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"Experience a journey through time" is the invitation of the Burgenstraße, which leads from Mannheim to Bayreuth and is one of the oldest holiday routes in Germany. More than 70 castles and palaces can be admired along the 770-kilometre-long route.

Theatre under the starry sky

 Kronach - Rosenberg Festspiele Photo: Frank Wunderatsch

A  mild summer evening, an impressive historical building as scenery, lively comedies or tragic stories performed under the open sky - each year the numerous open-air theatre at the Castle Road are fascinating the audience. Read more in our calendar of events

Summer, Holidays, Castle Road

 Exploring underground passages, playing just as they did in the Middle Ages, being out and about with the castle ghost - especially during the summer holidays the castles and palaces as well as the member locations offer a wide range of adventure tours for children. Find out more 


Bayreuth - Reopening of the Margravial Opera House

 Bayreuth - Margravial Opera House

The festive reopening of the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth has taken place on 12th April 2018 after a five-year  renovation period. The reopening of the Margravial Opera House is accompanied by a comprehensive programme of themed tours and other attractions relating to the restoration, art and history of the Opera House. Further information

 Mannheim -

With the opening of its spectacular new building, the Kunsthalle Mannheim continues its 100-year history. The heart piece remains the internationally important collection with top works from Édouard Manet to Francis Bacon to William Kentridge and an outstanding focus of sculpture. Further information

Brochure of the Premium Partner Hotels

 Hotel Recommendations for Connoisseurs

With the motto "hotel recommendations for connoisseurs", a brochure of our 17 premium partner hotels has been released. The charming, personally managed houses are introduced on 40 pages, completed by tips for your very personal Castle Road travel.
Brand new members are the Hotel Rose Bitzfeld, the Alte Vogtei in Wolframs-Eschenbach Spa Hotel Bad Rodach.

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The Castle Road on Television

In the frame of the series "holiday routes in the southwest", a movie about the Castle Road is aired in the German regional television channel "SWR". The series traces the history and meets people, who have something to do with the respective route in many different ways. Historic footage tells the story about how it used to be there. This way modern road movies with nostalgic reviews arise along these holiday routes. More about the movie about the Castle Road (only in German)