We begin our journey at the Northern end of the Romantic Road in hip and cosmopolitan Würzburg. This student town on the River Main is surrounded by verdant vineyards and combines high cuisine with culture and beautiful landscapes. The Würzburg Residence is one of the most important castles in Europe and is known for having the largest continuous fresco in the world. You can also visit the Falcon House, the Gothic Marienkapelle and the Marienberg Fortress. Special tip: Drink a “Schoppen” on the Old Main Bridge at sunset.
The next stop on our German road trip takes us to Tauberbischofsheim. The historic old town has partially preserved city walls adorned with typical Franconian half-timbered buildings, narrow streets, chapels and a resplendent market square with its neo-Gothic town hall. The Kurmainzisches Schloss, the Schlossplatzbrunnen and the Türmersturm are landmarks of the city and draw visitors from far and wide, and the charming landscape of the lovely Tauber Valley offers a wide range of opportunities for sports enthusiasts, hikers and cyclists.
Landsberg am Lech
Our driving route now takes up to this enchanting town, the highlight of which is its tranquil old town complete with historic houses, winding streets and small waterways. The many restaurants and cafés around the Marienbrunnen offer a special atmosphere and a view of the old town hall. The 13th-century Schmalzturm, affectionately called the “Beautiful Tower” by locals, is the gateway to the main square. While away the evening hours strolling along the weir.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The unique charm of this small town, voted one of the most beautiful in Germany, lies in its Pinocchio-style medieval architecture. The town sits on a hill surrounded by a well-preserved town wall, most of which is still accessible. From the town hall tower, you have a breathtaking view over the old town. The most famous photo op is the Plönlein, a familiar looking fork in the road. A special picturesque journey: Let yourself be carried away to the Middle Ages by taking a night watchman tour in the twilight.
Cozy, quaint, romantic – is how the city of Augsburg is fondly described by the locals. In addition to the beautiful old town, the city is known for the Augsburger Puppenkiste, the most famous marionette theatre in the world and the Fuggerei, the oldest social settlement in the world. Sights also include the golden hall in the town hall, the old city wall and the Roman museum. Treat yourself to a picnic in the botanical garden, the ideal place to relax and admire the German landscape.
Füssen & Schloss Neuschwanstein
We end our expedition in the dream scenery around Füssen, where the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle is the crowning glory of the Romantic Road. In addition to a visit to the castle itself, it is worth taking a short hike to the Marienbrücke, where you have the most beautiful view of the ultimate fairytale castle. Füssen is located directly on the Forggensee, which offers numerous swimming opportunities and a wide variety of water sports. There are also various hiking and cycling tours in the area with fantastic views.
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