1 Nuremberg

Franconia’s greatest city is a reminder of the triumphs and tragedies of German history, set against a splendid medieval backdrop.

2 Opera in Bayreuth

Plan years in advance if you want to experience Wagner at the world-famous Festspiele.

3 Vierzehnheiligen church

This fabulous place of pilgrimage is a vision of heaven, if heaven’s designers were masters of the Rococo.

4 Bamberg’s Rauchbier

Smoky and sweetly mysterious, Bamberg’s favourite brew is as unique as the city that created it.

5 The Residenz, Würzburg

Balthasar Neumann’s Baroque masterpiece is as magnificent a palace as any in Europe.

6 Walled towns of the Romantic Road

Take a trip back in time to the magical medieval towns of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Dinkelsbühl and Nördlingen.

7 Cycling in the Taubertal

Slow right down to get the most out of this gentle wine-growing country at the start of the Romantic Road.

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