03 | My home town

Rottweil was founded by the Romans in AD 73 as Arae Flaviae and became a municipium, but there are traces of human settlement going back to 2000 BC. Roman baths and a mosaic of Orpheus (ca. AD 180) date from the time of Roman settlement. The present town became a ducal and a royal court before 771 and in the Middle Ages it became a Free Imperial City in 1268.

In 1463 the city joined the Swiss Confederation, with which it was closely aligned for several centuries. Both its status as free city and its alliance with the Swiss Confederacy were eventually lost with the conquest of the region by Napoleon in 1803. The appearance of the town changed very little from the 16th century.

Rottweil is a town in the south west of Germany and is the oldest town in the federal state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Located between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb hills, Rottweil has about 25,000 inhabitants.

The old town is famous for its medieval center and the community is well-known beyond the local area for its traditional carnival (called Fasnet in the local Swabian dialect).

If you like read more about my town and the history, and how the Rottweiler Dog bacame his name please follow the link www.rottweil.de

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