Die Deutsche Alpenstraße führt an der Sudelfeldstraße entlang

Bavaria's theme and holiday routes

They don't just go through unique natural landscapes; they also go to places in which traditions are upheld or which have a long history. On these theme and holiday routes, your customers will experience Bavaria with all their senses.

The Castle Road

Between Mannheim and Bayreuth, some 60 castles and residences line this route, which is 780 kilometres in length. Among them, the castle remains in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the massive Cadolzburg Castle near Fürth, the Kaiserburg in Nuremberg, Pottenstein Castle in Franconian Switzerland and the 'Veste Coburg' (Coburg Fortress), one of Germany's best preserved mediaeval castle complexes. In some of these historic walls your customers can actually also stay over night and have something to eat and drink.

The German Alpine Road

Experience the Alps on a journey along the 450-kilometre Alpine Road from Lindau on Lake Constance to Berchtesgaden on the Austrian border. On the way, your customers will pass through towns full of tradition such as Füssen, Oberammergau, Garmisch and Tegernsee, and they'll find many places to stop off, with panoramic views, baroque castles and monasteries, rustic inns, traditional festivals, and many opportunities to go bathing in the lakes.

Schiff aus Glas in den Gläsernen Gärten beim Glasmuseum Frauenau

The Crystal Road

The Crystal Road in East Bavaria is among Germany's most beautiful holiday routes. Over a length of some 250 kilometres, it runs from Waldsassen to Passau through the Upper Palatinate Forest and the Bavarian Forest National Park. Along the route, your customers will find a large number of glass production facilities such as that of Schott Zwiesel, at which they are allowed to look over the glass blowers' shoulders while they work. There are also galleries and museums devoted to craftsmanship, such as the glass museum in Frauenau. And there are attractions to be discovered too, such as the world's highest crystal glass pyramid and a forest of glass too.

Wieskirche an der Romantischen Straße

The Romantic Road

It's coloured by mediaeval towns and cities, world-famous castles and any amount of Bavarian culture: in 1950, the 460-kilometre Romantic Road was Germany's first theme route. It connects 29 places, among them Würzburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Donauwörth, Augsburg and Füssen. Highlights on the way include Landsberg am Lech with its historical old town, Peiting, with the remains of a Roman villa, and Steingaden, with the Wieskirche, one of the most beautiful rococo churches in Bavaria and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Other theme and holiday routes

The Franconian Beer Route

260 breweries and even more beer cellars and beer gardens: the Franconian Beer Route runs right through the middle of the country's hops-and-malt paradise.

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860 kilometres, 4 routes and 55 magnificent baroque buildings: this holiday route takes visitors to monasteries, abbeys and churches, magnificent castles and aristocratic seats in Upper Swabia.

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This theme route connects up porcelain manufacturing facilities, some now defunct, some still active, from Franconia via East Bavaria to the Czech Republic.

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This holiday route connects up the museums in the so-called MuSeenLandschaft Expressionismus. They exhibit the works of young expressionists who drew their inspiration from Nature between Munich and the Alps in the early 20th century.

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This 700-kilometre route, built in the 1st century A. D., runs via B-roads and mountain roads from Donauwörth in Bavaria all the way to Ostiglia in Italy.

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