There is hardly any other German tourist route as popular as the Romantic Road, one of the world’s oldest itineraries for keen holidaymakers. The concept of the Romantic Road is based quite loosely on an old Roman route with a few other medieval places added to it to make it even more interesting for tourists.
Intended to give a boost to German tourism after World War II, the route has become increasingly popular with visitors from all over the world. The Romantic Road starts in Würzburg and features three walled towns founded in the Middle Ages, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen and picturesque Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The road leads further to the south through Augsburg and has a glorious finish in the Bavarian fairy-tale castle area Hohenschwangau amid the Alps.
The historic towns on the way are abundant in UNESCO World Heritage sites, old churches and well-preserved architecture as a trustworthy reflection of past times. While travelling along the Romantic Road, you will go past beautiful castles with lavish interiors and tended gardens, walled towns almost intact to this day and cathedrals with monumental Gothic towers.
From Würzburg in the north all the way to Füssen in the south, a real-life encyclopaedia of rich European history and culture will open up in front of you. A modern tourist will love the app, which provides a lowdown of attractions and sites together with an interactive map to help you during the trip. Start your journey in Frankfurt with a car hire from Auto Europe and dive into the pure magic of European heritage on the Romantic Road in Germany.