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Castle Road-Journeys

Castle Trail from Baden to Württemberg

Heidelberg - Waldenburg

Package includes
3-star superior hotel in Heidelberg
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • 1 glass of sparkling wine or mulled wine on arrival per person depending on season
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 3-course evening meal for two in the partner restaurant (not including drinks)
  • Complimentary upgrade to the next room category, where available
  • Late check-out until 2pm
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Free parking

4-star hotel in Waldenburg
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Buffet breafast for two
  • 3-course evenin meal for two in the hotel restaurant (not including drinks)
  • Complimentary use of the hotel spa
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
Itinerary
Day 1: Heidelberg
As soon as you have checked in, your exploration of the romantic city of Heidelberg can begin. The famous main street offers 2km of sights and shops, culminating in the atmospheric castle ruins at the peak of the Königsstuhl. From here you can enjoy the view of the picturesque Neckar Valley, for a moment stepping into history as you survey the former lands of the Grand Duchy of Baden.

Day 2: Castle Road
The scenic route that you will take today stretches over the Castle Road until you reach the lovely region of Hohenlohe. This fantastic drive offers you the opportunity to gather impressions and memories, as you decide whether to visit just one castle at your leisure, or even all ten. Absolutely unmissable is the view of four castles from Neckarsteinach, as are the castles in Hornberg and Guttenberg.
In the evening you can check into your hotel and enjoy the unique view of the land surrounding Hohenlohe.

Day 3: Waldenburg & Hohenlohe
Waldenburg - also known as ‘Hohenlohe’s Balcony’ - is a state-recognised climatic spa and is the ideal destination for tours by foot, by bike or by horse. If none of these are to your taste, why not enjoy a day’s swimming and relaxation by Lake Neumühlsee? How you spend your day is entirely up to you, so that you can start for home relaxed and rejuvenated.


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Historical Castle Road

Heidelberg - Bamberg

Package includes
3-star superior hotel in Heidelberg
  • 2 nights’ stay in a ‘Standard’ double room
  • Glass of sparkling wine or mulled wine on arrival, season depending
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 1-course lunch for two in the partner restaurant, including a soft drink or beer
  • Bottle of water and one complimentary refill of your minibar
  • Two-day Heidelberg WelcomeCard for two (including funicular ticket)
  • Boat trip for two on a solar-powered boat
  • Private guided tour of Heidelberg Old Town (c. 90 min)
  • Complimentary upgrade to the next room category, where available
  • Late check-out until 2pm
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free parking

3-star hotel in Bamberg
  • 2 nights’ stay in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 3-course evening meal for two in the partner restaurant (drinks not included)
  • Private guided tour of Bamberg with ‘Dr. Skantze’ (2 hours)
  • Free parking
Itinerary
Day 1 & 2: Heidelberg
Your trip back in time starts in sunny Baden, and where better to begin than the romantic city on the banks of the Neckar, where you will be greeted by the stunning, world-famous castle ruins atop the Königstuhl. Welcome to Heidelberg! On your first day, explore the Old Town entirely at your own pace, or take a stroll through the shops of the 1kmlong pedestrian area. Following a hearty breakfast on your second day you will set out for Universitätsplatz, where your private tour guide will be waiting to meet you. Between the tour, lunch in the partner restaurant, and a boat trip on the Neckar, you really will get that holiday feeling.

Day 3: Heidelberg & Bamberg - along the Castle Road
After today’s breakfast you will set out in towards Franken. That is to say, you are aiming for the city of seven hills, Bamberg. As you travel along the Castle Road, you will have plenty of time to stop off whenever the mood takes you.

Day 4 & 5: Bamberg
Today, the former Episcopal and Imperial city lies at your front door, with its unforgettable Old Town waiting to be discovered. Your tour guide will be on hand to help you immerse yourself totally and utterly in the charm of the UNESCO world cultural heritage site that is Bamberg. In the space of two hours you will discover all there is to know about the city which is home to a “young” university, a vibrant cultural scene and a number of beer breweries. On your last day, you will slowly step out of the past and come back to the present day, as you set out for home.

