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, 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
Pass the mountains of Bavaria on a drive along the scenic Romantic Road
See 11th-century Harburg Castle, one of Germany’s oldest 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 Travelers Choose This Tour
This day tour to Rothenburg includes a stop at the old castle of Harburg.
Had an amazing day on this tour. First we stop at a preserved old castle, then Rothenburg, which was one of the most quaint places I’ve ever been. Christine our guide, was lovely and enthusiastic.. and very informative as we drove down the romantic road. Smiley the driver was professional as well.
Definitely a must visit! The Harburg Castle was amazing, our guide gave all the details of the history of this historic site! The mid evil village in Rothenburg was lovely and lots of shops and good food, I would love to go back and even book a stay there
It was started for us from Munich to the castle of Rothenburg, the visit in the castle was good but with high rush and no enough time for everyone to take pictures in large group, then we moved to Harburg which was simply amazing but required more time than 3 hours
The distance back to Munich was very long 3 hours+ which was very exhausting
The castle and Rothenburg were interesting and we spent an appropriate amount of time in both places. Getting there and back was another story - the "romantic road" is now mostly cornfields. Perhaps it was okay on the way there, but we really didn't need to do it again on the way home, which we did for much if the return. Considering that most if the bus was asleep, the highway would have been fine and about an hour shorter according to my Google maps.
The tour guide on this outing on this day was fantastic! She really gave us lots of information and tips about how to best use our time in Rothenburg. Rothenburg was completely charming-- not to be missed!
We arrived safely to our destination, but the group was extremely large and the tour guide spoke very poor English. She was not prepared for such a big group and could not communicate well enough to manage concerns of the travelers. Her commentary was limited and painful to listen to as her vocabulary was limited and she spoke very slowly. I would not recommend this tour.
The majority of this day is spent on a bus, and it may be on the "Romantic Road" but there is really nothing to see. There were enough passengers for two buses so the had to call for another, which was not air conditioned on the second level, making for a very unpleasant day in the middle of a heat wave. The castle tour (extra) was interesting, the village was a place to spend money. Don't bother.