Located between Germany and the Czech Republic, the Castle Road, called Burgenstraße in German, is one of the most scenic drives in the country.
The road is over 1,200 km (745 miles) long and links Mannheim in the German state of Baden-Württemberg in the southwestern part of the country, and Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience, with superb views. The drive is filled with castles. It is practically shrouded in fairytales, legends and myths. The drive has been rendering travelers speechless since 1954.
It’s an unforgettable road trip. This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs. You start the adventure at Mannheim and end up visiting so many attractions and landscapes that are just incredible. Along the way, be sure to consider stops at the castles of Bamberg, Nuremberg, Bayreuth and Heidelberg. Also, stop at Clomberg and visit Rothenburg ob der Tauber. In fact, you can visit any castle you want out of the incredible 70 that are available for drivers. The drive consists of a series of small, winding back roads with easy to follow signs. Along the way, you pass several rivers and drive through spectacular landscape.
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