Tour 4


On the Road between Rothenburg o.d.T. and Nuremberg

9 castles and palaces -160 kilometres  

In Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the medieval times accompany the visitor at every turn. It is the starting point for this tour.

At the next Castle Road stations you can feel the proximity of Nuremberg and its prominent role in the Middle Ages. The castles in Colmberg, Lichtenau, Abenberg and Cadolzburg were all once owned by and outposts of the Burgraves of Nuremberg. Today the castle Colmberg and castle Abenberg are sought-after adresses for romantic castles and delicious food and wine. In Cadolzburg Castle the newly opened Castle-Experience-Museum under the motto "a castle and its lords - the Cadolzburg experience!" offers a unique encounter with the Middle Ages.

The palaces on this tour have an entirely different story. They used to be margravian residenz in Ansbach, in Wolframs-Eschenbach the seat of the Teutonic Order and in Roth the hunting lodge. The count of faber-castell-palace in Stein stands for the aristocratic living culture at the beginning of the 20th century.

Finally, it goes back to the Middle Ages, where the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg forms the culmination of this tour.