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Castle Road Deluxe

Heidelberg - Schwäbisch Hall - Nürnberg - Bayreuth - Coburg

Package includes
3-star superior hotel in Heidelberg
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Glass of sparkling wine or mulled wine on arrival, depending on season
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 3-course evening meal for two in our partner restaurant (drinks not included)
  • Complimentary upgrade to the next room category, where available
  • Late check-out until 2pm
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free parking

4-star superior hotel in Schwäbisch Hall
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 4-course evening meal for two in the hotel restaurant (drinks not included)
  • Complimentary use of the hotel spa
  • Free parking

Dritter Stopp in Nürnberg im Hotel Victoria (4 Sterne)
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Drink on arrival
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • NurembergCard for two (includes ticket for all public transport routes)
  • free parking

4-star hotel in Bayreuth
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 3-course meal for two at 6pm in the hotel restaurant or partner restaurant (not including drinks)
  • Complimentary use of the hotel spa
  • Complimentary upgrade from Comfort Class to Deluxe, depending on availability
  • Tourist map of Bayreuth
  • Free parking

4-star hotel in Coburg
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • Large bottle of mineral water in your room
  • Complimentary WiFi
Itinerary
Day 1: Heidelberg
As soon as you have checked in, your exploration of the romantic city of Heidelberg can begin. The famous main street offers 2km of sights and shops, culminating in the atmospheric castle ruins at the peak of the Königsstuhl. From here you can enjoy the view of the picturesque Neckar Valley, for a moment stepping into history as you survey the former lands of the Grand Duchy of Baden.

Day 2: Heidelberg & Schwäbisch Hall
After breakfast you will continue your journey to Schwäbisch Hall. Here, you will not only learn all about the history of salt production, but also about the lives of the Benedictine monks in the former monastery of Comburg. The monastery is almost palatial - perched on a meander mountain, it is one of the gems of the Castle Road.

Day 3: Schwäbisch Hall & Nuremberg
And it’s off to Nuremberg we go! Nuremberg is home not only to the famous Imperial Palace, but also to a beguiling Old Town. Your NurembergCard gives you reduced entry prices to a number of attractions, as well as free use of the city’s public transport.

Day 4: Nuremberg & Bayreuth
Following a peaceful night’s sleep you continue your journey to Bayreuth, near the border with the Czech Republic. As soon as you have checked in, your can start your exploration of this lovely Franconian town, which is home to Bayreuth University and the famous festival hall. The Margravian Opera House is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. It has gained a reputation as the most beautiful surviving Baroque theatre in Europe, and is well worth a visit.

Day 5: Bayreuth & Coburg
Today you are visiting Coburg. The Veste Coburg is one of Germany’s most magnificent castles and also remains one of the country’s best-maintained. Here, you can look forward to learning all about a former place of retreat, beloved of Martin Luther.

Day 6: Coburg
Even more castles await in Coburg and the surrounding area - Callenberg, Ehrenburg and Rosenau. It is entirely up to you how long you spend at each one, before making your way home.











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Castle Road - in luxury

Heidelberg - Zweiflingen

Package includes
5-star superior hotel in Heidelberg
  • 1 night’s stay in our ‘Comfort’ double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 3-course evening meal for two in the hotel resturant (not including drinks)
  • Bottle of water and fruit bowl upon arrival in your room
  • Complimentary use of the Panorama Spa Club
  • Complimentary WiFi

5-star superior hotel in Zweiflingenn
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 3-course evening meal for two in the hotel restaurant (not including drinks)
  • Complimentary minibar
  • Complimentary use of the spa
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free parking
Itinerary
Day 1: Heidelberg
You will arrive in the lovely city of Heidelberg. Your first day will be spent visiting beloved tourist attractions such as Heidelberg Castle and the Old Bridge. In the evening, you will be spoiled for choice with a three-course meal in the hotel restaurant. Throughout your stay, you are more than welcome to visit the Panorama Spa Club.

