Romantic Road Germany (Romantische Straße)

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.

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A basic outline map of the Romantic Road 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.

 

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The brown tourist signs are frequent and easy to follow.

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.

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Rothenburg was the first stop

 

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Typical street scene in Rothenburg

 

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Outside the famous Christmas Shop – Kathe Wolfhart in Rothenburg

 

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, typical street scene

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.

Romantic Road Dinkelsbuhl

Dinkelsbuhl – wet weather street scene!

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Dinkelsbuhl

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”.

 

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Example of a Nordlingen pig.

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Early morning in Nordlingen, just as the bakeries were opening!

 

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This gentleman has a pig under his arm – maybe it is the “lucky” one!

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The gateway to Nordlingen

Another little piggy, with a smile on his face.

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.

 

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Landsberg am Lech

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Landsberg – and the rain had stopped!

 

Landsberg am Lech Romatic Road

Landsberg am Lech

Landsberg am Lech Romatic Road Germany

Landsberg am Lech, Romatic Road

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.

Wieskirche, Romantic Road Germany

Wieskirche, Romantic Road

Wieskirche, Romantic Road Germany

Wieskirche, Romantic Road

Night came came and the temperatures fell away quite sharply, hence the rain turned to snow…

Fussen Romantic Road

Nightfall came and brought with it…..SNOW! Yippee!

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.

Royal Castle Hohenschwangau Romantic Road

Signage approaching the Royal Castle

 

Royal Castle Hohenschwangau Romantic Road Germany

Royal Castle Hohenschwangau

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle Romantic Road Germany

Always time for a breather and a nip from the Thermos flask!

Horse drawn carriage rides were available Romntic Road Germany

Horse drawn carriage rides were available

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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.

 

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