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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 780-kilometre-long route. In addition, there are plenty of opportunities for an individual and relaxed stroll through the past, whether by car, camper van, bicycle or classic car.


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Eyrichshof Castle in Ebern - Book "Stony Heritage" published

 Hermann von Rotenhan -
Hermann von Rotenhan - "Stony Heritage".

An old castle in Franconia, a noble family - Hermann von Rotenhan grew up in Eyrichshof Castle and took over the family estate. In his debut he tells how free and beautiful a childhood is in such a place, but also what it means to be a "castle child" and to take over the responsibility for the family house one day. The author tells openly and bluntly about his path to becoming a forest owner, builder, entrepreneur and organiser - with some successes and failures. Sample and order (only in German)

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 Schwarzer Bock in Ansbach

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


COVID-19 CRISIS (Status: 13th January 2021)

The measures adopted by the federal and state governments to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have a strong impact on travel along the Castle Road and the offers of hotels, restaurants and leisure providers. At least until January 31, 2021, nationwide contact restrictions are in place that do not allow tourist travel. The office of the Castle Road is still accessible! Information on the regulations in the individual federal states can be obtained from the respective businesses and on the following websites:

MERIAN "Castle Road" released

Under the motto "Germany for Romantics", the renowned travel and culture magazine MERIAN looks at the Castle Road from a variety of angles - historical, culinary, theatrical, very personal, on foot and from the air. The 140-page booklet (only in German) is available in our online shop at a price of 9.90 euros.

Theme years "Picturesque Rothenburg"

With the exhibition "Rothenburg whether the deaf man in London - influences on the garden city movement" the topic years "Pittoresk: Rothenburg as landscape garden" are continued. From September 19, 2020, to December 31, 2021, the RothenburgMuseum will illuminate a hitherto completely unknown aspect of Rothenburg's international charisma. Further Information