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The Romantic Road in Germany

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The Romantic Road in Germany

I have read about a bus that travels along the Romantic Road, which sounds preferable - as opposed to trying to do the route by train. Is it possible to buy a ticket for the entire length and then get off the bus at various cities - stay a night - and then continue on the next day or so? In other words does the ticket cover several days?

Or are there different buses, etc.

If the former is possible, what is the website with specific information, such as starting point and stops, etc.

Thanks

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1. Re: The Romantic Road in Germany

>I have read about a bus that travels along the Romantic Road, which sounds preferable

There is just one bus per day and only in summer AFAIK.

http://www.touring.de/index.php?id=954&L=1

You can buy only one ticket valid for the entire route.

Parts of the route are of course also served by local buses or trains which are more frequent, but not covered by this RR ticket. The local public transportation schedules are mostly covered by www.bahn.de, both trains and buses.

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2. Re: The Romantic Road in Germany

"I have read about a bus that travels along the Romantic Road, which sounds preferable..."

Not to me. One tourist bus per day in each direction? Too limiting. And the RR itself has no monopoly on interesting places.

https:/…

The DB itinerary page will provide you with train and bus connections for whatever towns you opt to visit.

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

It is by no means necessary to visit all of them. Some are not that interesting. There are other towns that are not on the RR that you will miss out on if you follow the RR exactly or use only the RR buses - like Bamberg, Nuremberg, Eichstätt, and Regensburg. It's wisest to survey the places in Bavaria that interest you and then to assemble a plan that will get you to those places.

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3. Re: The Romantic Road in Germany

There is nothing special to the RR itself, it is just a selection of nice places that has been stringed together for tourist marketing purposes. It is just a selection though - targeted towards driving, so that people would drive from Frankfurt to Munich and pass through the places. If you are using public transport, this selection is not optimal for you, and you also don't have any reason to stay with the marketing office's choices.

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4. Re: The Romantic Road in Germany

Another question: We want to travel from Wurzburg to Fussen on the Europabus - making two overnight stops along the way.

Do we buy ONE ticket from Wurzburg to Fussen and then get off, stay the night, and catch the bus the following day? Or do we have to buy point to point bus tickets for the various cities we want to stay overnight?

AND, how can we find out where the buses stop in the cities - so that we try to find hotels nearby - without too much walking with luggage?

Thanks!

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5. Re: The Romantic Road in Germany

From the bus company website linked in answer #1

"travellers can take as many breaks in the journey as they wish and tickets are valid for 6 months"

On the same page you can find the timetable which lists the name of the stops. These are all central locations. This is anyway only of significance in Würzburg and Augsburg. Both cities have however a good tram and bus network. Thus not staying close there is no problem either. The other towns/villages en route are either small or even very small.

Hauptbahnhof = main train station

Rathaus = city hall

Edited: 7:41 pm, January 19, 2012
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6. Re: The Romantic Road in Germany

Thank you very much - this is quite helpful!!

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8. Re: The Romantic Road in Germany

Thank you so much - this will be our second time in Germany in less than a year. We travel completely independently - on trains - and we love it. We will check this website. Thanks again!

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