Romantic Road in Bavaria
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Gartenbrunnen der Würzburger Residenz
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The Romantic Road in Bavaria unfurls the medieval charm and grandeur of a nation which is inherently cultured and insatiably creative. All along the road from Wurzburg in the north to Fussen in the south of Bavarian Germany fairytale castles, Gothic cathedrals, arched gateways, historic hotels and half woodwork houses would keep you hypnotized. If man made structures mesmerize you then the picturesque villages, engrossing meadows, and the scintillating Alpine slopes would have you spellbound. When visiting Germany, you must always include Romantic Road in Bavaria in your itinerary.
The Romantic Road journey in Bavaria begins in Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide), a Celt habitation dating back to 7th century BC. Predominantly a wine growing region this place is glorified by Prince Bishops Residenz Palace in Baroque architecture designed by architect Balthazar Neumann in the 18th century. This Place today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another remarkable building is the Marienberg Fortress with immaculate carvings as seen in its Mainfrankische Museum. The Marktplatz dominated by Marienkapelle Church in Gothic architecture and the Falkenhaus tourist information center in Baroque pattern is truly majestic.
After you leave Wurzburg the road becomes fascinating as it passes between vineyards on one side and Tauber River on the other with quaint picturesque villages at regular intervals. In Weikersheim (Weikersheim vacation rentals | Weikersheim travel guide) town, the Renaissance Palace and the Baroque Garden are exceptionally wonderful. This town is the best place to have your lunch accompanied by the finest wines prepared out of the local vineyards. The Karlsberg Nature Park with its habitation of deer and wild boar is an exciting destination for you and your family. As you proceed towards Rottenburg (Rottenburg vacation rentals | Rottenburg travel guide) after leaving Weikersheim never miss out on The Altar of Mary in Creglingen (Creglingen vacation rentals | Creglingen travel guide). This immense wooden alter was created by master craftsman Tilmann Riemenschneider.
The next spectacular destination along this Romantic Road in Bavaria is Rothenburg (Rothenburg vacation rentals | Rothenburg travel guide). This town on the banks of River Tauber is perhaps the best preserved of all medieval settlements. The wall surrounding this town allows you to have a panoramic glimpse of the Town Square, St. Jakob’s Church, Sieber’s Tower, and Burg Gate. The Christmas Village and Medieval Crime Museum are fine places to visit in Rottenberg.
Towards the end of the journey you would reach Pfaffenwinkle, the ‘land of churches’. Of special attraction is the Wies Church featured by life like impressions of Christ in ‘The Last Judgment’ and ‘the Miracle of the tears’. Incidentally this Wies Rococo Church is an acknowledged UNESCO World Heritage site.
While traveling along Romantic Road in Bavaria you could stay in the most magnificent hotels flamboyant with medieval architecture and period furniture. Hotel Wurzburger Hof in Warzburg, Hotel Gotisches Haus and Hotel Gerberhaus in Rottenburg, and Hotel Romantik Krone Inn and Berghotel Scholssanger Alp in Fussen are among the noteworthy places to put up during this journey
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