The Romantic Road

The Romantic Road stretches in southern Germany from Würzburg in the north down to Füssen in the south. It is the most famous and beloved holiday route in Germany. Along this road, you will discover numerous medieval towns of varying sizes as well as castles, both well-known and lesser-known, such as Neuschwanstein Castle. The Romantic Road offers travelers the full history and richness of this historic past.

You will drive through magnificent landscapes: valleys, countryside, forests, meadows, and fascinating mountain scenery. The route is fully signposted, whether you are traveling by car, motorhome, or bicycle for approximately 460 kilometers!

You will need about ten days to visit all the towns, castles, and also to enjoy the local gastronomy.

The highlights of the Romantic Road that you must not miss:

  • Füssen: The town located at the foot of the Alps and Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous medieval towns on the Romantic Road. With its lively streets, painted house facades, and castle, strolling through Füssen is extremely pleasant.
  • Neuschwanstein castle: The most famous castle in all of Germany, straight out of a Disney movie!
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: The most romantic! With its half-timbered houses, small Christmas shops, linen and delicacies. There are plenty of things to see in Rothenburg!
  • Linderhof castle: Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and incredible castles of Ludwig II, nestled in the mountains.

The Black Forest

The Black Forest is the lung of Germany. It is known for its numerous hiking trails and lakes, all interspersed with towns, villages, and castles. It is also the birthplace of the famous cuckoo clocks and the delicious cake that bears its name.

Highlights of the Black Forest not to be missed:

  • Triberg im Schwarzwald: The most famous village in the Black Forest, known for its highest waterfall in Germany and its many cuckoo clock shops! Don’t miss the shop with 1000 cuckoo clocks on the main street and enjoy a good slice of Black Forest cake; some say it was invented here!
  • Lake Titisee: The largest and most visited leisure lake in southern Germany. People come here to swim, hike, and boat.
  • Hohenzollern castle: Perched on a hill, a visit to this castle is a must, as it is filled with treasures.
  • Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald: The treetop walk will allow you to stroll along a wooden walkway 20 meters above the ground.

The Obersee and Königssee lakes

The most photographed lakes in Bavaria and all of Germany! Arriving at Lake Königssee feels like stepping into a postcard!

Highlights not to be missed:

  • The boat ride: Don’t miss the beautiful wooden electric boats on the lake and the trip to cross it. A surprise awaits you in the middle of the journey.
  • Lake Obersee: Cross Lake Königssee completely to reach Obersee. Enjoy a meal at the inn before heading out on a hike.
  • St. Bartholomä Church on the island: Take the hikes to see the waterfalls.

Neuschwanstein castle

The jewel of Bavaria. Neuschwanstein Castle is the largest and most famous of King Ludwig II of Bavaria’s castles. Visiting it is a feast for the eyes but also a confrontation with the reality of mass tourism from around the world!

Highlights not to be missed:

  • The Marienbrücke bridge: It offers the most beautiful exterior view of the castle, if you don’t mind waiting in line!
  • Lake Alpsee: Located at the foot of the castle, take the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful hike around this very scenic lake with crystal-clear waters. You can also rent a boat and take a ride on the lake.
  • Hohenschwangau castle: Situated below, it is less known than its neighbor but just as beautiful!

Linderhof castle

The most rococo of King Ludwig II of Bavaria’s castles, with sumptuous and richly furnished and decorated rooms. Nestled in a dreamlike setting among the mountains, be sure to visit the vast park and its numerous pavilions.

Guided tours are mandatory, with only 1 to 2 tours in French per day.

About Author

We are Sophie, Adrien, and our two adorable little ones. Passionate about travel, discovery, and gastronomy, we bought a 2007 Rapido camper van to travel differently, travel more, and introduce our children to the world. Here, we share our wonderful discoveries and tips for activities to do with children in France and beyond ! Welcome !

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