Germany has a large number of tourist routes. These routes give you an ideal opportunity to explore Germany by car, camper or motor. The routes each have their own theme.
Bier- und Burgenstraße
The Bier- und Burgenstraße starts in Thuringia and leads through the Franconian Forest, the Fichtelgebirge, the Fränkische Schweiz and Ostbayern to Passau. Highlights of the route include Lauenstein Castle in Ludwigsstadt, the moated castle in Mitwitz, the city of Kronach and, of course, Kulmbach.
The Deutsche Alpenstraße runs 450 km from Lindau on Lake Constance to Schönau on the Königssee. You will be amazed at the wide variety of scenery. From lush alpine pastures, gentle rolling hills and green forests to sharp peaks, romantic valleys and beautiful lakes. The Deutsche Alpenstraße is Germany's oldest tourist route.
The German Limes Route offers an interesting sight into Germany's Roman sites. The route runs for approximately 550 km from Rheinbrohl am Rhein to Regensburg through the regions of Rhineland-Pfalz, Hessen, Baden-Württemberg and Bayern. The former boundary of the Roman Empire, stretches through Germany with about 900 watchtowers and 120 Roman forts of various sizes. One of central Europe's impressive archaeological monuments. It has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.
Rich clay deposits and the brick industry, particularly the 18th and 19th centuries, were characterized not only by the landscape, but also by the infrastructure and the development of many cities. On the route, you can discover idyllic lakes, some of which are made of clay excavation. Today they give live to many animals and plants.
The Eifel, the land of the sleeping volcanoes between Bonn and Trier is the geologically active area of Germany. On the 280 km long, signposted German volcanic route from the Rhine to the Hohe Eifel, the visitor is directed towards the highlights in the world of the Eifel volcanoes.
The Romantic Road (Romantische Strasse) is Germany’s best known and most popular tourist route. From Würzburg to Füssen you can travel along medieval towns to the fairy-tale castle at Neuschwanstein. Simply follow the brown signs that link the individual towns along the Romantic Road. Explore the landscape, art and culinary delights along the Romantic Road.
The scenic route from Waldkirch to Feldberg is almost 70 km long and offers on a clear day amazing views even to the northern Black Forest. Westbound you overlook the Rhine plain to the Vosges mountains in Alsace and south you sometimes even see the Swiss Alps.
There are over 30 mines, magnificent churches and historical mining towns across the region. These witnesses to history are connected by a route stretching over a distance of about 275 kilometres from Dresden to Zwickau.