Landsberg am Lech

25 June 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Market Square © - Christian Spannagel/cc-by-sa-2.0

Market Square © – Christian Spannagel/cc-by-sa-2.0

Landsberg am Lech is a town in southwest Bavaria, about 65 kilometers west of Munich and 35 kilometers south of Augsburg on the Romantic Road. It is the capital of the district of Landsberg am Lech. Landsberg has a picturesque lively medieval old town, which is still in pretty good shape.   read more…

Füssen, on the Romantic Road and the Via Claudia Augusta

4 October 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

© Daniel71953

© Daniel71953

Füssen is a town in Bavaria, in the district of Ostallgäu situated 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the Austrian border. It is located on the Romantic Road and on banks of the Lech river. The River Lech flows into the Forggensee. The Forggensee is a man-made lake which was built to prevent flooding. It is the catchment area for all the melting snow in the spring. After the middle of October the lake is drained ready for the next spring melt.   read more…

Romantic Road, from the river Main to the Alps

14 June 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  3 minutes

Romantic Road map - Photo: mario

Romantic Road map - Photo: mario

The Romantic Road (German: Romantische Straße) is the term for a theme route coined by travel agents in the 1950s to describe the 350 kilometres (220 mi) of highway in southern Germany (in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg), between Würzburg and Füssen. In medieval times it used to be a trade route, connecting the center of Germany with the South. Today this region is thought by many international travellers to possess “quintessentially” German scenery and culture, specifically in towns and cities such as Nördlingen, Dinkelsbühl and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The route is also known for passing a lot of castles, such as Burg Harburg and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. The Romantic Road is marked with brown signs along the road.   read more…

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