"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. More than 70 castles and palaces can be admired along the 770-kilometre-long route.
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
Under the motto "Schwetzingen shows head" the city celebrates the special anniversary "350 years asparagus cultivation" with a wealth of activities, but also with new creations around the royal vegetable. Learn more
The festive reopening of the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth has taken place on 12th April 2018 after a five-year renovation period. The reopening of the Margravial Opera House is accompanied by a comprehensive programme of themed tours and other attractions relating to the restoration, art and history of the Opera House. Further information
With the opening of its spectacular new building, the Kunsthalle Mannheim continues its 100-year history. The heart piece remains the internationally important collection with top works from Édouard Manet to Francis Bacon to William Kentridge and an outstanding focus of sculpture. Further information
With the motto "hotel recommendations for connoisseurs", a brochure of our 17 premium partner hotels has been released. The charming, personally managed houses are introduced on 40 pages, completed by tips for your very personal Castle Road travel.
Brand new members are the Hotel Rose Bitzfeld, the Alte Vogtei in Wolframs-Eschenbach Spa Hotel Bad Rodach.
In the frame of the series "holiday routes in the southwest", a movie about the Castle Road is aired in the German regional television channel "SWR". The series traces the history and meets people, who have something to do with the respective route in many different ways. Historic footage tells the story about how it used to be there. This way modern road movies with nostalgic reviews arise along these holiday routes. More about the movie about the Castle Road (only in German)