In 1950, the Korean War broke out. US President Harry S. Truman A road as a flagship What the inventors of the Romantic Road had in mind would be called active image cultivation today. When the holiday route between Würzburg and Füssen was officially brought into being in 1950, it was intended to be the flagship of a friendly Germany, a Germany far away from the Hitler terror and the piles of rubble: a route rich in culture and history, with Medieval towns, half-timbered buildings, palaces, castles, gentle hilly landscapes and vineyards, one after another, like pearls on a string. A trip through a country that is open, friendly and closely linked with the history of Europe.
Day 1: Frankfurt – Rothenburg The Romantic Roach Coach departs at 8:00 hrs from Frankfurt central coach station, located in front of the main railway station (area A, A1 - A3). The first part of the journey takes you through the Spessart Mountains to Würzburg, on the banks of the river Main. Then you continue through the Tauber Valley and along on the Romantic Road to Rothenburg, Germany’s well-preserved "Jewel of the Middle Ages" with its ramparts, city gates, town hall and Jakobskirche (church) with an altar by the famous wood-carver Tilman Riemenschneider. Upon arrival in Rothenburg at the bus stop “Schrannenplatz” (scheduled for 12:20 hrs), a taxi will take you to your hotel. In the afternoon (14:00 hrs) or evening (20:00 hrs) you are invited to join the city walk with a local guide or the historic Night Watchman in Rothenburg, both walks departing from the market square. A voucher for the city walk is included in your tour documentation, please hand it over to the tour guide. Day 2: Rothenburg – Munich The morning is at leisure, you can store your luggage at the front desk of your hotel and spend some time for own activities (e.g. visit one of Rothenburg's museums such as the Medieval Crime Museum or Jacob's Church with a altar by the famous wood carver Tilman Riemenschneider). Around 12:00 hrs please return to your hotel to collect your luggage. At 12:20 hrs a taxi will meet you at your hotel and take you to the bus stop.The Romantic Road Coach departs from Rothenburg bus stop “Schrannenplatz” at 13:05 hrs and continues along the Romantic Road passing picturesque towns such as Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen, with high-gabled houses and cobbled-stone streets. In Augsburg, a metropolis during the Roman times and famous for old trade dynasties during the Middle Ages, you get off from the coach and continue the trip by train to Munich, ( train ticket will be handed over by our driver) where your tour ends in the late afternoon. End of services (if not booked on a post night arrangement with us)! INCLUSIONS: • Transportation by coach as per itinerary • One overnight in room with private facilities • Daily breakfast • Taxi transfers in Rothenburg: bus stop - hotel and hotel - bus stop • English guided city walk in Rothenburg • Detailed tour documentation including touristic information and maps • Service charges, local taxes, VAT