The Romantic Road – a promise kept

The Romantic Road whisks you away on a journey of approximately 400km from Würzburg to Füssen in the Allgäu. This 'grandfather' of Germany's scenic routes – now more than 60 years old – is a highlight that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Nature, culture and hospitality are the three hallmarks of the Romantic Road. This route offers excitement for art lovers, festival goers, history buffs, sports devotees and everyone who likes a celebration. It will take you to historic towns with striking buildings and historical sites that have lost none of their original charm. Jewels come in swift succession, be it magnificent stately homes, palaces of courtly splendour or medieval timber-framed architecture. This route leads through the Liebliches Taubertal region, the Nördlinger Ries situated in the heart of a giant crater, the picturesque Lechfeld plain and Pfaffenwinkel in the foothills of the Upper Bavarian Alps before finally ending up at King Ludwig's famous fairytale castles. The very name 'Romantic Road' expresses how many visitors, from Germany and from abroad, feel when they first feast their eyes on this spectacular backdrop of riches, western history, art and culture: fascination and a sense of being taken back in time. Also linked with the route are great names such as Balthasar Neumann, the architect, Tilman Riemenschneider, the woodcarver, and Carl Spitzweg, the painter. The Romantic Road is also Germany's festival road: from May until well into autumn, it fizzes with historical festivals offering fresh air, entertainment, delectable food and tangy beer. Alternatively you can discover the magic of this dream route on foot or by bike.

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