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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. About 60 castles and palaces can be admired along the 770-kilometre-long route. There is also a wealth of events to experience - from medieval markets to castle concerts.

Baroque castle Mannheim - reopening and anniversary year

 Mannheim Baroque Palace - Dining room with Baden Court Silver, Photo: Dirk Altenkirch SSG press photo

After extensive work, the baroque castle of Mannheim, the starting point of the Castle Road, will open its doors again on 6 March 2020. On 6 and 7 March 2020 admission is free. In addition, the 300th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone will be celebrated throughout the year with a varied programme and special guided tours. Further information

 Touren & Tipps 2020

The magazine "Touren & Tipps für die Burgenstraße 2020" has been published. On 92 pages all castles, palaces and places are introduced including tips for overnight stays, leisure time and events. Get here for free

Theme years "Picturesque Rothenburg"

With the exhibition "Self-Portrait - External Image - Re-Appropriation" the theme years "Pittoresk: Rothenburg as a Landscape Garden" are continued. The RothenburgMuseum shows views of the town from Biedermeier and Romanticism from 7 March 2020 to 31 December 2021. The juxtaposition of self-image and the image of the other, of art and kitsch, is supplemented by contemporary views of the city in photography, painting, social media and film. Further information

The Castle Road in blogs

 Roadtrip with the caravan - Dürerhaus Nürnberg

Bloggers tell their travel stories personally, directly and authentically. The Burgenstrasse offers plenty of material for this. An overview of the blogs with experiences and impressions from a visit to the Burgenstrasse can be found here.

You will feel completely comfortable ...

 Hotel Gotisches Haus in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Premium Partner Hotels Castle RoadYou will feel completely comfortable...

in the Premium Partner Hotels at the Castle Road. What close affinity to the Castle Road they have, what they stand for und what they offer, you will find under


New for 2020: Discover the Castle Road with your motorhome

 Caravan brochure

The Castle Road is ideal for caravan trip. The broschure "discovery tours along the Castle Road with the camper" has now been published. It takes caravaning lovers to caravan-sites along the Castle Road and gives suggestions for rest points and shopping facilities, recreational pleasure as well as even for walks with the four-legged friend. Only available in German language, free of charge. Get here »