, amid small houses and stone pavements.
In XV century Dinkelsbuehl obtained the status of imperial city, allowing him to become an important trade and economic center of Germany, which then was but a multitude of independent principalities and cities.
Old Town of Dinkelsbuehl is fully enclosed by a wall, which remained intact since XVII century. In place there moats were also preserved. You can get beyond the wall by way of several gates, surmounted by towers – totally there are 16 towers. Before they were armed with archers, who poured hot tar on enemies with battering rams. So, if you like films about middle ages, and you have good imagination, strolls around Dinkelsbuehl will be a pleasure for you.
The main attraction of Dinkelsbuehl is the church of St. George built in 1499. The church is considered to have one of the highest and most beautiful naves in South Germany. Oppo-site the church there located a fachwerk house – Golden Rose Hotel. The house was built in 1450 and since it has been always a hotel. It is considered to be one of the oldest permanent hotels in the world as it is over 560 years old. Many crowned heads stayed in the hotel.
Every summer there held a lively feast Kinderzeche, attracting a lot of tourists. During the event there staged curious episodes of Thirty-Year`s War: Sweden troops had besieged Dinkelsbuehl for several weeks, and when its resistance was already broken and the city was threatened with plundering and destruction, a group of people issued from the gate and asked the commander of Sweden army not to destroy the city. A daughter of night watchman of Dinkelsbuehl strongly resembled the daughter of Sweden military leader and so he promised her not to destroy Dinkelsbuehl.