Theater in Rothenburg is primarily historical in character – after all the cultural life of the town can look back on centuries of tradition. However, even fans of contemporary theater will be richly entertained the whole year round in Rothenburg.
Located at the crossroads between European trade routes from north to south and from east to west, the town has always been a place for travelers from all over Europe to stop over, rest and revive their spirits. The huge demand for evening entertainment and cheery festivities eventually developed into a lively, spirited and vibrant theatrical culture.
The festival drama on the subject of the "Historic Master Draught", revived every year, the performances as part of the Hans Sachs Festival, or the renowned cabaret and concert performances under the Kunst Kultur Korn-Initiative and Toppler Theater banners are the best evidence of this.