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Scenic Routes of Germany
Discover true Germany on these popular routes

This a small sample of the many themed scenic roads
that Germany has to offer.

Scenic Routes of Germany

Scenic Routes of Germany


Castle Route 1,000km, castles and palaces.
Mannheim (Elector’s Palace), Heidelberg (Old Town, Castle), Neckarsteinach (Four-Castle Town), Bad Rappenau (Moated Palace), Rothenburg (Historical buildings, Crime & Punishment Museum, Christmas Museum), Nuremberg (Old Town, Kaiserburg Castle), Bamberg (UNESCO, Altenburg Castle), Kulmbach (Plassenburg Castle), Bayreuth (Festival Town, Wagner)

Cheese Route 500km, traditionally-made raw-milk cheeses & dairies.
Holtsee (Dairy co-op, cheese cellar, shops and guided tours), Molfsee (open-air museum), Kiel (Laboe Village, harbour), Glücksburg (moated castle, rosarium, Mencke Planetarium, “artefact” energy infotainment centre), Horst (Dannwisch Cheese Dairy), Bendorf (Lohmühle cheese makers) Plön (lakes, castle), Oster-Ohrstedt (raw-milk cheese dairy) Ratzeburg (island town surrounded by four lakes).

Wine Route 85km, wine, culture, nature, relaxation & fun.
Bockenheim (Our Lady of the Grapes, St. Lambert’s Church), Grünstadt (historical monuments), Bad Dürkheim (Giant wine barrel) Wachenheim (Castle) Deidesheim (Parish Church, museum) Neustadt (Half-timbered houses, railway museum, Hambach Castle), Edenboken (Old vintner’s houses), Bad Bergzabern (Palaces, Petronella Spa), Schweigen-Rechtenback (Gateway to the Wine Route)

  Romantic Road Route 350km, cycle route 424km,
art, culture, nature & hospitality.
Würzburg (Episcopal Residenz Palace - UNESCO World Heritage Site, Marienberg Citadel) Bad Mergentheim (Castle of the Teutonic Order), Rothenburg (Medieval townscape, Crime Museum, Christmas Museum), Dinkelsbühl (picturesque old town with 16 towers, fortifications), Nördlingen (Railway Museum, Ries Crater Museum), Harburg (Castle with seven arches), Augsburg (Fugger town-housing settlement for the poor, Puppet Theatre), Pfaffenwinkel (Wieskirche Pilgrimage Church), Schwangau (King Ludwig’s castles), Füssen (late medieval town centre with Hohes Schloss Castle and St. Mang Monastery)

Fairy Tale Route 600km, fairytales, myths, legends & culture.
Hanau (Birthplace and memorial to the Brothers Grimm), Steinau (Brothers Grimm House), Schwalmstadt (Little Red Riding Hood country), Schauenburg (Märchenwache Arts and Exhibition Centre), Kassel (Capital of the German Fairytale Route, Brothers Grimm Museum), Hamlyn (The Pied Piper’s Town), Hofgeismar (Sleeping Beauty’s Castle: Sababurg), Trendelburg (Rapunzel), Polle (Cinderella), Bremen (Town musicians)