The most romantic route in Germany

There are different ways in which you can enjoy a natural experience that makes you feel the essence of a place. In Germany, there is the possibility to travel through some beautiful landscapes on a route full of surprises and that helps us to feel close to its people. We are talking about the most romantic route in Germany. This is an unforgettable trip for people who love to travel by car.

Known as ‘the Romantic Route’ this is a trip in which 29 cities and towns are visited, through 460 kilometers. Generally, travelers usually take between 3 and 10 days to complete it, but this may depend on the stops to be made and the places to be discovered. In case you want to know more about this trip, below we will be talking in depth about some of the cities it goes through.


The city of Würzburg stands out for being a historic and university city, ideal to start the tour. In addition, it is a mix between ancient and modern elements, where the galleries of fashion shops can not be missed, as well as some fast food chains. This place served as a former residence for prince-bishops, and stands out thanks to its baroque and rococo architecture. You can visit the Court gardens, or the Marienberg fortress.


The next stop is the wine-growing village of Tauberbischofsheim, located in the valley of the Tauber river. It has a beautiful central square, which is surrounded by a neo-gothic town hall and some half-timbered houses. It is an ideal place for gourmet tourism and good drinking.


This city is called ‘The city of sundials’. This is due to the fact that when we are located in its medieval quarter, it is possible to see at least 25 of them. At the same time, in this area it is possible to find the Brattenstein castle and a medieval wall.

Bad Mergentheim

The next stop will be a thermal village replete with health and beauty services. There are at least three drinking water fountains to alleviate digestive system ailments or metabolic problems. This route can also be done on foot or by bicycle. You can pass through a large English-style park and a Japanese garden. There is also a church and a museum in which the organization of the warrior monks is constantly displayed.


This is an authentic medieval city full of ramparts and esplanades, which you can walk along from the top. The guardian corridor is more than 2.5 km long. There is a comprehensive preservation policy in the area, which helps to keep the streets and squares intact.

In the center of the city there are three museums: the Christmas Museum, the Puppet and Toy Museum, and the Crime Museum. In addition, Walt Disney was inspired by this city for the setting of the Pinocchio movie. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places of the most romantic route in Germany.


It is also a place that is surrounded by many walls. There are at least 18 towers and four gates. It is possible to take a carriage ride through its historic center and pass through the merchants’ houses and winding streets. Between 1618 and 1648, the city was saved from being destroyed in the famous ‘Thirty Years’ War’. 


By this point, we will have found ourselves in the center of the route. The town of Nördlingen is very characteristic for the fact that it is located inside a round crater of about 25 kilometers in diameter, which is estimated to have been formed about 15 million years ago by a giant meteorite.

Since the crater is very large, it is not so easily perceived when walking through the city. However, to get a good view of the area, you can climb the tower of St. George’s Church. It is worth noting that the 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory culminates with a tour of this city, when the boy and his grandfather fly over the place in a glass elevator.


At this point, we will have already traveled more than 160 kilometers through the most romantic route in Germany. Here we can visit Harburg and its castle. It is an architectural building of the eleventh century, which is considered by many as one of the best preserved and oldest fortresses of the town.


It is known as the pearl of the Bavarian Danube. 75% of the old town of Donauwörth was destroyed during World War II. However, three gates and five wall towers are still standing. It is possible to visit the town hall of this city located by the Danube River. You can also explore the Fuggerhaus, which is a Renaissance-era building.

Landsberg am Lech

The city is located on the banks of the Lech River and has a slightly less commercial atmosphere compared to other stops along the route. However, there are some highlights, such as the small baroque church of Johanniskirche.

At the same time, we can also enjoy the local history and art at the Neues Stadtmuseum. It is also possible to take a private tour ofMunich, as the city is located 50 minutes away from Landsberg am Lech. Moreover, it is a place where skyscrapers are in the company of castles.


Finally, the last stop of the most romantic route in Germany will be Füssen. This place is located in the vicinity of the Alps, being its mountainous landscape one of the most beautiful views there. Now, the Neuschwanstein Castle is the perfect place for this route, which stands out as a fortress similar to the castles of Walt Disney theme parks.

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