Day 2: Castle Road
Following a peaceful night’s sleep and a five-star breakfast buffet, you will make your way to Zweiflingen (Heilbronn). Enjoy the relaxing trip along the Neckar, taking in the view of a number of castles along the way. With your own transport, the number of visits you make and the pace of your travel is entirely up to you. As soon as you have checked in, you are welcome to treat yourself to pampering and relaxation in the expansive hotel spa. A threecourse meal will set you up for a wonderfully calm evening in idyllic Hohenlohe.

Day 3: Hohenlohe and surroundings
Before you set off for home today, be sure to enjoy our generous breakfast buffet. Take a final opportunity to gather impressions and memories with a short excursion through Hohenlohe.




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Franconian Castle Road

Bayreuth - Bamberg

Package includes
4-star hotel in Bayreuth
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 3-course evening meal for two in the hotel restaurant or partner restaurant (not including drinks)
  • Complimentary use of the hotel spa
  • Complimentary upgrade to a deluxe double room, where available
  • Tourist map of Bayreuth
  • Free parking

3-star hotel in Bamberg
  • 2 nights’ stay in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 3-course evening meal for two in the partner restaurant (not including drinks)
  • Free parking
Itinerary
Days 1 & 2: Bayreuth
This city of culture, renowned for its annual Richard Wagner Festival, is the first stop on your journey through Franconian Switzerland. You can enjoy all of the benefits of a centrally located 4-star hotel. The historically significant Old Town with its festival hall and Margravian Opera House are only a few minutes away by foot. Make sure to visit the ‘New Castle’, which was built in the 18th century.

Days 2 & 3: Bamberg
Your trip from Bayreuth to Bamberg will bring you through Kulmbach, Kronach and Coburg, where you can experience more of the best sights along the Franconian Castle Road. Having your own car will allow you the freedom to create your own route and decide what you would like to see along the way. The next day, you can explore the former Episcopal and Imperial city at your own pace. The New Residence, the Altenburg palace and the spectacular Old Town are at your doorstep.

Day 4: Nuremberg
It would be a terrible shame to visit Franconia without seeing Nuremberg. Before setting out for home on your last day, make a detour to the Franconian capital. The Old Town offers a huge number of attractions, including the Hospice of the Holy Spirit, the Imperial Castle, and the Albrecht Dürer House.

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Four Days on the Castle Road

Bayreuth - Gößweinstein - Nürnberg
During the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt: 4 days 297€/p.p.

Package includes
4-star hotel in Bayreuth
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 3-course evening meal for two in the hotel restaurant or partner restaurant (drinks not incl.)
  • Complimentary use of the hotel spa
  • Complimentary upgrade from Comfort Class to Deluxe, depending on availability
  • Tourist map of Bayreuth
  • Free parking

3-star hotel in Gößweinstein
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • 3-course evening meal for two in the partner restaurant (drinks not included)
  • Free parking

4-star hotel in Nuremberg
  • 1 night’s stay in a double room
  • Drink on arrival
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • NurembergCard for two (includes ticket for all public transport routes)
  • Free parking
Itinerary
Day 1: Bayreuth
On this tour, you will start your Castle Road journey at the end and work your way back. Your starting point is Bayreuth, near the border with the Czech Republic. As soon as you have checked in, your can start your exploration of this lovely Franconian town, which is home to Bayreuth University and the famous festival hall. The Margravian Opera House is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. It has gained a reputation as the most beautiful surviving Baroque theatre in Europe, and is well worth a visit.

Day 2: Natural Park of Franconian Switzerland & Gößweinstein
Today is entirely devoted to Mother Nature. When you visit the Natural Park you will also see the little town of Pottenstein as well as the building which gave the town its name - Pottenstein Castle, with its wondeful museum. Your journey will then take you on to Gößweinstein, also named after a castle, which dates back to the eleventh century.

