Rothenburg-ob-der-tauber is part of the route on the romantic road through Germany. The Rothemburg Castle is located on the mountain top way above the River Tauber. The village itself has many unique shops and historic houses with red roofs. Rothenburg is also sometimes called Christmas Town as it hosts a year round Christmas Village store, so many beautiful trees, decorations, thousands of tiny lights and wooden nutcrackers in every theme imaginable. The Kaethe Wohlfahrt Christmas shop opened in 1981 and has been a favorite of tourists who come from all over the world. The presentation of the items and decorations in this store are a must see.