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The '''Romantic Road''' ("Romantischestrasse" in German) is a popular tourist route through historical towns in southern [[Germany]], from [[Würzburg]] to [[Füssen]].
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The '''Romantic Road''' ("Romantische Straße" in German) is a popular tourist route through historical towns in southern [[Germany]], from [[Würzburg]] to [[Füssen]].
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==Cities and sights==
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* [[Würzburg]]: Most important sights are the Fortress Marienberg and the Würzburg Residence.
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* [[Rothenburg ob der Tauber]], which is well known for its well-preserved medieval old town.
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* [[Dinkelsbühl]]: St. George's Minster and St. Paul's
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* [[Nördlingen]]
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* [[Donauwörth]]
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* [[Augsburg]]: Town hall with the "Der goldene Saal"
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* [[Füssen]]: Castles Schwangau, Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau
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The towns of Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen and Rothenburg ob der Tauber are the only towns in Germany which still have a completely established city wall.
  
==Cities==
 
*[[Würzburg]]
 
*[[Rothenburg|Rothenburg ob der Tauber]]
 
*[[Nördlingen]]
 
*[[Donauwörth]]
 
*[[Augsburg]]
 
*[[Füssen]]
 
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
*The Romantic Road is intersected by the [[Castle Road]].
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The Romantic Road is intersected by the [[Castle Road]] (German: ''Burgstrasse'').
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
The term "Romantic Road" was first used in around the 1950s in the [[America]]n-occupied section of a [[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 even be seen in Japanese.
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The term "Romantic Road" was first used in around the 1950s in the [[United States of America|America]]n-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, (info@romantischestrasse.de).
 
More info can be obtained from the Touristik Arbeitsgemeinschaft Romantische Strasse, Waaggässlein 1, D-91550 Dinkelsbühl, phone ''+49 9851'' 551387, (info@romantischestrasse.de).
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==Talk==
 
==Talk==
*German is spoken along the Romantic road, though it may be strong on the Schwabish dialect.
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[[German phrasebook|German]] is spoken along the Romantic road, though it may be strong on the Schwabish dialect in the region around [[Donauwörth]].
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
*Depending on which direction you travel, [[Frankfurt]] and [[Munich]] make good entry and exit points to the Romantic Road.
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Depending on which direction you travel, [[Frankfurt]] and [[Munich]] make good entry and exit points to the Romantic Road.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
*The '''Europabus'''[http://www.romantic-road-coach.de/] operates along the Romantischestrasse between April and October. €58.50 is the adult fare one way from Würzburg to Füssen.
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*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 your can travel in their bus when it rains.  
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The '''Europabus'''[http://www.romantic-road-coach.de/] operates along the Romantischestrasse between April and October. Euro 58.50 is the adult fare one way from Würzburg to Füssen.
*Most of the destinations along the Romantic Road can also be reached by '''train''',[http://bann.de] but what would be the fun in that?
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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.  
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Most of the destinations along the Romantic Road can also be reached by '''train'''. [http://bann.de]
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
The best-known places along the route are [[Rothenburg|Rothenburg ob der Tauber]], Baroque city of [[Würzburg] (a major wine region), [[Füssen]] (at the foot of the Alps), [[Augsburg]], and the small but delightful town of [[Dinkelsbühl]].
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The best-known places along the route are [[Rothenburg ob der Tauber]], Baroque city of [[Würzburg]] (a major wine region), [[Füssen]] (at the foot of the Alps), [[Augsburg]], and the small but delightful town of [[Dinkelsbühl]].
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==Do==
 
==Do==
*Walk around the old towm walls, visit the medieval tourture museum, and buy Christmas decorations in [[Rothenburg|Rothenburg ob der Tauber]]
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* Walk around the old town walls, visit the medieval torture museum and buy Christmas decorations in [[Rothenburg ob der Tauber]].
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* Visit the cathedral and sample wines in [[Würzburg]].
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* Visit the Crater Museum near [[Nördlingen]].
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* See the fairy-tale castle of ''Neuschwanstein'' near [[Füssen]].
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
*German food
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* German food
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
*German beer. Try the ''Radler'' (beer mixed with lemonade/soda) if you are cycling.
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*Sample wine from the distinctive ''Bocksbeutel'' in [[Würzburg]].
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* German beer. Try the ''Radler'' (beer mixed with lemonade/soda) if you are cycling.
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* Sample wine from the distinctive ''Bocksbeutel'' in [[Würzburg]].
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
*Observe the road rules
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Observe the road rules.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
*Escape to the Alps from [[Füssen]]
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* Escape to the [[Alps]] from [[Füssen]]
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==Links==
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[http://www.romantischestrasse.de/?lang=uk Official Website]

Revision as of 22:46, 28 August 2011

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The Romantic Road ("Romantische Straße" in German) is a popular tourist route through historical towns in southern Germany, from Würzburg to Füssen.

Contents

Cities and sights

The towns of Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen and Rothenburg ob der Tauber are the only towns in Germany which still have a completely established city wall.

Other destinations

The Romantic Road is intersected by the Castle Road (German: Burgstrasse).

Understand

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, (info@romantischestrasse.de). [1]

Talk

German is spoken along the Romantic road, though it may be strong on the Schwabish dialect in the region around Donauwörth.

Get in

Depending on which direction you travel, Frankfurt and Munich make good entry and exit points to the Romantic Road.

Get around

The Europabus[2] 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. [3]

See

The best-known places along the route are Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Baroque city of Würzburg (a major wine region), Füssen (at the foot of the Alps), Augsburg, and the small but delightful town of Dinkelsbühl.

Do

  • Walk around the old town walls, visit the medieval torture museum and buy Christmas decorations in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
  • Visit the cathedral and sample wines in Würzburg.
  • See the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein near Füssen.

Eat

  • German food

Drink

  • German beer. Try the Radler (beer mixed with lemonade/soda) if you are cycling.
  • Sample wine from the distinctive Bocksbeutel in Würzburg.

Stay safe

Observe the road rules.

Get out



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