Nature and culture hand-in-hand for 500 kilometres
Cycling, hiking & golf
The journey itself is your reward. If you organise your holiday according to this motto, you can sharpen your senses along the Romantic Road and embark on a tour of discovery from the River Main to the Alps.
From Würzburg in the north to Füssen in the south. Imperial towns, castles and abbeys are the traveller’s constant companions on the journey from the Prince-Bishop’s residence on the River Main to the royal castles in the foothills of the Alps. Architecture from many epochs has made the Romantic Road to Germany’s best-known tourist route. Since the launching of the Romantic Road in 1950, innumerable tourists have discovered a heritage preserved for the modern world. In towns and villages along the route, medieval houses, towers and walls, Baroque palaces, Renaissance buildings, castles, monasteries, churches and King Ludwig II’s fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein illustrate the wide-ranging term, ‘romanticism’. Besides the picturesque nooks and crannies, as well as the wonderful parks, mighty churches bear witness to the faith that, over the centuries, has given people the strength to create the wealth of architectural gems to be found along the Romantic Road.
For all active holiday makers, who set out to walk or cycle from Würzburg to Wertheim: the first climb is not to be underestimated, particularly in hot weather or with a lot of luggage.
The Würzburg public transport operators are happy to carry both luggage and bicycles. To do so, you need to buy a child’s ticket at the ticket machine. Cyclists are recommended to take the bus from the Würzburg main rail station to Waldbüttelbrunn (number 470). Walkers can get to the Frankenwarte district on the edge of town, specifically the Steinbachtal stop (numbers 3,5,8) by Würzburg public transport.