5 days in Castle Road Itinerary

5 days in Castle Road Itinerary

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5 days in Castle Road Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Nuremberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Rothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Heidelberg
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 30 min
End: Groningen

2
nights
Nuremberg

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then make a trip to Altstadt, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Toy Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nuremberg trip builder tool.

Groningen, The Netherlands to Nuremberg is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. August in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

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Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum

1
night
Rothenburg

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, stop by Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, take a stroll through Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Burggarten.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rothenburg online route planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Rothenburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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night
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 24th (Mon), take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, and then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge).

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Heidelberg sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
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Altstadt (Old Town)
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge) ©
Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge)

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