Germany’s Romantic Road
- Wine Tasting and introduction to franconian wine
- Romantic Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the once free city and Germany’s preserved ‘Jewel of the Middle Ages’
- Cable car ride with panoramic view on the Alps, castles and lakes
- King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castle Neuschwanstein
The Motorhome Tour
The Romantic Road is Germany’s best known and most popular tourist route running from the River Main and the vineyards of Würzburg to the foot of the Alps. You will see the landscape change from river valleys, fertile agricultural land, forests and meadows in the north to dramatic mountain scenery in the south.
Visit the historic cities of Würzburg and Augsburg and the three medieval walled towns of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen and feel yourself being transported back in time before arriving at King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castle Neuschwanstein and the Alps, a region surrounded by four lakes at the bottom of the Ammergau Alps.
Day 1: Lohr am Main
We will start our tour in Lohr am Main, a land of fairy-tale castles, tall foreboding towers, and stunning churches. The perfect place to stroll along the river, or visit the old town filled with many half-timbered buildings built in the 16th and 17th centuries and squares decorated with sand-stone fountains. There are small shops, bistros, and the chance for beer and wine sampling. In the evening we will have a group dinner in order to get to know each other.
Day 2: Lohr am Main – Kitzingen
On the way to Kitzingen visit the city of Würzburg with its Marienburg fortress, former Prince Bishop´s Residence, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument and the old town. Alternatively stop at the Erwin Hymer World, the flagship store of the Hymer Group, located next to a designer outlet. In the evening we will visit a wine cellar in Kitzingen, see the wine making process and try some of the typical franconian wines.
Day 3: Kitzingen – Weikersheim
Today we travel further along the Romantic Road. Visit Tauberbischofsheim, one of the oldest towns in the Tauber Valley, Lauda-Königshofen, a wine town with magnificent churches or Bad Mergentheim, a spa town famous for its castle. Our destination, Weikersheim is embedded in Vineyards and is famous for its splendid Renaissance palace and magnificent gardens.
Day 4: Weikersheim – Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Today we will travel only a short distance to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the top tourist stops along the Romantic Road. This picturesque medieval town looks much as it did in the Middle Ages, making it a delightful place to visit and will make yourself feel transported back in time.
Day 5: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Today you have the full day to visit the town. Amble past beautiful old houses, secluded squares and tucked-away corners of the old quarter, where towers, taverns and town gates alternate with fountains, fortifications and former storehouses. Walk along the unbroken ring of town walls for impressive views of the town and the Tauber Valley. Don’t miss Käthe Wohlfahrts Christmas Museum and shop selling a huge range of traditional German Christmas items – all year round.
Day 6: Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Dinkelsbühl
Today we travel to the former imperial town of Dinkelsbühl. The town wall with its towers and gates surrounds one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Germany. Take a walk through the historic centre and admire the historic market places lined with charming half-timbered houses and representative buildings.
Day 7: Dinkelsbühl – Donauwörth
On the way to Donauwörth make a stop in Nördlingen and walk right round Germany’s only completely preserved town wall. Visit Harburg, a medieval town with a maze of small, crooked lanes lined by half-timbered houses and home to one of Germany’s best preserved castles, the mighty Harburg, towering above the village.
Day 8: Donauwörth – Augsburg
After a short drive we will arrive in Augsburg. It is the largest city on the Romantic Road and is one of Germany’s oldest founded by the romans 2000 years ago. The city offers numerous places of interest, the most well-known being the Renaissance City Hall, the Cathedral, the Fuggerei social housing complex and the Augsburger Puppenkiste marionette theatre.
Day 9: Augsburg
Today you could spend more time to explore the city. Alternatively relax at your motorhome or go for a swim in the private lake of the campsite.
Day 10: Augsburg – Landsberg am Lech
The old town of Landsberg is situated beside the river Lech. Visit the old town with its spacious market square lined with stately patrician houses, the town hall with its richly decorated stucco façade and the dominant “Schmalz” tower.
Day 11: Landsberg am Lech – Schwangau
On the way to Schwangau stop and visit the world famous Wieskirche Pilgrimage Church at the foot of the Alps near Steingaden. It is considered a perfect example of Bavarian rococo architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. Alternatively the Benedictine monastery Andechs is worth a visit. It is the oldest pilgrimage church in Bavaria and houses Germany’s largest independent monastery brewery!
Day 12, 13 and 14: Schwangau
This region offers recreational and leisure options as well as culture in abundance. King Ludwig’s famous fairy-tale castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are a highlight of this tour. We will take the Tegelberg cable car to the mountain station at 1.730m and enjoy the fabulous views of the Alps, the castles and the lakes. There are also 120 km of hiking and walking paths and to relax afterwards enjoy the Royal Crystal Thermal baths!
Day 15: Departure and end of tour
Touring Season 2017
Saturday 23rd September– Saturday 7th October 2017
Calais pick-up: Friday 22nd September 2017
What is included:
All services are for a motorhome with 2 people
- Welcome Dinner
- Wine Tasting with an introduction to franconian wine and a Bavarian meal (Brotzeit)
- Cable car ride with panoramic view on the Alps, castles and lakes
- All campsites / motorhome parks with electricity (where available)
- Assistance of a multi-lingual motorhome guide during the whole tour
- Travel pack containing maps, a detailed road book with directions to the campsites, suggestions for sightseeing and general advice on motorhoming in Europe
- Secured Payment Certificate
What is included in the optional Calais pick-up service:
- Flexible return ferry crossing from Dover
- Pick-up by motorhome guide in Calais
- One additional night at a campsite in Germany
Price for tour only: £1,150
Optional Extra Calais pick-up service: £270
All prices are for a motorhome with 2 people
– Other prices upon request –
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