Situated at the beginning of the Romantic Road, Würzburg is a beautiful historic town famous for its Residence Palace, a grand UNESCO World Heritage Site often regarded as one of the finest palaces in Central Europe.
Straddling the Main River, the city was decimated during World War 2 with 90% of the city’s buildings flattened. While there were plans to leave the city in its destroyed state, thankfully the city was rebuilt and restored to its former glory. Explore Würzburg’s myriad of cultural sites and attractive buildings, visit the hilltop fortress and sip on a delicious glass of wine, which the area is well known for.
Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber
Massive stone walls studded with 42 towers; half-timbered colorful houses with red-tiled roofs; cobblestone streets and flower-filled window boxes: This is Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the most fairy-tale towns in all of Germany.
This little slice of storybook heaven is one of the most photographed towns in Europe, with thousands of visitors from all over the world coming to experience its magical atmosphere. Walk its impressive high walls, explore its narrow lanes and climb to the top of the town hall for an incredible view over the town and Tauber Valley. Of course, no trip to Rothenburg would be complete without stopping at the famous Christmas Museum, open all year round!
Nicknamed the “Franconian Rome”, Bamberg is an architectural masterpiece, located just 1 hour north of the city of Nuremberg. Spread over seven hills and divided by the Regnitz River, this charming Bavarian town is one of Bavaria’s best.
Picture perfect around every corner, Bamberg has one of Europe’s largest intact old town centers with its entire Altstadt a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its historic medieval plan, winding cobbled streets and half-timbered buildings make this fairytale city a must visit.