The Romantic Road

Nördlingen's worthwhile municipal museum covers an ambitious sweep of human existence on the planet, from the early Stone Age to 20th-century art, via the 1634 Battle of Nördlingen during the Thirty Years' War, Roman endeavours in the area and the town's once-bustling mercantile life.

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1. Rieskrater Museum

0.01 MILES

Situated in an ancient barn, this unique museum explores the formation of meteorite craters and the consequences of such violent collisions with Earth…

2. St Georgskirche

0.24 MILES

Dominating the heart of town, the immense late-Gothic St Georgskirche got its baroque mantle in the 18th century and seems to have been under restoration…

3. Stadtmauermuseum

0.28 MILES

Head up the spiral staircase of the Löpsinger Torturm for an engaging exhibition on the history of the town's defences, an apt place to kick off a circuit…

4. Bayerisches Eisenbahnmuseum

0.62 MILES

Half museum, half junkyard retirement home/graveyard for locos that have long puffed their last, this trainspotter's paradise occupies a disused engine…

5. Schloss Harburg

10.3 MILES

Looming over the Wörnitz River, the medieval covered parapets, towers, turrets, keep and red-tiled roofs of the 12th-century Schloss Harburg are so…

6. Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

16.08 MILES

Overlooking the grassy banks of the shallow River Wörnitz, this soaring baroque confection has for centuries lured the faithful to pray before a chip of…

7. Käthe-Kruse-Puppenmuseum

16.15 MILES

This nostalgia-inducing museum fills a former monastery with old dolls and dollhouses by world-renowned designer Käthe Kruse (1883–1968). Donauwörth is…

8. Liebfraukirche

16.2 MILES

At the western end of Reichstrasse rises this 15th-century Gothic church with original frescos and a curiously sloping floor that drops 120cm. Swabia's…