Romantic Road

Visit Germany’s most romantic medieval towns.

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Romantic Road
  • Germany, Europe
  • 324 km
  • 4:09 hr

This scenic route takes you through 12 romantic Bavarian towns sprawled with interesting historic sites. From the river Main to the German Alps near the border with Austria this 324 km road treats you with romantic river valleys, rural landscapes, dark forests and authentic towns.

Well-preserved ramparts, city gates and other remnants of the past explain why Rothenburg ob der Tauber is referred to as the “Jewel of the Middle Ages”. While Nördlingen is stunningly situated in one of Europe’s largest impact craters, it is also one of the only remaining walled medieval towns in Germany.

When you think you have processed the overwhelming amount of baroques palaces, gothic houses and rococo fountains along the Romantic Road, the final stop will absolutely blow your mind. It is what we would like to call the cherry on our Bavarian cake: the magical castle “Neuschwanstein”. This famous building modeled for Disney’s Cinderella castle and perches majestically on top of the hill, where sweet panoramas of blue lakes, green fields and the highest mountains of Germany open up to you.

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