A Road Trip In Germany: Exploring The Romantic Road and Its Attractions
In 2017, Germany outranked the US and placed first out of 50 destinations across the world. Statistics also show that around 2 million British citizens visit Germany every year. More British families are taking trips in Germany because they are discovering a lot of interesting destinations. One of the most popular road trip destination is the Romantic Road. Spanning 350km from the vineyards of Würzburg to the foothills of the Alps, this road offers Germany’s most popular tourist attraction sites. So if you’re planning a family road trip, a trip to the Romantic Road should definitely be on the cards.
Transportation along the Romantic Road
Some tourists opt for organised trips along the route, but part of the charm is making stops when and where you want to. It is possible to do sections of the Romantic road using the train or bus. However, these can be unreliable because you can miss out on some of the towns because of the different schedules and routes. If you have a family, the best way to enjoy the route is by using your own travel trailer. Part of the experience of having an RV is that you will be able to make your own schedule and make diversions off the normal routes to attractions that are of interest to your family. You will be able to pack a lot of gear and refreshments, which will come in handy when you make stops in between towns to explore and enjoy the scenery. The German infrastructure is also superb and suitable for all kinds of road trip vehicles, so traveling with your RV won’t be a problem.
Attractions along the route
This route is particularly ideal for families, especially households with kids who are interested in castles, palaces and fairy tales. This is because the winding route will take you through old fairy-tale castles, perfectly preserved medieval walled towns, old palaces and cathedrals, all of which will fascinate the whole family. This route starts at the UNESCO listed Wurzburg’s Residenz palace, which boasts of opulent interiors and the largest ceiling painting in the world. As you drive along the road, some of the most impressive sites that you will also experience are the fortified walls at the medieval cities of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen and a 15½-mile crater created by a huge meteorite over 10 million years ago. Also, a tour of the wine producing villages along River Main is highly recommended, as is a visit to the Prince-Bishops’ summer palace at Veitshöchheim, 4 miles from Würzburg. This palace served as a hunting lodge for Prince Bishop and is also the country’s most famous rococo garden, decorated with more than 200 statues.
If you are planning to take your family for a trip to the Romantic road, it may help to note that the route is best enjoyed during spring, summer and autumn. Just remember to make adequate preparations and the whole family will definitely enjoy the trip.