4 Days – Munich – Augsburg –
Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Wurzburg – Frankfurt
After arrival and hotel check-in, we recommend a walk through the Old Town of Munich to collect some impressions of this beautiful city.
For the evening, how about a visit in the probably most famous tavern in the world, the Hofbrauhaus?
Munich + Palace Neuschwanstein (approx. 230 km)
After breakfast, your guide is awaiting you for a sightseeing tour in the capital of the Free State of Bavaria and third biggest city in Germany.You will see the Marienplatz with the column of St. Mary in the very heart of the city; the new town hall with its famous carillon and its elaborate facade, seat of the mayor and the city council; the old-established and very popular Viktualienmarkt; the medieval city gate Isartor; the Cathedral Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), the landmark of Munich; the grand and expensive commercial street Maximilianstraße; the Residence, former centre of power of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings; the 3 Pinakothek-museums with outstanding collections; as well as the baroque Nymphenburg Palace, one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe.Around noon, you leave Munich and continue to Fuessen where you will visit the Palace of Neuschwanstein. The “fairytale castle” of Kind Ludwig II was built from 1868 onwards and nowadays belongs to the most popular castles and palaces in Europe with over 1 million visitors per year. Because the king was afraid of people, he built the castle as a retreat from the public. Architecture and décor have been influenced by romantic historism and eclecticism of the 19th century. Straight after the death of King Ludwig II, the castle was opened to the public. After your visit of the “fairytale castle”, you will drive to Augsburg.
Augsburg – Rothenburg o. d. Tauber – Wurzburg (approx. 260 km)
Following the Romantic Road, without doubt the most attractive connection between more than 2 dozen famous towns in Southern Germany, you will reach the medieval town Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The oldest and most famous German tourist route from Wurzburg to Fuessen has counted its 60th anniversary in 2010 and was celebrated with numerous nostalgic festivities.
At Rothenburg ob der Tauber you will be welcomed by your guide who will show you this world-famous town. There is probably no other place in Germany where medieval times are as perceptible as they are here. The Old Town with its surrounding wall, its winding lanes and narrow corners resemble a piece of art. Remember to visit the famous Kaethe-Wohlfahrt-Christmas house, which is open allyear and offers the world`s largest selection of traditional German Christmas decoration.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is regarded by many visitors as the prototypical German market town and thus, attracts a large number of tourists. In the afternoon, you will drive to Wurzburg.
Wurzburg – Frankfurt – Departure
In the early morning, your guide is awaiting you for a city tour in Wurzburg. Start with a visit of the former Prince Bishop`s Residence, part of the UNESCO world heritage. Built from 1720 to 1744, this masterpiece of Southern German Baroque is among the most important castles of Europe. You will also see the old bridge over the river Main, an impressive building with 8 arcs; Cathedral St. Kilian, fourth biggest Romanesque church in Germany; the old University as well as the monumental fortress on the Marienberg, whose settlement dates back to Celtic times. Afterwards, return to Frankfurt. You will return home with long lasting memories of the Romantic Road.
Upon request we gladly offer adequate transfer services(coach / minibus / limousine / driver-guide / train / rented car) .
Kindly note that our programs are merely suggested itineraries. Please do not hesitate to send us your request for a tailor-made quotation according to your special interests.Please also note that due to the opening times of included sights the program might have to be modified.
In cases of special events or important fairs and conferences, an accommodation in a centrally located hotel might not be possible. The excursion program however is generally not affected by these events.