Welcome to Rothenburg ob der Tauber
A medieval gem, Rothenburg ob der Tauber (meaning ‘above the Tauber River’) is top tourist stop along the Romantic Road. With its web of cobbled lanes, higgledy-piggledy houses and towered walls, the town is fairy-tale Germany the hordes of Japanese and Korean tourists came to see. Urban conservation orders here are the strictest in Germany – and at times it feels like a medieval theme park – but all’s forgiven... Read More
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Three Day Frankfurt to Munich - Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein
Visit to the 'Jewel of the Middle Ages' - Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Rothenburg above the Tauber). A picturesque city, located 425 meters above sea level on a plateau at the intersection of the Romantic and Castle Roads. This once free imperial city is one of Germany's most frequented towns. The Tauber River flows below in a valley 180 feet (55 meters) deep.You'll then travel to a land where only fairytales exist! Step into the magical world of Castle Neuschwanstein, as you visit this breathtakingly majestic castle built on the ruins of "Vorder- und Hinterhohenschwangau".This independent multi-day package is a combination of guaranteed scheduled coach services with additional features like transfers, hotel accommodation and sightseeing tours. Please read the itinerary below for full details.
Super Saver: Neuschwanstein Castle and Rothenburg
Neuschwanstein Castle Tour: (7 hours)Board your coach in central Frankfurt in the morning and travel roughly 262 miles (422 km) south to the enchanting Bavarian town of Füssen, located at the southernmost tip of Germany’s Romantic Road.Füssen is home to one of Germany’s star attractions: Neuschwanstein Castle. Perched on a rocky hill, this fairy tale palace rises steeply above the village of Hohenschwangau, dominating the surrounding plains and Alpine foothills. You’ll understand immediately why Walt Disney used this royal castle as his inspiration for Sleeping Beauty.Bypass the entrance lines and follow your guide on a narrated tour of the castle’s interior. Learn about Neuschwanstein’s creator, the shy and troubled King Ludwig II, who used the palace as his personal refuge during his turbulent reign. Neuschwanstein is by far the most distinctive of the king’s three Bavarian castles, built in classic Neo-Gothic Revival style. Its grandeur is simply breathtaking.After your tour, make the most of some free time to stroll around the gardens, shop for souvenirs, grab lunch (own expense) and take photos against the stunning backdrop of the Bavarian mountains. Then, relax on your coach journey to your next destination: Rothenburg ob der Tauber.Rothenburg ob der Tauber Tour: (7 hours)Situated high above the Tauber River Valley on the Romantic Road is Rothenburg, widely considered as the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. Take a walking tour along the cobbled lanes lined with picturesque half-timbered houses. See the imposing city gates, Renaissance-era Town Hall and the marketplace while learning about Rothenburg’s history and architecture. Encircling the whole town is a walled fortification, still intact from hundreds of years ago. At the end of the day, reconvene with your guide for your relaxing 2-hour journey back to Frankfurt.
Munich Super Saver: Salzburg and Lake District Day Trip plus Romantic Road and Rothenburg Day Trip
Salzburg and Lake District Day Trip (Day 1)Meet your guide in central Munich and head southeast by comfortable coach to Salzburg. When you arrive after an approximate 2-hour drive, you have free time to explore the city on your own. Walk Salzburg’s charming streets; admire beautiful views of the Lower Bavarian Alps; wander around the picturesque old city; and see major attractions like Salzburg Cathedral, St Peter’s Abbey and Mozart Square. Enjoy lunch or drinks at a local restaurant (own expense), and discover famous sites from the classic movie The Sound of Music, such as the fountain in Mirabell Gardens where Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children sing ‘Do-Re-Mi.’Back on board your coach, leave Salzburg for Lake Wolfgangsee, one of the Lake District’s best-known lakes. Walk along the water and enjoy the beautiful scenery, or choose to take a boat ride (own expense) to a pilgrimage church and the lakeside town of St Wolfgang, where you’ll see the White Horse Inn, famous for being the setting of the early 1900s operetta The White Horse Inn. During the return journey to Munich, pass by Lake Mondsee, which was used in several scenes from The Sound of Music.Romantic Road, Harburg and Rothenburg Day Trip (Day 2)The next day, leave Munich again by coach, this time heading north to the castles and medieval villages of Germany’s renowned Romantic Road.After an approximate 1.5-hour drive, your first stop is the small town of Harburg, home to one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved medieval castles Germany. You’ll have free time here to explore the town however you wish. Back on your coach, head to Rothenburg, driving through the Swabian crater landscape and past the town of Dinkelsbuhl. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, as it’s formally known, is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval towns in Europe, and you’ll have about three hours of free time here to sightsee, have lunch and shop, if you wish, at your own pace (all food and entrance fees at own expense). Most of Rothenburg’s top sights are centered around the Marktplatz, including the Town Hall with its Rothenburg History Museum, and St Jakob's Church, a Gothic building with soaring, light-filled ceilings. If you’re a Christmas-lover, you may want to check out the open-year-round Kathe Wolhfahrt Christmas Store on Herrngasse, where you can purchase ornaments, nutcrackers and other holiday items.You will return to Munich via the Hallertau, the world's largest hop-growing area.
3-day Munich to Frankfurt Tour - Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein
Re-live your childhood memories as you venture to a land of fairy tales on your visit to the castles of Linderhof and Neuschwanstein, breathtakingly majestic and built on the ruins of "Vorder- und Hinterhohenschwangau". After having spent a night at Hohenschwangau, you'll set off to visit the 'Jewel of the Middle Ages' - Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Rothenburg above the Tauber). A beautiful city, located 425 meters above sea level, on a plateau at the intersection of the Romantic and Castle Roads. This once free imperial city is one of Germany's most frequented towns. The Tauber River flows below the town in a valley 180 feet (55 meters) deep. Enjoy the magical castles of Germany as you drive along the Romantic Road at your own pace. This independent multi-day package is a combination of guaranteed scheduled coach services with additional features like transfers, hotel accommodation and sightseeing tours. Please read the itinerary below for full details.
Four Day Frankfurt to Munich - Romantic Road, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein
Heidelberg Castle is one of the most impressive historic landmarks of Germany, and has been called the red walled castle. Now largely in ruins, it preserves numerous examples of baroque German, Renaissance and medieval architecture.Visit the 'Jewel of the Middle Ages' - Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Rothenburg above the Tauber). A picturesque city, located 425 meters above sea level, on a plateau at the intersection of the Romantic and Castle Roads, this once free imperial city is one of Germany's most frequented towns. The Tauber River flows below the town in a valley 180 feet (55 meters) deep.Enjoy the sites and the countryside at your own pace. This independent multi-day package is a combination of guaranteed scheduled coach services with additional features like transfers, hotel accommodation and sightseeing tours. Please read the itinerary below for full details.
Full Day Tour to Rothenburg
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, is referred to as Germany's well-preserved 'Jewel of the Middle Ages' with its ramparts, city gates, town hall and Jakobskirche (church) and altar by the famous wood-carver Tilman Riemenschneider. Upon arrival in Rothenburg, you have some free-time to explore the city or do some shopping in some of the famous historic shops of the city. Afterwards you will have lunch at a typical German restaurant. Afterwards join the city walk with a local guide who will point out major sights of interest. Your coach will leave from the city-square (Schrannenplatz) for your trip back to Frankfurt, later this evening for an approximate arrival at 8pm.