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The Castle Road – a romantic trail of castles and palaces

Castle Road - Schwäbisch Hall, monastery Grosscomburg ©Walkins Image (He Dapeng)

The name of this route really speaks for itself. Castle after castle and no end of picturesque little towns full of half-timbered buildings line the Castle Road, which spans almost 1,200 kilometres from Mannheim to Prague in the Czech Republic.

There is no shortage of sagas, myths, fairytales and legends along this route! Visitors are transported back to the Middle Ages as they make their way from castle to castle and peak to peak, constantly on the trail of emperors, kings, princes, knights, count palatines and tales of romance. Over 70 magnificent castles, fairytale palaces and stately homes line the route, never failing to impress visitors with their fascinating insights into the past. Medieval towns, abbeys, sacred and secular buildings from all different eras, historical sites and cultural gems are more than enough to turn this journey of discovery into an unforgettable experience.

The countryside is just as varied and awe-inspiring as the local history. And the friendly hospitality is in a league all of its own. Visitors can marvel at performers in period costumes, visit Medieval markets and secluded castle courtyards, go on a guided ghost walk, indulge in a Medieval banquet or sample historical recipes within ancient castle walls.

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