The Romantic Road from Würzburg to Füssen
Germany’s best known and most popular tourist route opens to the traveler an insight into Germany’s wealth of culture and scenic.
No matter whether the start will be in Füssen, situated before the impressive backdrop of the Alps and the Zugspitze (Germany’s highest mountain) or in Würzburg, baroque residence of mighty archbishops – the Romantic Road offers relaxing holidays over 460 km, a variety of landscapes, art and culture highlights.
The romantic Pfaffenwinkel with countless churches and monasteries, the Wieskirche and above all the fairytale castles of the Bavarian King Ludwig II., Augsburg, home of the powerful Fugger dynasty, Dinkelsbühl, Nördlingen in the middle of the Ries crater, medieval Free Imperial Cities like Rothenburg o.d.T. and Bad Mergentheim, renowned metabolic spa, the tauber valley and Franconian wine - all that and a lot more makes up the richness of the Romantic Road.
Sights on the Romantic road near Fuessen:
- King Ludwig's Castles (about 3 miles, 5 km)
- Welfenmünster (about 13 miles, 20 km)
The Welfenmünster was already inaugurated in 1176, built in Romanesque style. Despite numerous redesigns and modernizations, this is still visible today. Originally built as a monastery church of the Premonstratensian monastery, the church is today the parish church of Steingaden.
- Wieskirche (about 16 miles, 25 km)
This rococo church (1746-1754) is a UNESCO World Heritage site and should be a stop on every travel route. Seldom have cheerfulness and devoutness been combined more beautifully than in the light-flood interior, which can also be enjoyed during one of the frequent concerts.
- Landsberg am Lech (about 40 miles, 65 km)
The historic city center with many small streets, the witches' quarter, medieval city towers and the baroque town hall is worth a visit. Also nice is a stretched out walk on the riverbank.
- Augsburg (about 62 miles, 100 km)
This once so powerful city under the merchant family of the Fuggers is historically closely connected with Füssen. Even today it is seat of a Roman Catholic bishopric and has sights from many epochs to offer its visitors.