WÜRZBURG, Germany—It’s dark here in the cellars, but tall candles mounted on huge wine casks light our path. We’re deep in the Staatlicher Hofkeller, the cellars of the Bavarian state winery below Würzburg Residenz Castle, a World Heritage Site in Franconia. While Germany may be known for its beer, in this region of Bavaria, wine […]
In Franconia, a culturally distinct region that historically resisted Bavaria’s authority, a millenia-old winemaking tradition means that instead of hops and malt, grapes are top of mind, even during Oktoberfest.
Travelling from Frankfurt to Munich via the Romantic Road? Here’s a 7-day itinerary that takes you past quaint towns, like Rothenburg and Füssen, and the Bavarian Alps!
Unlike Australia’s Great Ocean Road or Iceland’s Ring Road, Germany isn’t very well known for its road trips. So what compelled me to take a week-long road trip in Germany? That’s where *cue drumroll* the “Romantische Straße” comes in.
The “Romantic Road”, as its English translation goes, is a scenic road that takes you through quaint towns and the Bavarian Alps. Yes, yes, the name does sound rather trite but there has got to be some truth to it if it were named as such – and there is.