Romantic Road – Germany’s Famous Route in Bavaria

The Romantic Road is a popular holiday route in Germany. The route is the most beautiful connection between the cities of Wuerzburg in northern Bavaria and Fuessen, close to the Austrian border deep in the south of Germany. The road has a length of only 260 miles, but it is packed with over 20 tourist attractions including Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Augsburg, Dinkelsbuehl and the famous Castle of Neuschwanstein. So it is no surprise that almost 2 million Germany visitors travel the Romantic Road each and every year.

Because of that, you will see many signs in English and Japanese. There are also lots and lots of gift shops alongside the Romantic Road, selling useful and more often not so useful souvenirs.

Travelling Around the Romantic Road


I would recommend travelling this route by car. This way, you can really enjoy the beautiful landscapes and stop wherever you want when you want. Another way to travel is by bus. There are many organizations offering bus tours, a very reliable and experienced one is Europabus. They offer daily connections between the highlights of the Romantic Road. You can find the bus plans and book tours online. A good starting point for travelling the Romantic Road is Wuerzburg. You can also start from Frankfurt or Munich – the local tourist offices will help you willingly. But be aware, the busses may be very crowded especially in summer.

Thanks to the solid public transportation system in Germany, it is also possible to travel the Romantic Road by train. Every destination can be reached by train easily. Students and pensioners as well as people travelling with children might consider this way of travelling, as they qualify for special discounts. The German Rail Pass is applicable. With this ticket you can travel around the whole German country. Check for prices at bahn.de.