Travel along the Romantic Road, one of the main attractions in Germany
In April, 2009 my sister and I traveled to Europe. This came about as her daughter had been away 12 months living and working in Holland. My sister wanted to catch up with her. Sounded good to me, I’d love to see the tulips and Keukenhof Gardens in Holland. I suggested we do another tour in a nearby country to make it worthwhile. After a lot of looking on the internet I came up with a tour of the Romantic Road, one of the many attractions of Germany.
My sister has an excellent travel agent, so we took the information to her to do the bookings for the small group tour we had chosen. This was a seven day small group tour down the Romantic Road into Bavaria Germany. The travel agent organized our hotel for the necessary nights in Frankfurt, booked our rail ticket from Frankfurt to Holland, and of course our international flights. All taken care of, no fuss, no bother.
A tour of the Romantic Road
Our trip along the Romantic Road took us to the following places commencing in Frankfurt, through to Bavaria in Germany, along the Rhine, and then back to Frankfurt.
Frankfurt- a bustling, vibrant city on the River Main in Germany. The ancient and modern buildings, blend to make an attractive environment, with plenty to see and do.
Wurzburg and the magnificent “Residence”, a wonder of baroque architecture now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Rothenburg, Germany’s “Jewel of the Middle Ages”. Picturesque medieval city, a must on your small group tour.
Dinkelsbuhl and Nordlingen pretty medieval towns, and the Fugger city of Augsburg;
Wies a rococo church; from the outside a simple church set quietly against green pastures and forests, with an astonishing interior!
Fussen on the Lech River, and our first view of the snow peaks of the Bavarian Alps of Germany.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, snow capped mountains and a view of Germany’s highest peak Zugspitze, 2,962m above sea level. Close by “Neuschwanstien” the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II.
Oberammergau home of the famous Passion Plays; famous for its frescoes and wood carvers.
Ettal – the mysterious and ancient Benedictine abbey, founded in 1330 for a group of knights and Benedictine Monks.
Munich – the wonderful Gothic Town Hall and Nymphenburg Palace.
Lake Constance on the border of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Lindau – An historical and picturesque town on the shores of Lake Constance
Konstanz – across the lake to the ancient town of Konstanz, also the birth place of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin.
The Black Forest – The pretty township of Triberg and beautiful Lake Titisee.
Freiburg the capital of the Black Forest, renowned for its cuckoo clocks.
Heidelberg the city, with the famous Heidelberg Castle and ruins, set high on a hill above the city.
Rudesheim the wine growing region, a warm friendly medieval town; great souvenirs and delicious apple strudel with fresh cream.
Cruising on the Rhine, enjoying the local wines, views of the vineyards,with picturesque castles and ruins along its shores.
Finally returning to Frankfurt for a tour of the city.
A very full seven days on a small group tour; very relaxing and enjoyable as you journey along the Romantic Road to see the many attractions of Germany.
Below, books to read before you go, and/or books you will find handy to take with you, to help find your way around especially if you are back packing. I particularly like the DK travel guides, and find them very handy on the trip, and when I return from a small group tour. They help identify my photos of the many things I have seen and places I have been. Knowledge of the language of the country you are traveling through is always a plus. I find purchasing through Amazon makes these books very affordable.
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