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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.


Enchanting events during summer

Festivals, historical spectacles, markets, exhibitions, anniversaries, museum events, music and theatre - the diverse events along the Castle Road enchant with their very special flair. Our calendar of events shows when it is particularly worthwhile to set your sights on the Castle Road.

To the calendar of events

Our new member: Biohotel Kirchberg Castle

 Biohotel Kirchberg Castle

With its exposed location high above the Jagst River, the Biohotel Schloss Kirchberg impresses with an extraordinary living experience. Committed to the Slow Food idea, a variety of regional organic delicacies are served in the café and restaurant. Following the philosophy of the "Biohotels", the entire establishment acts in a consistently sustainable and environmentally conscious manner.

Biohotel Schloss Kichberg

Switch off and relax

Escape from the routines of everyday life in a special way on the Castle Road. Stay in imposing castles and stylish palaces. Take a deep breath in cosy castle courtyards, enjoy breathtaking views, spend the night in time-honoured castle walls and stroll between tradition and modernity. Where once the king was a guest, today the guest is king.

Let our tour suggestions inspire you for your next trip along the Castle Road!

Bamberg - 200th anniversary of the death ETA Hoffmann

Time and again, his literary works contain references to Bamberg, the city where he lived from 1808 to 1813. The artist's life in Bamberg and his works will be the subject of numerous exhibitions and city tours in the theme year 2022.

More about the theme year

Ansbach - Exhibition "Typically Franconia?"

 Ansbach - Orangery in the Court Garden

With the question "Typically Franconian?" this year's Bavarian State Exhibition approaches Franconia from very different angles and offers answers as to what is typically Franconian. It will take place from May 25 to November 6, 2022, in the Orangerie and in the Gumbertuskirche in Ansbach. More about the exhibition (only in German)

Lucas Cranach City of Kronach: Anniversary in 2022

 Rosenberg Castle (C) Stadt Kronach

The town of Kronach Kronach can celebrate a double Cranach anniversary this year. The great son of the city, Lucas Cranach the Elder, will be celebrated with numerous events and exhibitions.

Click here for the programme "Cranach Year Kronach 2022"

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.


 Castle Road on YouTube

You can also find the Castle Road on YouTube. Click here to get to our film.

Current indications and COVID-19 restrictions in Germany


Please inform yourself about the currently valid regulations for Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria before starting your journey. The regulations for the urban and rural districts through which the Burgenstrasse passes are compiled here. The Corona traffic light at each of our member towns shows the current 7-day incidence in each case.