Germany Trip Plan:
7 Nights at the Sommersdorf Castle

Germany trip plan: 7 Nights at the Sommersdorf Castle [ source: Wikipedia]

Stay for 6 nights in Bavaria's beautiful Schloss Sommersdorf (Sommersdorf Castle). This meticulously restored medieval castle was built in the late 14th century and is situated on the crossroads of Germany's famous Castle and Romantic Roads.




Note: This is a trip plan (self-driving, stay in a vacation apartment, explore on your own)
Duration: 7 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Frankfurt Airport

Cost Estimate:

We compiled some starting prices and rough estimates to help you better with your Germany trip planning.

Lodging: starting at $1365 for 2 persons / 6 days
Admissions: starting at $400 for 2 persons / 6 days
Car Rental: starting at $420 / 7 days
Gas: starting at $180 / 7 days
Estimated Total Cost:2 persons, starting at $2365 / 7 days
 4 persons, starting at $2910 / 7 days

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Sommersdorf

Day 1: Arrive at Sommersdorf[ source: Wikipedia]

Once you arrive to the castle and get settled in take some time to familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Schloss Sommersdorf is beautifully situated in Bavaria on what's know as the Castle Road. Once known for it's unique gardens in the 18th century, the castle is brimming with romantic walks and natural wonders.


Day 2: Ansbach

Day 2: Ansbach
View of a Typical Street in Ansbach
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Take a guided tour through the Baroque Margrave Residence. It will take you on a walk through the 27 state rooms; some of the main attractions are the imposing banqueting hall, the hall of mirrors and the hall of tiles, where 2,800 tiles produced by the former "faience manufacture of Ansbach" are displayed. There is also a lovely collection of porcelain from the era on the first floor. After the tour take a walk through the historic town and if you feel like learning more try heading to the town's museum, the Markgrafen-Museum. After you've taken in the town visually, try it gastronomically! There are many restaurants serving the local cuisine of Bavaria. Enjoy a glass of Franken wine from the neighboring Main Valley.


Day 3: Nuremberg

Day 3: Nuremberg
View over old Nuremberg from Spittlertor-Tower
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After you wake up and have a healthy, German breakfast at the castle try taking a day-trip to Nuremberg. The city of Nuremberg (Nürnberg, in German) is home to three castles that tower over the city including the central Burgraves' castle, Free Reich's building to the east and the Imperial castle to the west. There is much to explore in the culturally diverse city. It is said that at one time Nürnberg was an early center of humanism, science, printing, and mechanical invention.


Day 4: Tour Sommersdorf Castle

Day 4: Tour Sommersdorf Castle
View of the Sommersdorf Castle
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Since you have been doing a lot of traveling, why not stay at the castle for the day and take a guided tour of it? This private, moated castle has been kept in great shape due to extensive restoration done by the family who owns it. The castle has a rich history involving knights, wars, romantic gardens and being home to Germany's first humanistic writer.


Day 5: Rothenburg o.d. Tauber

Day 5: Rothenburg o.d. Tauber
Rothenburg o.d. Tauber
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Located on the “Romantic Road” in Middle Franconia, Rothenburg is world-famous for its well-preserved medieval buildings and fortifications. Stroll leisurely through cobblestone streets (much of the town is car-free), and learn the legend of the “Meistertrunk” (Master-drink)—commemorated every day by a clock in the town square—according to which Rothenburg’s mayor saved his city from invasion in 1631 by emptying a giant goblet of wine in one draught!


Day 6: Schillingsfürst

Day 6: Schillingsfürst
Schillingsfürst
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This impressive town is marked by its Baroque palace, built between 1723 and 1750. On your last stop along the Romantic road use the day to explore the remarkable palace in Schillingsfürst. After the tour go into the town and visit the classic German shops to find trinkets for your friends at home. Afterward head out for a coffee and danish at one of the local bakeries.


Day 7: Time to Head Home

Day 7: Time to Head Home
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After a hearty breakfast it's time to pack up and head home. Hopefully you will feel revitalized from your journey through Bavaria.


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Ansbach

Ansbach
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Burgoberbach

Burgoberbach
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Nuremberg
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About 170 kilometers north of Munich, Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg), Bavaria, is located in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Nuremberg is situated on the Pegnitz River and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, and is Franconia's largest city with…  [ + ] More Details

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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Located on the “Romantic Road” in Middle Franconia (Bavaria), Rothenburg is famous for its well-preserved medieval buildings and fortifications. Stroll leisurely through cobblestone streets (much of the town is car-free) and enjoy this romantic town's…  [ + ] More Details

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