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A Scenic Drive on Germany’s Romantic Road

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

A trip to Germany is like walking into a fairytale. All those stories we were told as children seem to come to life in the beautiful scenery and culturally rich heritage.

Germany Romantic Road

Whether you’re going solo or as a couple, you will find there is an endless amount of things to do in Germany for adults.

There is an endless amount of things to do in Germany for adults. For a view of this, take a drive on the Romantic Road. This road is used to connect Bavaria with both the south and the north end. It was originally a trade route in the middle ages and is strongly connected to Germany’s history. There are many towns and varied sites you can visit castles, vineyards, marketplaces, beautiful hotels, and many other intriguing sites along the way. It is recommended that no trip to this site would be complete without a visit to Wurzburg, the town northernmost on the Romantic Road. You can find beautiful architecture, fabulous restaurants, and a great winery in the famed Franken Wine Growing Region. While you are there, visit the Marianberg Fortress and the Residenz. The Marianburg Fortress is located on top of a hill that overlooks the city and is located on the very site that the first church in Germany was built in 706 AD. The fortress has been redesigned several times and the oldest part of it which sports a blue dome is reportedly from the eleventh century. The Residenz offers up the romanticism of the Baroque age and has a large well and a garden that both date back to the year 1631.

Another great place to visit is the Marktplatz or marketplace. You can find lots of stands that offer everything from cheese to flowers. There are great sites to see such as The Falkenhaus built in 1751. It’s a great place to learn about the area since it’s a tourist information center. Another high point is The Gothic Marienkapelle Church, built in 1400. It houses works of various famous artists including Tilman Riemenschneider and also The Great Baroque architect, Balthasar Neumann.

If you are a foodie, you’ll love Germany! Germany is a little-known culinary adventure! Of course, the most well-known foods include sauerkraut, bratwurst, and beer, but there is much more to German cuisine. Not only do you have your choice of 5000 varieties of beer, as well as potatoes, breads, pastries, and some of the best wine anywhere.

If you love natural beauty and beautiful scenery, there is no shortage of that in Germany. They have beautiful coasts that offer up everything from white sandy beaches to nature preserves. They also have a breadth of breathtaking castles villages, and historical landmarks all over the country. Along the coasts, you can find many resorts and you’ll notice that the west coast differs from the east coast in that the architecture differs depending on which region you visit.

Photo taken on the Romantic Road, Germany originally posted by Phil~

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Venere Travel Blog writer anna gibson-farringer

Anna is a writer/researcher who specializes in travel writing. She earned her B.A. in Mass Communications from The University of Tulsa, making her the first person in her family to do so. She has been writing professionally since 2005 and is happily married to her best friend.

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  1. Hoong Chin says:
    March 23rd, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    How many days should I spend driving leisurely on this route?


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