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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.


COVID-19 restrictions in Germany

 Florian Trykowski

Due to decreasing COVID-19 case numbers, travelling in Germany is possible again. Please note that the entry destrictions differ, dependent on the country you come from. Do not forget to inform yourself about entry, testing and quarantine regulations before starting your travel alongside Castle Road. Stay healthy!


 Current News

Get an overview of the current incidence figures, measures and all other information about Corona when planning your trip. In our downloadable PDF you will find the links to all information pages of the city and county districts through which the Burgenstrasse passes.

Open-Air Theatre 2021

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

Cycling pleasure in a compact format

 Bike tour book

The sights along the Castle Road are also an experience for cyclists. The signposted cycle path "Burgenstraße" leads those interested in history and culture to the highlights between Mannheim and Bayreuth. The newly published cycling guide "Burgenstraße" (Castle Road), describes the complete cycle route along the Castle Road. Maps, city centre maps, practical tips, refreshment stops and overnight accommodation tips are supplemented by very personal recommendations for particularly beautiful places to stop for a rest. Order now

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

Anniversary: 800 Years of Ansbach

This year Ansbach is looking back on 800 years of city history. In addition to the Rococo Festival and Bach Week, the program includes numerous anniversary projects such as "Houses Tell History". A special exhibition in the Margrave Museum shows the document in which Ansbach was first mentioned in 1221. More about the city anniversary here

You will feel completely comfortable ...

 Hotel Schwarzer Bock in Ansbach

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The Castle Road in blogs

 Castle Road in Blogs

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.

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