Going on a road trip is a great way to broaden your horizons, especially if you’re travelling abroad. Driving your classic car through Europe can be an adventure. But even if you can’t bring your car, it’s still worth renting one to experience a different part of the world. Germany is a wonderful place to visit and The Romantic Road is full of beautiful sights.
The Wurzburg Residence is located in Wurzburg and is a mixture of Viennese baroque and French chateau architecture. It was designed by the court architect, Balthasar Neumann and became the seat of power for the Prince-Bishops. Some of the most stunning parts of the building include the Grand Staircase and Imperial Hall. Despite a lot of the Residence being destroyed during WW2, it was restored to its former glory.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg is a great place to visit for anyone who has an interest in medieval history. The town has a rich history that dates back to the Middle Ages. There are a number of sights to see, including St James’ Church, Old Forge, Rathaus Town Hall, Convent Gardens and The Criminal Museum. Music is also a big part of the town, with the annual Taubertal-Openair-Festival hosting various bands every August.
Keep driving south and you’ll come across the walled town of Nordlingen. One of the major attractions is the late Gothic church of St George that has a large bell tower called ‘Daniel.’ Nordlingen is located in the Ries meteorite crater and ‘Daniel’ was made out of the rock that formed from the impact.
While travelling on The Romantic Road, you should definitely pay a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle. The castle can be found near the town of Fussen and was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Ludwig was an admirer of the composer Richard Wagner and he built it in Wagner’s honour. The castle looks like it belongs in a fairytale, with a classic medieval design. Neuschwanstein features a beautiful inner garden and decorated rooms that can be explored at your leisure.
Fussen is a picturesque town that’s worth exploring after you’ve been to Neuschwanstein. The attractions are varied, from a collection of Renaissance art in the Hohes Schloss, to St Mang’s Abbey, a beautiful baroque church.
Driving along The Romantic Road is like travelling through a fairytale. Before you travel to Germany with your classic car you’ll want to make sure it’s protected. As classic car insurance brokers, we can help you find the right policy.