What is the Romantic Road?
If a straight line is the shortest connection between two points, the Romantic Road is undoubtedly the most attractive connection between more than two dozen South German towns, all of which hold staring places in travel guides on the region. The best known of them are Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the wine, cathedral and Baroque city of Würzburg, Füssen, Augsburg, the city of the Fugger family and silver, and the small but delightful town of Dinkelsbühl.
At the entrance to the garden at the former Prince Bishops’ Residence in Würzburg (UNESCO World Heritage Monument) there is a sign welcoming visitors to the Romantic Road in 8 languages. This is the official beginning or end, as the case may be, of the Romantic Road, which runs for 385 km from this point to Füssen.
Founded by the Roman Emperor Augustus more than 2,000 years ago, Augsburg is one of Germany’s oldest cities. The Free Imperial City reached its economic highpoint in the 15th and 16th centuries thanks to the trading and banking activities of the Fugger and Welser families. Today, the historical city centre with its grand Maximilianstrasse and the Renaissance and Baroque façades of the palaces and patrician houses presents a mirror image of this splendid epoch.
The hotel is located at the main train station and just minutes from the city centre. You reside within walking distance of the Fuggerpalast, the Schaetzler Palais and the theatre. Guests profit from free travel on the local public transport network with one’s room card.
The hotel is located in the city centre, opposite the pedestrian area. The historic old town of Augsburg is within walking distance.
The former town of residence of the Grand and German Masters of the Order of Teutonic Knights has enjoyed an international reputation as a spa for many years. Bad Mergentheim is famous for its Castle of the Teutonic Order with chapel and museum. On the market place, fine half-timbered houses and Baroque palaces are grouped around the magnificent Renaissance Town Hall and the Minster of St. John.
Best Western Premier Parkhotel (FC)
Although Best Western Premier Parkhotel Bad Mergentheim is located in the countryside, it is perfectly connected to the most important traffic routes with easy access to next airport, fair area, train station and city centre.
The former Free Imperial Town of Dinkelsbühl is located in the middle of the Romantic Road. The historical old town with 16 towers, fortifications and magnificent patrician buildings is under a preservation order. The most important sights include the Minster of St. Georg, one of Germany´s most beautiful late Gothic hall churches, the 'Weinmarkt' (wine market), the 'Deutsches Haus', the old hospital, the town mill and the picturesque 'Rothenburger' pond alongside the town wall. During the evening, the night watchman makes his rounds of the illuminated old town.
Deutsches Haus (FC)
This 15th century family-owned hotel - one of the most beautiful of its kind in Southern Germany - still exudes an old Franconian charm and warmth, making it an ideal place to stay for a romantic break or touring holiday.
Goldene Kanne (TS)
The historic, romantic and modern hotel is housed in a historical building which dates back to the year 1690. Experience traditional and cordial hospitality in a romantic ambience where once upon a time emperors and kings used to dine.
Haus Appelberg (TS)
The hotel with the personal atmosphere, romantically and comfortable furnished rooms, is situated in the historic town of Dinkelsbühl nearby the cathedral St. Georg, House of history, 3-D-museum, Fränkisch Schwäbisches Landestheater. Dinner restaurant with vine bar offering around 80 different kinds of Vine, main focus Franconia.
Originally a fishing community on an island in the Wörnitz, the former Free Imperial Town of Donauwörth is situated at the confluence of the Wörnitz and the Danube. The 'Reichsstrasse' with its imposing patrician houses forms the magnificent axis of the historic old town between the Town Hall and the ‘Fuggerhaus’ and is one of South Germany’s most attractive streets.
Posthotel Traube (TS)
The hotel Traube with its family atmosphere is the ideal place for a leisurely break during your journey along the Romantic Road.
Zu den drei Kronen (TS)
Placed within the historic and romantic town centre of Donauwörth, the family-owned three star hotel offers a cordial hospitality in a classy atmosphere.
In one of Germany’s most attractive holiday regions at the foot of the Alps and Neuschwanstein, Füssen is Bavaria’s highest town at an altitude of 800 to 1,200 metres. The late medieval town centre with its high castle and St. Mang’s monastery houses numerous works of art and monuments to a history stretching back almost 2,000 years.
Hotel Luitpoldpark (FC)
The hotel is situated in the heart of the city, overlooking the cities central park. All rooms are furnished with marble bathroom, toilet, cosmetic mirror, hair dryer, satellite television, telephone, room safe and mini-bar.
Hotel Hirsch (TS)
The hotel is located in the pedestrian area. It is a traditional hotel furnished with Bavarian antiques and built in art deco. Regional specialities and modern, light food is served in the cosy »Bierstueberl«, Fuessen´s "Inn".
Hotel am Hopfensee (TS)
Located in a picturesque setting at the lake Hopfensee and offers a breathtaking view over the Bavarian and Tyrolean Alps.