Day 3: Gößweinstein & Nuremberg
After breakfast, we recommend a trip to historic Forchheim. Here, you can see for yourself why the Imperial Palace is the jewel in the crown of the city. However, what you do with your day is entirely up to you, and you could also choose to travel straight to Nuremberg and devote the entire day to the Franconian metropolis.

Day 4: Nuremberg
Nuremberg is a highlight of any trip to Germany. It is a city with many facets and offers the visitor a fascinating and unique travel experience. Nuremberg Castle, the Imperial Palace and the Old Town with its wide range of architecture are just three of the sights that you must see while you are here. Today is also the day that you set out for home and we think that you will be very happy with all that you have seen and experienced over the past few days.

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A week on the Castle Road

Neckargemünd - Ansbach - Heiligenstadt

Package includes
4-star hotel in Neckargemünd
  • 2 nights’ stay in a double room
  • Glass of sparkling wine or mulled wine on arrival, depending on season
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • First evening: 3-course tart flambée meal for two (including drinks) at 6pm
  • Complimentary upgrade to the next room category, where available
  • Late check-out until 1pm
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free parking

3-star hotel in Ansbach
  • 2 nights’ stay in a double room
  • Buffet breakfast for two
  • First evening: Franconian light evening meal with wine for two in the hotel restaurant
  • Second evening: 4-course candle light dinner for two in the hotel restaurants (not including drinks)
  • Bottle of vintner’s Secco (rosé) and Ansbach Original Pralines on arrival in your room
  • Entry for two to the Margravian Residence
  • Entry for two to the Margrave/Kaspar Hauser Museum
  • Guided tour of Rothenburg o. d. Tauber, various times available
  • Packed lunch for the excursion to Rothenburg
  • Late check - out until 1 pm, where available
  • Free parking

4-star hotel in Heiligenstadt
  • 2 nights’ stay in a double room
  • Vitality’ buffet breakfast for two
  • 4-course meal for two with various options in the hotel restaurant
  • Use of the hotel spa with pool, infra-red heat cabin and Finnish Sauna (with variable heat settings)
  • Spa goodie bag with fluffy towels
  • Hiking sticks and rucksacks available to borrow
  • Up to 20% off green fees in the golf clubs in Kanndorf and Pottenstein
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free parking
Itinerary
Days 1 & 2: Neckargemünd (near Heidelberg)
The first step on your journey is in Neckargemünd. As the name suggests, the town is on the banks of the Neckar and is only a few minutes away from Heidelberg. During your stay, a visit to Mannheim Castle, the ruins of Heidelberg Castle and the palaces of Neckarsteinach and Hirschhorn are highly recommended.

Day 3: On the Castle Road to Ansbach
The hearty breakfast will give you the boost you need in the morning, so that you can immediately start for Ansbach, which is approximately 2 hours away in central Franconia. We recommend the scenic route, which will take you through Eberbach, Schwäbisch Hall and Rothenburg before you reach your hotel for the next two days in Ansbach. The staff will be expecting you and you will be greeted with a light evening meal and wine.

Day 4: Ansbach
Ansbach awaits with a full day of activities, with free entry to the Margravian Residence and the Margrave/ Kasper Hauser Museum. The evening’s 4-course meal is the perfect end to a fascinating day.

Day 5: On the Castle Road to Heiligenstadt (Upper Franconia)
Armed with your packed lunch, you will set off for Rothenburg o. d. Tauber and explore the medieval city with a guided tour. From here it is a brief trip away from city life and into the natural landscape of Heiligenstadt. The next couple of days will be spent in the heart of Franconian Switzerland.

Days 6 & 7: Upper Franconia
Glorious scenery, hiking trails and affordable golf club green fees are all at your doorstep in idyllic Veilbronn. Bamberg and Bayreuth are only half an hour away by car, and are well worth a visit before your week draws to an end.













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