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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.

Hohenschwangau-Castle-of-King Maximilian II,small group tour Romantic Road

Hohenschwangau-Castle-of-King Maximilian II, small group tour Romantic Road

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 Germany, old building and the new blend together to make an attractive city.

Frankfurt Germany, old buildings and new blend together to make an attractive vibrant city.

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;

Medieval-City-of-Rothenburg quaint and picturesque city on the Romantic Road

Medieval City of Rothenburg,  a quaint and picturesque city on the Romantic Road

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.

Oberammergau- traditional Bavarian Fairytale frescoes painted on the buildings

Oberammergau- traditional Bavarian fairytale frescoes painted on the buildings

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.

Romantic-Road-Lake-Titisee in the Black Forest Bavaria Germany

Romantic-Road- Beautiful Lake-Titisee in the Black Forest Bavaria Germany

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.

Romantic Road Heidelburg Castle ruins from the main square Heidelburg

Romantic Road Heidelberg Castle ruins from the main square of Heidelberg

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.

Katz-Castle-overlooking-St.Goarshausen River Rhine Romantic Road tour

Katz Castle overlooking St.Goarshausen, River Rhine Romantic Road

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.

Germany (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
Daytrips Germany : 60 One Day Adventures by Rail or by Car in Bavaria, the Rhineland the North and the East(Paperback)
Rick Steves’ German Phrase Book and Dictionary


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  1. This seems like a wonderful way to see a lot of Germany, and Rothenburg looks gorgeous!

    • Bavaria Germany is probably one of the prettiest areas of Germany. It was certainly an eye opener for me. Thanks for dropping by. Lyn

  2. Hohenschwangau castle looks like a luxury version of the Bratislava Castle. I didn’t know Germany had so many beautiful sites

  3. Follow the Romantic Road and your heart, finding unspoiled nature, picturesque towns with city walls, towers, and half-timbered houses, hidden monasteries, medieval castles, and romantic hotels.
    This 261 mile long scenic route makes the journey your reward..

    • Hi Devon, It sounds like you are very familiar with the Romantic Road, it certainly has all of the above romantic and picturesque places to visit. Thanks for dropping by. Lyn

  4. Germany, specially Frankfurt is the real deal for love birds. I have relatives in Frankfurt and often go there… doesn’t feel like coming back.

    • Frankfurt is a very nice city and if you know it well enough, no doubt there are many romantic places to visit. Thanks for your comment.

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