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Admire the countryside, castles and villages of Germany’s Romantic Road on a day trip from Munich. Enjoy a coach drive along the iconic Road, a famously picturesque route through Bavaria’s mountains and forests. Stop at 11th-century Harburg Castle, one of Germany’s oldest fortifications; and continue to Rothenburg, a beautifully preserved medieval town of cobbled lanes, squares and half-timbered houses. See top attractions such as the Renaissance-era Town Hall and St Jakob’s Church, and enjoy free time to wander, have lunch (own expense) and browse the famous year-round Christmas shop.


  • 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

Carolyne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Debbie, our guide, was wonderful and explained everything in detail along the way! The Harburg castle was breathtaking and the sun came out just long enough for us to take some wonderful photos. Rothenburg was the highlight - like a fairytale! Definitely do this tour if staying in Munich!

Sandra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was definitely a great way to spend the day, traveling down the Romantic Road while hearing about the sights we saw along the way. Our tour guide Debbie was very informative, entertaining and very enthusiastic. The historical Harburg castle was well worth the visit - amazing to see something so old. And of course Rothenburg ob der Tauber was quite charming. I felt like this tour gave us plenty of time in each location, and while I enjoyed the tour of the castle it was nice to have time on our own in the town. There is so much to explore and cute stores for shopping. I would definitely recommend this tour as this area of Germany is very quaint and worth seeing.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great guide, great sights. Rothenburg turned out to be a gem.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016


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.

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