The UNESCO 'Savoir vivre and sophistication' route begins in Frankfurt and runs along the Rhine, through romantic countryside whose beauty was appreciated as far back as Roman times. The route features magnificent castles, Charlemagne's cathedral and the Ruhr region, before returning to the Rhine and finishing in Düsseldorf, a shopper's paradise and one of Germany's most creative cities.

Route information

UNESCO World Heritage sites:

  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Brühl
  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Lower German Limes: The Roman Border Wall
  • Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

Other towns and cities worth seeing:

Length: approx. 600km
Starts: Frankfurt
Ends: Düsseldorf
Duration: 4 days
Recommended overnight stays: Koblenz, Cologne, Düsseldorf

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