Germany Trip Plan:
Stay in Abenberg Castle

Germany trip plan: Stay in Abenberg Castle
Abenberg by Night

Abenberg is situated in the Franconian Lake district. Surrounded by rolling hills and the wandering Main River, this is a locale that surely can't be missed. Stay in the famous Abenberg Castle and live your dream.




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

Trip Plan Details:

Stay for 7 days in the famous Abenberg Castle. The town is located 25 km south of Nuremberg which makes it an ideal location for sightseeing. It is Surrounded by rolling hills and the wandering Main Rive in the Franconian Lake district. This laid back area of Germany is also locale to one of the largest Naturparks in Germany, the Altmühltal which is home to many scenic hiking trails and canoeing trips. During your trip you can travel to Ingolstadt the town famous for being the setting for Frankenstein and the Asamkirche Maria De Victoria which harbors the largest flat fresco ever made.

Cost Estimate:

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

Lodging: starting at $420 for 2 persons / 7 days
Car Rental: starting at $379 for 2 persons / 7 day
Gas: starting at $100 for 2 persons / 7 days
Estimated Total Cost:2 persons, starting at $899 / 7 days
 4 persons, starting at $959 / 7 days

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Hotel Burg Abenberg

Day 1: Hotel Burg Abenberg
Burg Abenberg Castle
[ source: Wikimedia]

After flying into Munich Int'l Airport make your way either by train or rental car to Hotel Burg Abenberg. You can either train or rent a car, we recommend the latter. The castle is a two-towered edifice dating back to the 1800s. The slender Luginsland watchtower and the massive Schottenturm (Schott Tower) – dominate the striking silhouette of the castle. The castle was once the home of powerful Counts of Abenberg - church advocates of the bishops of Bamberg. As of 2008 it became the Abenberg Castle Hotel. A 22 room hotel preserved in the medieval castle, bedrooms are in the towers promising stunning views over Franconia. It is an impressive stone castle and sometimes referred to as the "Crown of Rangau" (Krone des Rangaues).


Day 2: Wolframs-Eschenbach

Day 2: Wolframs-Eschenbach
Walls of the City and Cathedral
[ source: Flickr]

Wolframs-Eschenback was once the center of a trade route between Nuremberg and Strasbourg between the 13th and 18th centuries. Since then the town has been prosperous and filled with culture. Many of the buildings here have been meticulously restored to their original states from the Middle Ages. Just south of Wolframs-Eschenbach is one of the largest forest reserves in Germany, the Altmühltal. The park's information center is in Eichstät a cobblestone-laden town with a laid-back flair. For dinner try Zum Ammonit made by the "royal baker".


Day 3: Nuremberg

Day 3: Nuremberg
Nürnberg
[ source: Flickr]

After you wake up and have a healthy, German breakfast at the castle try taking a day-trip to Nuremberg (Nürnberg, in German). Bavaria's second largest city 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. In the heart of the Altstadt is the Hauptmarkt; a market famous for its Chriskinlesmarkt (Christmas Market), stop there and buy some fresh German bread or a pint of dark beer.


Day 4: Abenberg

Day 4: Abenberg
Abenberg
[ source: Hotel Abenberg]

Now that you've done a little sightseeing of the area, it's time to get some of the history about the town your staying in. The tourist office is the best place to find information on what exhibits are happening and when tours take place. If you happen to be there in the spring, summer or fall there are daily boat tours of the Main-Danube Canal and Danube, the Altmühlsee or Brombachsee... All spectacular places set in picturesque Franconia.


Day 5: Ingolstadt

Day 5: Ingolstadt
The Kreuztor - one of the city gates
[ source: Wikipedia]

A prosperous town set in rural Germany. Ingolstadt is where the headquarters of Audi is making it an international and diversified city. The old medical school in the town was the setting for Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" and also houses the largest flat fresco in the world. Take a tour of the Neues Schloss (New Palace) built in 1418 by Duke Ludwig the Bearded. Or go to the Audi Forum where you will find a state-of-the-art car museum all about Audi. Some time during the day take a walking tour of the town on your own and stop in one of the local bakeries for a treat of Bavarian sweets.


Day 6: Visit the town of Roth

Day 6: Visit the town of Roth
Schloss Ratibor
[ source: Wikipedia]

The castle was used as a hunting lodge in the 1500s. It is located at the southern end of the Rother Main Road and has a courtyard and a small park. It was built in 1535-37 by George the Pious, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. The castle was built in the style of German Renaissance, but has some late-Gothic style elements. Around the turn of 19 to 20 Century, the castle was rebuilt and redecorated by artists such as Ferdinand Wagner, Rudolf von Seitz, and Friedrich Walther Conradin in the style of the late Renaissance. After a tour of the castle head to the town center marktplatz and find some souvenirs or antiques to bring home for friends. Since Roth is so close to Abenberg, stay and have dinner in one of the authentic Bavarian restaurants.


Day 7: Trip Home

Day 7: Trip Home
Jettin'
[ source: Wikipedia]

Today marks the end of your journey in Adenberg on the Castle Road. Before you go have some breakfast in the castle restaurant. There you will find gourmet breakfast trays filled with pastries and hearty German cuisine to fill you up for your trip home. Sign the guest-book and tschüss!


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Abenberg

Abenberg
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Abenberg is a town in the district of Roth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 9 km west of Roth bei Nürnberg and 25 km southwest of Nuremberg.  [ + ] More Details

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