The term "Romantic Road" was first used in around the 1950s in the American-occupied section of Germany. The name was initially known predominantly among American soldiers, who took their families on vacation there. The route is now popular with all nationalities. Signs can nowadays even be seen in Japanese.
More info can be obtained from the Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft Romantische Strasse, Waaggässlein 1, D-91550 Dinkelsbühl, phone +49 9851 551387, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Europabus operates along the Romantischestrasse between April and October. Euro 58.50 is the adult fare one way from Würzburg to Füssen.
Those with more time on their hands can travel at a more leisurely pace by bicycle along the 420-km stretch of road in about ten days. Guided tours are also available to take some of the stress out of the journey—they will take care of your luggage and accommodation, and you can travel in their bus when it rains.
Most of the destinations along the Romantic Road can also be reached by train.