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Romantic Street: Würzburg – Donauwörth

Really romantic

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
easy to moderate
749.00 €
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749.00 €

The bike trail Romantische Straße connects several wonderful old german cities. Your bike holiday starts at Würzburg with its residence, classified as UNESCO world cultural heritage in 1982. Follow the bike path to the famous town Rothenburg o.d. Tauber which you will enter through one of the 7 ancient gates. Find yourself behind massif defense walls, making you feel like in medieval times. On your bike tour castles and monasteries seam your way until you reach your wonderful destination Donauwörth. Enjoy the special atmosphere of the town and load along the grand „Reichsstraße“ with its noble middle-class houses.

This trip is perfect for people who:

  • Romantics: The landscape along the Romantic Road invites you to ponder.
  • City lovers: Be enchanted by the small towns along the route.
  • Culture vultures: This trip will also cater for your cultural needs.


UNESCO world cultural heritage residence Würzburg
The Würzburg residence is the main building of the southern German Baroque and also one of the most important castles in Europe. In 1981, UNESCO already included it in the list of objects belonging to the Welterbe as a third building in Germany.

Residence in Würzburg

Glass museum, Wertheim
In the former "Kallenbach'sche Haus" (1577) as well as an adjacent half-timbered house, the glass museum houses exhibits from luxury glass from the ancient world to the glass industry.

Glass Museum Wertheim

Baumeisterhaus, Rothenburg o.d.Tauber
The work and dwelling-house of the stonemason Leonhard Weidmann, is located in the Oberen Schmiedgasse, just below the market square, and is probably one of the most beautiful patrician houses in Rothenburg with its Renaissance facade and the magnificent inner courtyard.

Baumeisterhaus in Rothenburg o.d.T.

Castle Schillingsfürst
Located on the edge of the town of the same name, Schillingsfürst Castle rises above a 545-meter-high mountain spur above the Mittelfränkischen Naturpark Frankenhöhe.

Castle Schillingsfürst

Nördlingen is a beautiful city, with its medieval city center is probably unique in the world.



Romantic Street: Würzburg – Donauwörth

easy to moderate
Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
749.00 €
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Let’s go to Würzburg! The town has attained worldwide fame thanks to its residence and the fortress Marienberg.

Follow the romantic course of the Aalbach through the Steinbachtal until reaching the Main again. Let the medieval fortified church of Dertingen inspire you, just as Wertheim, situated picturesquely between the landscapes of Spessart and Odenwald at the banks of the Tauber and the Main.Take a walk up to the beautiful castle ruin built of red sandstone or enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the cafes on the medieval town’s colorful market place.

Be looking forward to the Taubertal valley! Genuine nature, broad evidence of a distinct history of art and Balthasar Neumann, the „Master of bridge construction in the Taubertal valley“ will impress you on your way. You will cycle through blooming meadows and vinyards spoilt by the sun in order to reach Bad Mergentheim. Loaf through one of Germany’s most beautiful spa garden and visit one of the nice cafes at the market place in renaissance style.

A stage bursting of highlights! Already after a few kilometres you will reach Weikersheim and its worthwhile castle, then pass by Creglingen and its famous Lady altar by Tilman Riemenschneider. You will enter Rothenburg through one of the 7 ancient gates and find yourself behind massif defense walls, making you feel like in medieval times. Marvel at this glamorous town of half-timbered houses and look forward to a tour with the watchman at night (on one's own initiative).

Meadows of a bright green accompany you to Schillingsfürst, whose baroque castle dominates the town. A visit is very worthwhile here, just as at the Bavarian “Jagdfalkenhofs”. Past Feuchtwangen you will continue to the former free imperial town Dinkelsbühl. Explore the colorful central place of the town, marvel at the most beautiful late gothic hall churches of Southern Germany. Frankish delicacies are waiting to be served at night in traditional restaurants before joining the watchman on his night tour.

The Nördlinger Ries is an area of great geological interest. A stone meteorite crashed to the ground with a speed of 72.000 km/h 15 million years ago.It has left a crater of a diameter of 20 -25 km. Be looking forward to the town wall of Nördlingen accessible at all points. Climb the “Daniel”, the bell tower measuring 90 m of St. Georg’s hall church. Then, visit the crater museum and loaf around the tanner’s quarter almost completely in its original state. And as almost every night, you are welcome to follow the steps of a watchman again tonight.

Castles and monasteries seam your way through the Wörnitztal valley today. You will pass Harburg and its castle throning high above the valley before reaching your wonderful destination Donauwörth. Enjoy the special atmosphere of the town and load along the grand „Reichsstraße“ with its noble middle-class houses. Should you wish to see another highlight, we recommend a visit in the famous Käthe-Krusedoll museum. Overnight stay in Donauwörth or Rain upon Lech.

Your roundtrip ends after breakfast in your hotel.


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

    • Overnight stay with breakfast
    • Room with D/bath/WC
    • Luggage transport
    • Night guard tour in Rothenburg ob der Tauber
    • Cycling map with marked route
    • Tips for trip preparation
    • Tourist information
    • 7-day hotline service
Things to know about your trip on the Romantic Road from Würzburg to Donauwörth

Below you will find specific information about cycling on the Romantic Road from Würzburg to Donauwörth. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel .: 06421 - 886890.

Arrival options by train

Würzburg can be easily reached by train from all major cities in Germany. The best way to get to our partner hotels in Würzburg is a short taxi ride from the train station. Current timetable information and price information can be found very practically at:

Train schedule

Parking facilities

Some of the hotels have their own parking spaces directly at the building (e.g. parking spaces for around € 12 or underground parking spaces for around € 12 per day). Alternatively, you will find public parking spaces, multi-storey car parks and underground garages in the vicinity, these are free of charge or for a fee.

Available rental bikes

If you would like a rental bike for the tour, we will bring it to your starting hotel and pick it up at your destination. You can choose from 24-speed unisex bicycles with free-wheeling and 8-speed unisex electric bicycles with hub gears and free-wheeling.
The rental bikes are equipped with a waterproof, spacious saddlebag as well as a tool set, an air pump, an odometer and a lock. You will also receive a handlebar bag per room. On request, we will be happy to provide a second saddle bag for you. Simply state your bike requirements when booking.

Characteristics of the cycle paths

For the most part, the cycle route runs on small, quiet and paved country roads; some of it is on paved or paved bike paths. There are also forest and field paths where you - but rarely - have to reckon with less well traveled parts of the path. You drive through hilly country between Würzburg and the Taubertal. The Taubertal itself is flatter again. The route is well signposted.

Transfer back to Würzburg

Every Saturday there is the possibility to return to Würzburg by transfer by minibus (with bike transport trailer) at 11:00 AM (mimimum number of participants for the transfer back: 4 persons). The driver comes to your hotel and has space for you, your luggage and, if necessary, your private bike. He will take you back to your starting hotel. Please note that a minimum of 4 people is required.

Extra costs that are not included in the tour price

A certain applicable tourism tax is not included in the travel price and has to be paid at the hotel on site.

7 day hotline service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

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