7 days in Castle Road & Schwangau Itinerary

7 days in Castle Road & Schwangau Itinerary

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7 days in Castle Road & Schwangau Itinerary

Start: Kaiserslautern
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Rothenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nuremberg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Schwangau
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Kaiserslautern

2
nights
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally admire the natural beauty at Burggarten.

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Kaiserslautern to Rothenburg is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

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Burggarten ©
Burggarten
Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

1
night
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

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Getting from Rothenburg to Nuremberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

3
nights
Schwangau

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Explore Schwangau's surroundings by going to Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Zugspitze & Partnachklamm) and Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, stroll around Der Kurpark in Schwangau, explore the activities along Schwansee, and admire the landmark architecture of Schloss Hohenschwangau.

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Drive from Nuremberg to Schwangau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Schwangau can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Schwangau

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Altstadt von Fuessen, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau