The Romantic Road
The Romantische Straße (Romantic Road) is the most popular of Germany’s roughly 150 themed vacation routes. It connects several romantic sights along a 210-mile route from Würzburg on the Main to Füssen at the foot of the Bavaria Alps. En route, it passes romantic towns, hamlets, castles, and churches. This section describes some of the stops along the way; some are worth stopping over for a few hours, while others can literally be seen in minutes. Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Schloss Neuschwanstein are the two most popular sights on the route.
The complete route can easily be driven in less than a day, but the time required depends on the number of stopovers made. Mostly back roads are used, but much faster parallel Autobahns are sometimes available to make up time. Tourist offices have free maps of the road, which is handy, as it is not generally marked with signboards.
[ Page of interest: Great Castles of Germany ]
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