The Romantic Road - from the river Main to the Alps

From Würzburg to Füssen, the Romantic Road opens up a wealth of European history, art and culture to travellers.

On the way from north to south, the landscape changes from river valleys, fertile agricultural land, forests and meadows to dramatic mountain scenery: from Würzburg and wine, the Tauber Valley and Rothenburg, via the Ries, Lechfeld and Pfaffenwinkel districts to the castles of King Ludwig. 

However, a journey along the Romantic Road offers much more than beautiful countryside and culinary delights. The Romantic Road thrives on the harmony of culture and hospitality, on the unending series of new vistas in polymorphic landscapes, on towns with impressive buildings that have preserved their original appearance over the centuries. 

The Romantic Road Bus Service

From April to October, the Romantic Road buses will connect the Romantic Road, Germany’s most famous and popular holiday route, with the international gateways of Frankfurt am Main and Munich. As there are no direct rail links, and only a few towns and villages can be reached by train, the bus with its ‘hop on – hop off’ concept, which is tried and tested across the world, offers the ideal way of organising one's own individual voyage of discovery along the Romantic Road.


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The Romantic Road Self-drive tour

If you want to experience the Romantic Road (and a little bit of the german Autobahn), the Romantic Road offers a 5-day/4-nights package. You would rent a car in Frankfurt (not included) and start your 5-day journey in Würzburg.

The Romantic Road will take care of the hotel reservations, guided tours of Rothenburg and Augsburg and - last but not least - entrance tickets to Neuschwanstein castle.


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Video: Germany's oldest and most popular holiday road