Town Hall of Fussen Town Hall of Fussen

The romantic road

Hiking on royal trails in the Allgau

By foot, by bike or during a leisurely trip, the variety of the Allgäu can be best experienced while travelling. Long distance hiking trails and adventure roads across the country as well as attractions such as the historically significant Tegelberg belong to the destinations that were once places of recreation for the royalty and excite visitors from near and far today.

The Romantic Road

Known around the world, the Romantic Road is the most famous German vacation road. From the Main River to the Alps, the Romantic Road is 227 miles long and passes the most beautiful cities, architecture and historical squares in Bavaria. The Romantic Road begins in the north in Würzburg and ends in Fussen in the Allgau. The following stages are passed on the way:

  • Würzburg
  • Wertheim
  • Tauberbischofsheim
  • Lauda-Königshofen
  • Bad Mergentheim
  • Weikersheim
  • Röttingen
  • Creglingen
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Schillingsfürst
  • Feuchtwangen
  • Dinkelsbühl
  • Wallerstein
  • Nördlingen
  • Harburg
  • Donauwörth
  • Rain
  • Augsburg
  • Friedberg
  • Landsberg am Lech
  • Hohenfurch
  • Schongau
  • Peiting
  • Rottenbuch
  • Wildsteig
  • Steingaden
  • Halblech
  • Schwangau
  • Fussen

Sights along the Romantic Road

Many great sights and attractions exist, such as the city of Würzburg, many small towns in the Tauber Valley, the medieval old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Augsburg’s "Fuggerei" (the world’s oldest social settlement), the pilgrimage church of Wies and the Neuschwanstein Castle. The Tauber Valley, the Nördlinger Ries and the alpine region from Schongau to Fussen are especially beautiful natural sights as well.

For more than 50 years, the great combination of nature, culture and hospitality has been the trademark of the Romantic Road.

Romantic Road by foot

Hikers should not miss the long-distance hiking path of the Romantic Road. On almost 500 kilometres, an easy hiking path through romantic villages, culturally shaped towns and a breath-taking natural landscape. Thanks to the good signposting with blue signs you get from the Main river to the edge of the Alps. Numerous accommodations along the Romantic Road are specialised for hikers and offer you the best comfort to start the next day well rested.

Romantic Road by car

But the Romantic Road cannot be only explored by foot. Also by car, motorcycle or with your mobile home, you can travel along the popular vacation road. As most navigation devices do not support the Romantic Road, it is best to follow the brown signposts. This way you avoid busy roads and enjoy a quiet journey through the picturesque landscape of Bavaria.

Our tip: Biking along the Romantic Road

Those who want to cycle on their own, goes in stages through Franconia, Swabia, Upper Bavaria and the Allgau region: "Cycling along the Romantic Road from the Main to the Alps".

Enjoy the dreamlike landscapes on a length of 285 miles between the Bavarian Alps and the Main. Green signposts will show you the way. The bikers will notice little things in the towns and villages along the cycle path that cannot be found in any guide. Should you be tired of cycling, then the Romantic Road bus offers to carry you and your bike for a part of the way.

End of the Romantic Road in Fussen

No matter if you choose to hike, cycle or follow the vacation road - all roads lead to Rome. No, in this case to us in Fussen:

Right after the Lech bridge, the beautiful city comes into view. One of the most picturesque places in the middle of the world-famous vacation region.

With an eye for detail and a special touch, the city of Fussen, Bavaria has brought the romance of the past into today’s world. In other words: here you will experience life surrounded by vivid, flourishing culture. Interesting activities in the quiet narrow streets – Fussen’s old town invites you to stroll and spend some leisurely time getting to know the city. Its offerings are diverse and international. Guests are encouraged to browse, try and ask questions!