Romantic Road, Germany Tourist Attractions and Travel

With over 210 miles of beautiful sights to see, the Romantic Road in Germany is one of the country's best tourist routes. The Romantic Road itself was built in 1951 by the mayor of Augsburg.

He consulted the mayors of the other nearby towns and formed a coalition to inspire increased tourism in war-ravaged Germany. The road runs from Würzburg in the north all the way down to Fussen and the Alps in the south.

Romantic Road Travel, Germany Tourist Attractions

In-between are countless historic sights and over a dozen cozy German towns making this the perfect romantic road trip. Solomon Islands

 

While the road you'll travel on is modern, the trade route it's based on is quite ancient. The road follows the course of the Roman highway--Via Augustus--and was also a medieval trade route that connected several of the tows that lie along the Romantic Road.

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The Würzburg Residence is one of the first stops along the way in the North. Originally commissioned as a palace for the Archbishop of Schönborn, this immense residence took nearly a quarter century to complete the exterior and another forty years to complete the interior.

Romantic Road, Germany, Marienberg Fortress, Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen

Romantic Road Travel, Germany Tourist Attractions

 

An incredible amount of money was paid to create this opulent manor--which boasts two masterpieces of art. Also of note in your stop in this romantic road trip is the Marienberg Fortress, which towers over the town and provides superb views of the surrounding area.

Throughout the north, you'll also see the statues of the artist from the Middle Ages--Tilman Riemenschneider, a master sculptor. A romantic road trip can only be enhanced by Riemenschneider's works.

Romantic Road attractions

You'll find countless areas that feature the country's historic and natural beauty throughout the Romantic Road in Germany; from the Würzburg Residence in the north all the way down to Neuschwanstein Castle in Fussen. Castles and palaces dot the landscape in and around the medieval towns and walled villages along the Romantic Road. There are plenty of churches as well and lovers of architecture--from Baroque to Rocco to Gothic--will enjoy the many styles in the different edifices.



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