Introducing The Romantic Road
From the vineyards of Würzburg to the foot of the Alps, the almost 400km-long Romantic Road (Romantische Strasse) draws two million visitors every year, making it by far the most popular of Germany’s holiday routes. This well-trodden trail cuts through a cultural and historical cross-section of southern Germany as it traverses Franconia and clips Baden-Württemberg in the north before plunging into Bavaria proper to end at Ludwig II's crazy castles. Expect lots of Japanese signs and menus, tourist coaches and kitsch galore, but also a fair wedge of Gemütlichkeit and geniune hospitality from those who earn their living on this most romantic of routes.
The Romantic Road destination guides
Overnight Munich to Frankfurt - Romantic Road, Rothenburg
For those who don't have much time to see Germany's spectacular Bavarian region, a quick stop in Rothenburg is the tour for you! Travel from Frankfurt along the Romantic Road to the once free city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany's preserved 'Jewel of the Middle Ages'. Enjoy this picturesque town and perhaps visit the well known Christmas Shop in your spare time.
5-Day Tour from Munich to Frankfurt: Rothenburg, Augsburg, Zugspitze
Take the scenic route from Munich to Frankfurt on a five-day independent coach tour along the Romantic Road! Enjoy relaxing drives through the countryside and visit some of the most picturesque places in Germany. Visit the Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany, that will captivate you with its stunning views.