Between Nuremberg and Bayreuth, the Castle Road was expanded to include Coburg, Kronach, Kulmbach with their imposing fortresses as well as the World Heritage city of Bamberg and Bayreuth, the city of Wagner.
Since 2018, Bayreuth has been both the new starting point as well as the final destination of the Castle Road, because the cooperation with the Czech partners could not be continued. New members were added to the route in Germany.
Today the Castle Road is an association whose members include towns and municipalities along the route. For a place to be become a member, the presence of a fortress, a castle or palace, a monastery or an historic old town is required.
In addition to the interaction with its members, the Castle Road focuses on a close and continuous cooperation with partners from culture and tourism such as the State-Owned Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Premium Partner Hotels. This network of owner-operated establishments along the Route opens up a new dimension of preparing quotations and providing a wide range of services for its guests.