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Visit the cities of Rothenburg and Frankfurt on this 2-day sightseeing adventure from Munich. First, explore the Jewel of the Middle Ages, the picturesque town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, perhaps the most well-preserved medieval old town in all of Germany. After an overnight stay, travel along Romantic Road, passing Würzburg and the Spessart mountains before arriving in Frankfurt. Coach transportation from Munich to Rothenburg to Frankfurt, plus taxi transfers, a guided tour and breakfast are included.


  • Romantic Road and Rothenburg overnight trip from Munich to Frankfurt
  • Evening walking tour through Rothenburg, the most perfectly preserved medieval town in Europe
  • Free time to explore Rothenburg at your leisure
  • Scenic drive along the Romantic Road
  • Independent multi-day package with transport, transfers, tours and overnight accommodation

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Rothenburg is such a charming town, and you get plenty of time to shop and explore on your own. But the absolute highlight is the Nightwatchman's fun evening tour of the town -- you'll love it!

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What You Can Expect

Overnight Munich to Frankfurt - Romantic Road, Rothenburg

Hohenschwangau Castle along Germany's Romantic Road

This 2-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.

Finally, the sightseeing tour ends around 7 p.m. in Frankfurt.

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Customer Reviews

Christine F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were a little nervous traveling without our bus and hotel documents. However like clockwork the bus arrived on time and the driver had all of our information and complete itinerary - all in order. Clean, safe and reliable transportation.

Great trip and wonderful stops along the way. We would recommend this trip to all travelers young and old.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This was wonderful. It was a recorded tour which was fine. I would do this again with no reservations. Plenty of time in Rothenburg and the night watchman's tour was great. I could have stayed an extra day or may take a longer tour. No issues with the staff, no issues with the hotel. The hotel had free wifi and I was able to Skype with my Wife in the states and let her see was I was seeing live from just out side the hotel. I really look forward to doing this again and bring the Wife.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Value for money, nothing to worry about, all organised in a professional manner.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We had many expectations after reading the reviews prior to taking this trip and when we did it was just fantastic.We went in June prior to the European holiday season and the scenery was spectular. Our stay at Rottenberg was unforgettable, fantastic hotel and very courteous staff. The night watchman tour was brilliant. The coach we traveled on was very comfortable with plenty of stops at different towns for breaks and photo shots. Traveling with children was no problem. Thank you

Leanne P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Rothenburg is a fantastic little medieval town and the Night Watchman tour is a must. We could easily have stayed another day or two. There was a great little park at one end and from there you can see the whole valley and it was also a nice place to just sit and rest after shopping or hiking around the old town. I would definitely like to go down this again and maybe stay in another town or two along the way.

Fabio M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The tour was amazing! It allowed us to experience many small medieval-style towns across the path to Frankfurt. Augsburg, Nördlingen, Dinkelsbühl, each one more enchanting than the next. Rothenburg was an unbelievable experience. It felt like we'd spent a week there, because we didn't want to stop walking around inside the walls of the town. The Night Watchman's tour was so much fun too, it just made the whole experience more memorable. And to finish it all, the castle stop in Weikersheim was magical, also thanks to our great driver/guide. I would do it again many times !

Suzanne H Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

This was a great tour. The Nightwatchman's Tour of the town was brilliant and very amusing. Wuld recommend to anyone. Rothenburg is a lovely town.

Yvonne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

This was a wonderful tour that got us from Munich to Frankfurt but included priceless sightseeing on the Romantic Road - also Rothenburg should not be missed on a trip to Germany! It is a beautiful and amazingly well preserved medieval town! The Nightwatchman Tour is the best and not to be missed!

Barbara S

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

We loved the overnight stay in Rothenburg. It is a wonderful place to visit. The hotel was great. The night watchman's tour was super. I am only giving it 4 stars because it is not a private tour. It is a public bus that makes a couple of stops along the way. As well, when we were on the way to Frankfurt, the bus had to backtrack and pick up about 20 people from an outlet mall. This was in heavy traffic and construction added about 40 miles round trip to the journey. If we had known it was a public bus, we would most likely have made arrangements to go by train. When we got to the first pickup place, the coach was not there. We ended up walking about 20 blocks with suitcases to get to the central station. When it arrived, we were the only people on the tour.

Dorothy G

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

I am giving this four stars for only one reason. The bus ride to Rothenburg from Munich was uncomfortable. It was very very warm inside the bus and seemed like very little air was circulating throughout the bus. The bus driver was not very friendly. However, the ride was beautiful and was a great way to see lots of the countryside and the romantic road. Once we arrived in Rothenburg we were totally excited. The Hotel was wonderful and the staff very friendly. The town itself is a must see. Totally incredible. The night watchman tour was superb, don't miss it. The day spent wandering the town was great. Good food, good beer, good shopping, good sightseeing, and very friendly people. On the bus ride to Frankfurt the driver was much more friendly and there was a guide as well. The bus itself was still warm. Maybe that is the standard for busses. I suggest you dress in layers so you can take off clothes to be comfortable. I would absolutely do this tour again

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