Romantic Road

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Description

Neuschwanstein Castle (160)
Neuschwanstein Castle (160)

In Germany, the Romantic Road (Romantische Straße), from Würzburg to Füssen, runs about 350 km, the Main to the Alps, Franconia, Upper Bavaria and the Bavarian Swabia.

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Important historical waypoints or because of the attractive landscape are Würzburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen, Harburg, Donauwörth, Augsburg, Friedberg and Landsberg am Lech. Scenic areas are the Tauber Valley, the Ries, the Lechrain and the entire alpine foothills between Landsberg am Lech and Füssen. Attractions include the Würzburg Residence, the medieval townscapes of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Dinkelsbühl, the Fuggerei in Augsburg, Landsberg am Lech with its historic old town and the Lechwehr, the Wies Church (one of the most famous rococo churches) and the Neuschwanstein Castle built by King Ludwig II.

Main Sights

List of sights

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Augsburg

Fuggerei (1)
Fuggerei (1)
48° 22′ 7″ N, 10° 54′ 14″ E

The Fuggerei is the world’s oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes it name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger (known as “Jakob…

Harburg

Harburg (1)
Harburg (1)
48° 47′ 11″ N, 10° 41′ 27″ E

Harburg (Swabia) is a town in the valley of the Wörnitz and lies on the Romantic Road between Nördlingen and Donauwörth. The word Harburg consists of two parts: “Har” and “Burg”. Old certificates speak of Harburc, Horeburch and Horburc. In Old…

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle (1)
Neuschwanstein Castle (1)
47° 33′ 28″ N, 10° 45′ 0″ E

Neuschwanstein Castle stands above Hohenschwangau close to Füssen in southern Bavaria. The building was constructed in 1869 for the Bavarian King Ludwig II as an idealised notion of a knight’s castle from the Middle Age. The designs are by…

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber (01)
Rothenburg ob der Tauber (01)
49° 22′ 38″ N, 10° 10′ 45″ E

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach, located in the Franconia region of Bavaria, well known for its well-preserved medieval old town on the Romantic Road. The name “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” means, in German, “Red…

Wieskirche

Wieskirche (1)
Wieskirche (1)
47° 40′ 50″ N, 10° 54′ 1″ E

The Wies Church (Wieskirche) is a magnificently decorated Sanctuary belonging to the district of Wies in the municipality Steingaden. The full name of the Wieskirche is Sanctuary on the Meadow of the Scourged Saviour (Wallfahrtskirche zum…

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