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The landscape around me has changed. I can no longer see the “Romantic Road” stretch as far as the horizon, flat as it was before in Nördlingen, around Augsburg or Landsberg. Rugged mountain ranges have given way to straight lines. The gently rising Alpine foothills bring a smile to my face. Mountains always make an Austrian like me feel home. When Schongau on the Romantic Road talks about life by the mountain river Lech, and how it has shaped the economic development of an entire region, I immediately think of the source waters of this riverbed in neighbouring Tyrol. But first of all, our captain calls: “All aboard, and up we go floating on the river!” A giant wooden raft of about 20 tons, that is.
In the evening, riding my e-bike rented from Hotel Weinbauer, I manage to leave the curious crowds behind and catch a most undisturbed glimpse of Neuschwanstein Castle. All you have to do is follow local bike guide Silvia Zeilmeir. She knows exactly which restaurants to head for, which forest path leads to the best view over the Alpsee and the castles, and where the park of Schwangau offers the most extensive panoramic view of the Alpine foothills beyond. Thank you so much, dear Silvia, for this wonderful evening together!
Inside the old town, you can even stop at a gate that has an inscription indicating the official end of the Romantic Road. It’s a bit like being on a pilgrimage: People, places and stories all come and go. One day you will reach the end and tell yourself: I am happy to have made it and at the same time sad that it is over.
It’s a good thing that the city of Füssen sweetens the farewell: A small town with a historic flair, whose old town centre is worth discovering.
And just because it’s worth taking the extra look along the “Romantic Road”, I’ve made this short travel video for you to enjoy:
If you wish to see even more travel photographs from my road trip along the Romantic Road in Germany, you can check out my Flickr photo gallery here:
Disclaimer: I have been invited by the German National Tourist Board and the Romantic Road to go on this trip to Würzburg. All opinions are my own.
I enjoyed your photo’s along the Romantic Road. I was able to spend 2 months in the Allgäu during the winter of 2016/17, and your photo’s were a nice reminder of what a great area it is to spend a vacation. I hope to get back to Germany again in the hopes of more exploration one day, but in the meantime, I will travel vicariously through you.
Regards, Ron Dobroth, Kalama, Washington USA