This 3-day tour begins in Munich with a 2.5-hour drive north — along the famous Romantic Road, a world-wide symbol of German romance — to the picturesque town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg is widely believed to be the most well-preserved medieval old town in all of Germany.
Upon arrival, a taxi will transfer guests to Hotel Spitzweg (or a similar accommodation) for a check in. Then, in the afternoon or evening, join the city walk and follow the guide through the town’s winding, cobbled lanes. See the half-timbered houses, the Renaissance Town Hall and the almost fairy tale appearance of the majestic town gates that welcome Rothenburg’s many visitors from near and far. Alternatively, take a walk back in time with the Night Watchman tour of Rothenburg.
After breakfast the next day, feel free to explore some of Rothenburg’s most popular sites. Then around 4 p.m., embark on a 2-hour trip farther north to Frankfurt, the fifth largest city in Germany. On the way, travel again along Romantic Road, passing Würzburg and the Spessart mountains. Upon arrival in Frankfurt, it’s a short walk to InterCityHotel Frankfurt (or a similar accommodation) for an overnight stay.
In the morning, check out of the hotel and store any luggage at the reception desk. A pickup will be arranged for a 9:30 a.m. departure to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town, for a half-day sightseeing trip. See some of Heidelberg’s most popular sites. Explore the famous ruins of the Gothic landmark Heidelberg Castle, complete with the world’s largest wine barrel, the Heidelberg Tun. Visit the oldest part of the city, the Altstadt, and marvel at the wonderful combination of old and new buildings, narrow streets, market squares and much more.
This Munich to Heidelberg tour concludes with a return trip to Frankfurt.