Schmiedgasse

Schmiedgasse, Rothenburg: Address, Schmiedgasse Reviews: 4.5/5

Schmiedgasse
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An elegant residential street near the city center.
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX3,409 contributions
And I liked it! Because I love shopping
Sep 2021
Standing on Market Square, with your back to TI, you'll see a street sloping downward toward the south end of town. That's where you're headed. After doing the basic town walk and visiting the town's essential sights, my next priority was Rothenburg's shops. Schmiedgasse, in my opinion, the best shopping street and stroll. Start from Market Square and went down the street toward to the city's most impressive fortification Spitaltor. Here the best selection of characterisic family-run shops, included meat, pastries, souvenir shops and here you have a chance to try local sweet named Schneeballen ("Snowballs").

I liked very much the weapons store Waffenkammer (on your left), where the owner works hard to make a wonderland in which young-at-heart tourists can shop for medieval weapons, armor and clothing. Or on the right, Metzgerei Trumpp, a top-end butcher, is a carnivores' haven. Anyway, this street has a central location and hard to avoid regardless you love to shop or not.
Written 12 October 2021
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Traveling_with_Hank
Eugene, OR160 contributions
Be the discerning shopper
Dec 2019 • Solo
I agree with the reviewer who complained about the cobble-stoned street. It was not pleasant on my old feet. Nevertheless I made the best of it.

I’d read about the Schneeball, and decided to avoid it. But there were more tasty treats in some of the bakeries.

If you’re a lover of wine, be sure to stop at Glocke, a shop at/near the Ploenlein. They have a shop filled with their own wines, and have a lovely choice of wine glasses (made in Germany). They don’t ship the glasses, but will offer as much bubble wrap as you need. All of my 6 glasses survived the trip home.

There are lots and lots of tourist shops I didn’t care for.....but here and there you can find some lovely things to bring home.

If you keep an eye out for the locals in their cars, and are the discerning shopper, you will enjoy yourself!
Written 22 January 2020
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goodLukeOrd
Kilsyth, UK34 contributions
Uneven streets
Jul 2019 • Couples
Streets are a nightmare to walk. Uneven surfaces are a real nuisance. No lavatories also. Too touristy and lots of overpriced stores, bakeries.
Written 31 July 2019
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benton2569
Willington, CT597 contributions
Beautiful Old Shopping Street
May 2019 • Family
Schmiedgasse is a busy shopping street with a lot of shops and restaurants. It also leads directly to the Ploenlein - one of the most photographed places in town. As such, it can get pretty crowded with tourist during the day.

Regardless, the street is beautiful and worth strolling down. There are several Schneeballen shops. These things look like tasty round treats but beware - they are not! Thankfully I was warned prior to our trip BUT we still had to try one. We took one bite each and threw it away - bleck! Street good. Schneeball bad!!
Written 10 June 2019
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kay-cee-1138
Houston, TX339 contributions
A fine place for strolling and shopping
May 2019 • Solo
The Schmiedgasse is a north-south cobblestoned street in Rothenburg that runs roughly between the Platz by the Rathaus down to the photogenic Ploenlein Y-intersection. The town's crime museum is at about the point where "obere" (upper) becomes "untere" (lower) Schmiedgasse.
The street is quite picturesque and is lined with many shops -- within a few steps of each other one can buy lace, swords, or baked goods.
There's parking on the street, but it wasn't clear to your reviewer whether the spaces were reserved for residents or open for use of all. There's a bit of a slope to the street going south, which, with the cobblestones, could be a bit of a challenge for the mobility-impaired.
Written 9 June 2019
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revG777
Wausau, WI233 contributions
Steif bears and snowballs
Sep 2018 • Couples
There are many places for shopping and eating. You can buy Schneeballen in different sizes and flavors. Personally, I wasn't impressed, but I can say I had one. We found some nice gifts for our grandchildren in the Steif store.
Written 8 October 2018
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HobbitBrandybuck
Denver, CO309 contributions
Visit Ehrich Trummp - Great Spicy Sausges
Jun 2018 • Friends
Schmiedgasse is a busy shopping street with a lot of tourist during the day. It is a pretty street and has, at its end (opposite direction from the market square), the most famous photo spot of Rothenburg - the one with the Plönlein (one of the town gates) and the Gerlacschmiede (the triangle shaped house). The Medieval Crime Museum is on the right (if you are walking southwards from the Market Platz) just after Burggasse. There are, what feels like, at least 6 bakeries selling snowballs (not the melting kind, a fried dough ball, really). Our guide from the City Tour said the best one is on this street (Sorry, I did not record its name). I agree with another reviewer - Schmiedgasse is prettier earlier in the morning or after 5 pm when there are fewer people. At the Plönlein, if, instead of continue straight onto Spitalgasse, you take the lane on the right. You will come to the old town wall. There is a great view point for the northwest portion of Rothenburg.

I did run into a couple of interesting shops. First is the Sausage gift shop (Erich Trummp, Obere Schmiedgasse) mentioned in the title of this review. I stumbled on this place, seeing quite a few people eating sandwiches outside. The window display shows coils and basketful of sausages. Inside, one sees all kinds of sausages hanging from the ceiling. The display case under the counter houses a variety of meat, mostly the shop's specialty. But also the ordinary cold cuts, even some German meat balls and schnitzel. You can ask for a bread roll with the meat of your choice, very inexpensive and tasty. I've since Googled the shop and read quite a few reviews on Google Map as well as Yelp that rave about their spicy sausages and smoked meat. It's a very interesting store featuring local delicacy. I recommend that you stop by and check it out. You might end up buying 10 lbs of spicy sausages and have it vacuum packed and shipped home.

The second one is a lace store - on the same side of the street as Erich Trummp and not far away. Unfortunately, I do not have the address, just a photograph. We bought a bunch of lacy tree ornaments (not seen in the big Christmas shops). The prices are quite reasonable.

There is also a grocery store (probably the only one inside the old town) a little ways down on the left side, just past Wengasse - Lebe Gesund Steinmühlenbrot GmbH (Untere Schmiedgasse 17). Have fun.
Written 6 July 2018
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,698 contributions
A stroll in the medieval town
May 2018 • Couples
If you are staying in Rothenburg, you should start your morning stroll quite early, in order to avoid the hateful tourists! This is one of the most beautiful streets, with some beautiful and well preserved buildings.
Written 4 June 2018
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montanapescado
Colorado Springs, CO552 contributions
Fun place for a stroll
May 2018 • Couples
This is definitely a part of any Rothenburg walking tour. There is a good mix of shops along the way.
Written 31 May 2018
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands33,106 contributions
Shopping Street
Apr 2018 • Couples
After visiting the market place, you come to this shopping street. It is very interesting to see houses ( shops) in different colour and the signboards is also in different models. There are various shops, cafes, bakery, ice saloon, Schneeballen shops etc. It's very romantic street to walk through, but it is really touristic and crowded.
Written 23 May 2018
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