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Itinerary

Your first stop is Harburg, one of the oldest, largest and best preserved castles of Southern Germany. It was an important military stronghold during the 11th and 12th centuries. Through the Swabian crater landscape passing Dinkelsbuhl, you will arrive in Rothenburg, a preserved medieval town in Europe. Spend about three hours in Rothenburg, with plenty of time for sightseeing, lunch, and shopping.

A popular attraction is the Kathe Wolhfahrt Christmas Store on Herrngasse, a large store open year round where you can purchase ornaments, nutcrackers, and other Christmas items. Many of the highlights in Rothenburg are centered around Marktplatz, such as the Town Hall with its Rothenburg History Museum, and St Jakob's Church, a Gothic building with soaring ceilings filled with light.

You will return to Munich via the Hallertau, the world's largest hop-growing area.

Locations visited
Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop
Harburg Castle
Market Square (Marktplatz)
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Overview
Admire the countryside, castles and villages of Germany’s Romantic Road on a day trip from Munich. Enjoy a coach drive along the iconic Road, a famously picturesque route through Bavaria’s mountains and forests. Stop at 11th-century Harburg Castle, one of Germany’s oldest fortifications, and continue to Rothenburg, a beautifully preserved medieval town of cobbled lanes, squares, and half-timbered houses. See top attractions such as the Renaissance-era Town Hall and St Jakob’s Church, enjoy free time to wander, have lunch (own expense), and browse the famous year-round Christmas shop.
Highlights
  • Full-day Romantic Road trip to Harburg and Rothenburg from Munich, by air-conditioned coach
  • Pass the mountains of Bavaria on a drive along the scenic Romantic Road
  • See 11th-century Harburg Castle, one of Germany’s oldest fortifications
  • Visit Rothenburg, one of Europe’s most stunningly preserved medieval towns
  • Take in top Rothenburg attractions such as the Town Hall, city gates, and Markplatz at leisure
  • Enjoy free time to shop, wander, and have lunch (own expense) as you wish
  • Peruse Rothenburg’s famous Christmas shop, open all year round
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Very good tour to Rothenburg

We took Grayline to Rothenburg. The first stop was the Harburg Castle. It was nice but I could have skipped that to spend more time in Rothenburg. The bus was clean and comfortable. The guide was very good and the driver was great. There were...More

1  Thank disneykirsten
Gray_Line_Muenchen, Customer Relations at Gray Line Munich, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear disneykirsten, thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Rothenburg and hope you will visit us again soon. Best wishes, Gray Line Sightseeing Munich

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Great Tour

This is a long tour but well worth it. Our bus was a double decker and it was very comfortable. We visited the Harburg Castle first which was interesting to see. Rothenburg was a quaint little town. We were given three hours to explore the...More

3  Thank CathyBarber
Gray_Line_Muenchen, Customer Relations at Gray Line Munich, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Dear CathyBarber, thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a nice day with us in Rothenburg and Harburg Castle. Please visit us again soon! Best wishes, Gray Line Sightseeing Munich

Reviewed July 5, 2018
From the wording of reviews people are rating the destination, not the company...

I would give the locations and amount of time spent in each place 5 stars, the guide and meeting point organization 1 star--but Gray Line doesn't deserve credit for the beauty of Rothenburg or Harburg Castle, so 2 stars it is. Both destinations are SO...More

6  Thank Laura A
Gray_Line_Muenchen, Customer Relations at Gray Line Munich, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Dear Laura A, thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that. Please accept our apologies for our guide's behavior. We kindly ask you to contact us directly and to provide some details about the date and time of your tour so...More

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Old town Rothenburg was "Picture Perfect"

All of the people on this tour wanted more free time in the gorgeous small German town. The tour started with a trip to the Harburg Castle where a local guide took us through the buildings, explaining the history and background of each. It was...More

Thank Richard B
Gray_Line_Muenchen, Customer Relations at Gray Line Munich, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Dear Richard B, thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your day trip to Rothenburg. Please visit us again soon! Best wishes, Gray Line Sightseeing Munich

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Beautiful old “must see” town

I’m really glad I did this tour although I wish I’d had more time to soak up the atmosphere and have a better look around the place. I’ve read reviews where some people are scepticle that the town has all been built just to attract...More

3  Thank Moodah
Gray_Line_Muenchen, Customer Relations at Gray Line Munich, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Dear Moodah, thank you very much for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your day trip to Rothenburg. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Gray Line Sightseeing Munich

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Kareen M
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I can't speak about this trip in particular, but I'd look for a salt mine tour, a tram/train ride. We did some of these things years ago and I think your kids would love it.
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