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Germany’s Romantic Road with a hire car

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The Romantic Road is one of the most charming places you’ll ever visit. It’s a stretch of historic, quaint towns in southern Germany. These colourful towns will inspire you whether you visit during the heat of summer or the middle of winter.

Some people suggest joining a guided tour through Bavaria, others use public transport to hop from one are to another. We at DriveNow suggest you pick up a hire car in Munich and drop it off at the end of the Romantic Road!

Wurzburg

This town is set in a beautiful spot in the Main Valley along the Romantic Road. The medieval Fortress Marienberg (pictured) stands tall above Wurzburg. From here you can enjoy spectacular views over the old city. Intense fighting and bombing during World War Two destroyed many of the buildings. However, after years of rebuilding, Wurzburg is full of medieval architecture.

Heidelberg

People travel from all over the world just to see this city, which is located between the Neckar River and the edge of the Odenwald Forest. It offers a charming character, picturesque views and plenty of entertainment and events. Heidelberg Castle is the major attraction. Join a guided tour to explore the ruins, which are more than 700 years old.

Rothenburg

The old Bavarian city of Rothernburg ob der Tauber is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe. It’s also one of the most popular among tourists. It boasts fine old churches, towers, charming streets and cafes. The Little Square is the most photographed spot in this pretty town – you’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale! You should also walk around the Old Town Walls.

Augsburg

Augsburg is the largest city on the Romantic Road. It’s also one of the oldest, having been founded more than 2000 years ago. Maximilianstraße is one of the prettiest areas in the city, treating you to exampled of Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Visit the legendary Augsburg Marionette Theater and the home of Mozart’s father. You’ll find out so much about the world famous composer by visiting this place.

Hohenschwangau

A beautiful place where you’ll come across the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.4 million people visit the 19th-century place on the rugged hill above Hohenschangau every year. King Ludwig spent decades completing the palace to serve as his own personal refuge. Just after his death in 1886 it was opened to the public. The famous castle has appeared in many famous movies and even served as the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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