From the Renaissance to Romanticism in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria

From the orderly arrangement of the exteriors to the magnificent decorations inside, Renaissance buildings in southern Germany are a sight to behold. Heidelberg Castle, even in its ruined state, captured the imagination of romantic poets such as Joseph von Eichendorff.

One of Europe's most famous landmarks, the romantic ruins of Heidelberg Castle have been attracting visitors since the 19th century.

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Johannisburg Palace

This palace of red sandstone sits in splendour on the banks of the river Main overlooking the Lower Franconian town of Aschaffenburg. Its four staircase towers dominate the townscape to this day. The rambling palace garden extends from Johannisburg Palace to the Pompejanum Roman villa and to St. Germain terrace.

The Golden Hall in Augsburg's town hall

Measuring 14 metres from ceiling to floor, the Golden Hall in Augsburg's town hall is one of the finest Renaissance interiors anywhere in Germany. This state room owes its name to a wealth of gold decoration.

One of the highlights along the Romantic Road is Weikersheim Palace. The ancestral seat of the Hohenlohe dynasty is considered a superb example of a country residence.

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