The village of the 'King´s Castles’ is surrounded by four lakes and the Ammergebirge nature protection area. The attractions include 120 km of hiking and walking paths, King Ludwig´s world-famous castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, Royal Crystal Thermal Baths (thermal bathing and sauna landscape of the latest generation). Cable car to the 1,720 m-high Tegelbahn mountain.
The hotel is located at the end of the Romantic Road, only a few kilometres from Fuessen. It lies in an ideal position to tour the Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau as well as the surrounding Alps.
Distance to Airport: 150 km; Distance to Main Station: 4 km
Garni Hotel Schlossblick (TC)
The Schlossblick Hotel is located in the centre of Hohenschwangau, between the Royal Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles. A low budget bed & breakfast hotel with private atmosphere.
Schwangauer Hof (TS)
The Schwangauer Hof is the perfect hotel for families. Friendly, middle-class hotel, located in Schwangau-Horn, only 3 to 5 driving minutes to the Royal Castles.
Schlosshotel Lisl (TS)
The "Schlosshotel Lisl" is situated directly between the two Royal Castles. It offers magnificent views and excellent Bavarian and International cuisine.
Located in the heart of the Ries district, the former Free Imperial Town of Nördlingen still has an almost complete medieval townscape. It is the only town in Germany with walls and battlements that can be walked all the way round. The historical old town is dominated by its landmark, the late Gothic hall church of St. George, with its 90 m high bell tower 'Daniel', which can be climbed 365 days a year.
NH Kloesterle (TS)
The hotel is situated in the centre of Noerdlingen and connected with the historic Kloester church. The main tourist attractions are located within walking distance. Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, fitness, sauna, steam bath, solarium.
Distance to Airport: 125 km; Distance to Main Station: 1 km
The incomparable silhouette of the former Free Imperial City rises high above the Tauber Valley at the crossroads of the Romantic Road and the Castle Road. The turbulent history of the town is reflected in the performances of the historical festival play 'The master Draught' and 'The Shepherds Dance'. The jam-packed calendar of events is rounded off by the amusing Hans Sachs farces, the Imperial City Festival and the famous Christmas market.
Character and atmosphere embrace you when you enter the hall. Four patrician buildings from the 15th and 16th century form one hotel today.
Distance to Airport: 100 km; Distance to Main Station: 1,5 km
Boutiquehotel Goldene Rose (TS)
This family-run, 3-star hotel offers cosy accommodation in the medieval town of Rothenburg.
Most of Rothenburg's most popular sights are within easy walking distance of the Goldene Rose. These include the Marktplatz (market square) and the 14th-century St. Jakobskirche church.
Hotel Merian (TS)
This comfortable hotel is an ideal base for discerning guests. The location of this hotel - just 2.0 km from the motorway and 0.5 km to the Main Station make it easy to reach the City Center on foot.
Zum Breiterle (TC)
At the hotel Breiterle you will find an enchanting blend of the old and the new: old fashioned atmosphere and modern holiday comfort. The idyllic old guest-house with its former brewery "Zum Breiterle" was acquired in the early 18th century.
Built as a manor in 1536, converted into a small brewery in 1704 this historical house became a hotel in 1984. The historical monument was restored true to its original plan. Those who are fond of the romantic idyll will certainly find things to their taste here.
Akzent Hotel Schranne (TS)
The hotel is situated in the middle of the medieval town, next to the old fortification wall of 1380. Built in about 17th century as a residence of a Noble-Family, the house was changed into a hotel a long time ago and is still operated by the same proprietor.
Watched over by its landmark, the Marienburg fortress, the university and congress city on the River Main is surrounded by vineyards. In addition to the former Prince Bishop´s Residence (UNESCO World Heritage Monument), the splendid Baroque masterpiece by Balthasar Neumann, sights worth seeing in the old town included the Cathedral, the New Minster, St. Mary´s Chapel, the Market Place and the old bridge over the River Main. Numerous museums (Main-Franconia Museum, Cathedral Museum, Museum in the "Kulturspeicher"), theatre and attractive festival highlights (Mozart Festival, Africa Festival).
Located downtown on the banks of the Main River, the hotel is in the immediate vicinity of the old city centre. It is ideally situated for visitors to the area and has a welcoming atmosphere with friendly and hospitable service.
Best Western Premier Hotel Rebstock (FC)
This historic, 4-star hotel in Würzburg offers a Rococo façade, award-winning Franconian food, and free use of a nearby gym and sauna. Has modern rooms and suites with satellite TV, work desk, and black-out curtains. Wi-Fi is free in all areas.
Attractions near the Rebstock Hotel include the historic market square, just a 5-minute walk away. The Würzburg Residence is a 10-minute walk away.
The hotel is situated next to the Juliuspromenade, approximately 200 m from the Congress Centre and approximately 800 m from the main train station. All sights of interest of the city centre can be reached in just a few minutes.
The hotel is centrally located across the central train station and next to the pedestrian zone. Many attractive sights such as the Residenz are within walking distance.