A week’s walking in Germany in the heart of Franconia. Others may have purloined the epithet ‘Romantic Road’, but the true original is here, in the heart of Germany.
Others may have purloined the epithet ‘Romantic Road’, but the true original is here, in the heart of Germany. The Romantic Road, a region of peaceful valleys, rolling countryside and unspoilt medieval towns, lies at the heart of Central Franconia, between the rivers Main and Danube. The inspiration for generations of poets and musicians, Heinrich Heine and J.S. Bach among them, the area is ideal for walking and for discovering the essential German way of life.Our walks take you on a journey through history, evoking the great periods of the free imperial cities such as Rothenburg and Dinkelsbuhl, which look today much as they did in their great trading days. In between are the forests, meadows, and hills, which give the whole area its gentle character, best discovered and appreciated on foot.
£599 per person. £120 single supplement.
6 nights accommodation with breakfast, 5 days walking with route instructions and map, luggage transfer. Extra nights possible on request.It is possible to walk to Donauworth and make this a 7 night holiday – cost is £760.00 per person.
Daily April to October
Arrive Rothenburg, a beautifully preserved walled medieval city. In the afternoon take a leisurely walk around the city walls. Accommodation at www.gerberhaus.rothenburg.de
Walk up the Tauber valley, through forest and past Mary Magdalen’s Spring to Schillingsfürst.16 kms/10 mileshttp://www.rothenburg.de/hotel-post
Today’s walk will take you to the monastery of Sulz along meadows and through forests, passing mills and traditional German houses until you reach the half timbered town of Feuchtwangen.19 kms/12 mileshttp://www.gasthof-lamm-feu.de
Fine wooded walk passing the “Devil’s Rampart”, actually the Roman Limes, ending at Raustetten.22.4 kms/14 mileswww.gasthof-pension-waldeck.de
The final walk will take you across the open Ries plateau, a meteorite crater 15 million years old. First, though, to Maihingen (Baroque monastery church) and Wallerstein with its famous plague monument. Finally to Nördlingen.19 kms/12 mileswww.goldene-rose-noerdlingen.de or www.kaiserhof-hotel-sonne.de