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Surround yourself with castles and medieval villages as you travel along the Romantic Road during a full day escorted tour from Munich to Harburg and Rothenburg. There's plenty of free time at each stop, so there's plenty of time for lunch and exploring at your own leisurely pace.


  • Full-day Romantic Road trip to Harburg and Rothenburg from Munich, by air-conditioned coach
  • Absorb the lush mountains of Bavaria on a drive along the scenic Romantic Road
  • See 11th-century Harburg Castle, one of Germany’s oldest and prettiest fortifications
  • Visit Rothenburg, one of Europe’s most stunningly preserved medieval towns
  • Take in top Rothenburg attractions such as the Town Hall, city gates and Markplatz at leisure
  • Enjoy free time to shop, wander and have lunch (own expense) as you wish
  • Peruse Rothenburg’s famous Christmas shop, open all year round

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Picturesque Rothenburg is an absolute must! And since this easygoing tour gives you a lot of time there, you'll be able to stock up on decorations at its gorgeously festive year-round Christmas store.

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What You Can Expect

Romantic Road, Rothenburg and Harburg Day Tour from Munich

Rothenburg, Germany

Your first stop is Harburg, one of the oldest, largest and best preserved castles of Southern Germany. It was an important military stronghold during the 11th and 12th centuries. Through the Swabian crater landscape passing Dinkelsbuhl, you will arrive in Rothenburg, the most perfectly preserved medieval town in Europe. You will spend about 3 hours in Rothenburg, so there is plenty of time for sightseeing, lunch and shopping.

A popular attraction is the Kathe Wolhfahrt Christmas Store on Herrngasse, a large store open year round where you can purchase ornaments, nutcrackers, and other Christmas items. Many of the highlights in Rothenburg are centered around Marktplatz, such as the Town Hall with its Rothenburg History Museum, and St Jakob's Church, a Gothic building with soaring ceilings filled with light.

You will return to Munich via the Hallertau, the world's largest hop-growing area.

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Customer Reviews

Steven W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great day tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Well worth it. Our tour guide Nancy was very informative and polite. The tour guide at Harburg Castle was also very informative. Rothenburg was just beautiful and well preserved. There is plenty to see and do and the three hours went by very quickly. What an enjoyable day!

Keryn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great day. The whole of Rothenburg was taken back to the Middle Ages with people dresses up in period costume and showed everyone who life was back then. Very interesting day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Thank you to our guide for an educational and magical trip!

dmccullo USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I loved experiencing the history of early Germany. It is well-preserved in the buildings of this historical city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was a great day out. The tour was well organised. It was a lovely drive north from Munich along the Romantic Road, through picturesque villages with architecture dating back many centuries. Our stop at Harburg to view the Palace/Fortress built to protect the King from his enemies was ever so interesting, and the history well explained. The highlight for me was the beautiful Rothenburg. It was magical and belonged on a Christmas card. It was a 10.5 hour trip but well worth it. I would highly recommend this tour.

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Well worth the trip. Easy to navigate a most picturesque town. Do not miss this gem.

Potjamaporn K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

These trip was wonderful, I had a good time at Rothenburg. No matter the weather not good at all at that time but I still enjoy it as much as I expected.

Patricia Mary N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a magical place and I am glad I was able to take the tour before this particular tour ended for the season.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was wonderful. Guide could have been a little more friendly but he kept things going,

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