Romantic Road, Germany’s Most Popular Holiday Route, Inaugurates "Hop On-Hop Off" Coach
GERMANY - From 13 April to 21 October 2012, the Romantic Road Coach will connect Germany’s best known and most popular holiday route with the international gateways of Frankfurt am Main and Munich. As there are no direct rail links and only a few towns and villages can be reached by train, the ’hop on-hop off’ concept, tried and tested across the world, offers the ideal solution for planning your own individual journey of discovery along the Romantic Road.
At just under 600 kilometres long, the Romantic Road is the longest ’hop on-hop off’ route in the world; in its 28 towns and villages from the River Main to the Alps, visitors can discover a great variety of both well-known and less well-known sights and historic monuments of bygone eras, as well as the cuisine along the route. From the region of Franconian wines to that of Bavarian beers, visitors travel a gastro-trail, offering regional specialities from the most diverse cuisines of Southern Germany.
From 13 April to 21 October, the coach departs daily at 8 a.m. from Frankfurt and Füssen, and at 10.30 a.m. from Munich. Depending on the direction travelled, it goes first to the official start and end of the holiday route at the Würzburg Prince Bishop’s Residence, then continues on to the spa and health resort of Bad Mergentheim and from there along the vine-clad hillsides to Weikersheim.
After a visit to the Renaissance castle and the Riemenschneider altar in the Herrgottskirche in Creglingen, the next stop is in Germany’s most romantic town, Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The route then continues to Dinkelsbühl by the way of the Frankenhöhe uplands and nature park and then on to Nördlingen in the Ries region.
After a photo stop at the Augsburg town hall, it reaches the Bavarian capital of Munich, from where the route runs through the Pfaffenwinkel region to the magnificent Wieskirche church. Another short hop brings you to the world famous royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau, before ending its journey in Füssen, the highest town in Bavaria.
There is a detailed commentary to accompany the trip along Germany’s oldest holiday route, with its 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Wieskirche church, the ’Limes’ near Dinkelsbühl and the Würzburg Prince Bishop’s Residence. The commentary is available in the visitors’ chosen language via an MP3 player and provides information on all there is to know about the sights in the individual towns and villages and about the area and its people.
The journey can be interrupted as often as you like and tickets are valid for 6 months.
The most convenient way to discover the Romantic Road is to book a package (EB Tour), which includes not only the journey and the programme of visits but also accommodation in a hotel in the relevant town centres as well as transfer to and from the coach stop.
All trips come with a non-cancellation guarantee on the part of the organisers. For active holidaymakers, there are also special cycling and hiking packages available, where luggage is transported and an emergency number supplied in case of problems.
A point worth knowing: all trips can also be arranged for individual travellers on request.
Tickets can be booked and paid for on the internet at: www.romanticroadcoach.de.