Starting in Würzburg (watched over by the Marienberg fortress and the Baroque Prince Bishops residence by Balthasar Neumann) and ending in Flüssen (2000 years of history and art), the Bavarian Romantic Road´s long distance walking trail covers a distance of almost 500 kilometers. The Road opens up a wealth of European history, art and culture. The landscape changes from river valleys, agricultural land, forests and meadows to the alpic mountain scenery, historical cities and villages, castles and ancient Roman settlements. The Road crosses the Tauber Valley and its medieval towns (amongst others Rothenburg ob der Tauber), the ancient Roman provincial capital Augsburg (Augusta Vindelicum or Vincelicorum), home town of the Fugger and Welser dynasties and Renaissance and Baroque architecture, and Schwangau, the village of the King´s castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. The Road is a true portrait through European history, art and culture. (Source and further information: www.romanticroad.de)
Memorial of the Via Claudia Augusta, Augsburg, connecting Northern Italy and Southern Germany. Photo: TES.