The Romantic Road Germany runs a length of about 200 miles from Wurzburg in the North to Fussen in the south. Very broadly speaking, the route follows old Roman Roads, but it was after the Second World War that the area became a tourist attraction and is often quoted as being the “number one” in Germany.
Many of the towns along the Romantic Road and similar in appearance, but often have a different ambience. My personal favourite calling point was at Landsberg
Anyway, on this occasion, the camera never lies, so here are a selection of photographs and also a journey video of our route.
Our first calling point was Rothernburg, where may made use of “parking place 3” for the motorhome – this post will help you with motorhome parking in Rothenburg.
Continuing through pretty towns and villages, the next stop was at Dinkelsbuhl, let down by very wet weather! Motorhome parking was easy and plentiful – see this post.
From Dinkelsbuhl, we made our way to the Stellplatz at Nordlingen for the night. The town of Nordlingen has an assocation with pigs – many shops have their name painted onto an ornate pig, at the entrance to the shop! One old legend states that an old pig lived in the town, and brought good luck and fortune to the towns people hence the pig beame the town’s “mascot”.
From Nordlingen, we continued southwards, stopping next at what turned out to be my favourite spot – Landsberg. Landsberg appeared to be a town for local people rather than tourists, hence it was my favourite! We did not find any motorhome parking or a Stellplatz but parked at the local school without any issue.
From Landsberg, it was southwards once more to the Wieskirche – see here for more photo’s from our visit. The inside is far more impressive than the outside.
Night came came and the temperatures fell away quite sharply, hence the rain turned to snow…
We were woken early by the sound of snow clearing equipment. After a leisurely start, we made our way towards Neuschwanstein Castle. We parked the motorhome in the main parking area, where a varying tariff is in operation for cars and motorhomes.
After a walk, or indeed a steady amble of one hour or so, we reached the Neuschwanstein Castle. Although clouded in mist, this added an air of mystery to the Schloss.
Places to stay along the Romantic Road
Finally, The Romantic Road is easy to navigate and is littered with Stellplatz and campsites. Local tourist offices are available. This website is a useful read when planning your own trip along the Romantic Road.