Romantischestrasse

Introduction

The Romantic Road (German: Romantische Straße) is … the stretch of highway in southern Germany (in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg), between Würzburg and Füssen. This region is thought by many international travellers to possess “quintessentially” German scenery and culture. (Quoted from Wikipedia.)

Bikeline‘s estimate of the distance is 428Km, though we did 505Km (the differences due to diversions and wrong turns with subsequent backtracking) in 8.5 days, which is an average of 59Km/day.

Here’s a map from OpenStreetMap overlaid with our track using tools available at Wandern mit GPS‘s web site:

romantischestrasse2008-track-annotated

Photos

Deviations from Bikeline’s route

  1. We did it in the reverse direction so as to go slightly downhill instead of slightly uphill,
  2. Either at Wenkheim or on the outskirts of Wuerzburg head for the camping site at Randsacker (see Downloads below).

Trip stages and camping information

start
end
km
total km
waypt
N
E
name
address
phone
tent?
URL
FuessenSchwangau5.05.0camp0147.61660810.723149Campingplatz MagdalenaSonnenhof am See08362/4931yhttp://www.sonnenhof-am-forggensee.de/
camp0247.61587410.722975Camping WarsitzkaTiefental 108362/406nhttp://www.camping-forggensee.de
camp0347.60257710.683226Camping HopfenseeFischerbichl 1708362/917710nhttp://www.camping-hopfensee.de/
SchwangauMuehlberg2.07.0
MuehlbergBrunnen3.010.0camp0447.59667610.738703Campingplatz BrunnenSeestr 8108362/8273yhttp://www.camping-brunnen.de/
BrunnenMuehlberg3.013.0
ANULLMENT-6.0
MuehlbergBannwaldsee1.58.5camp0547.59200210.771984Camping BannwaldseeMünchner Straße 15108362/93000yhttp://www.camping-bannwaldsee.de/
BannwaldseeHalblech6.014.5
HalblechWies12.527.0
WiesWildsteg4.031.0
WildstegSolder4.535.5camp06*47.72741910.967111Terrassen-Camping Am RichterbichlSolder 1, Solder08867/1500yhttp://www.camping-rottenbuch.de/
SolderRottenbuch1.036.5
RottenbuchPeiting9.546.0
PeitingSchongau3.549.5
SchongauAltenstadt3.553.0
AltenstadtSchwabniederhofen2.055.0
SchwabniederhofenHohenfurch2.557.5
HohenfurchEpfach9.066.5
EpfachStoffen12.078.5
StoffenPoessling4.082.5camp07*48.03220210.884784Campingplatz “Romantik am Lech”Poessinger Au 1, Poessling08191/47505yhttp://www.campingplatz-landsberg.de/
PoesslingLandsberg2.084.5
LandsbergKaufering6.591.0
KauferingHaltenberg6.097.0
HaltenbergPrittriching10.5107.5
PrittrichingKoenigsbrunn Ost8.5116.0
Koenigsbrunn OstHaunstetten Ost7.0123.0
Haunstetten OstKunsee Nord3.5126.5
Kunsee NordFreidberg6.0132.5
FreidbergHochzell Nord6.0138.5
ANULLMENT0.0138.5
Kunsee Nord(railway)1.3139.8
(railway)Hochzell Nord1.3141.1
ANULLMENT-2.6138.5
Hochzell NordAugsburg6.0144.5
AugsburgGersthofen turning5.5150.0
Gersthofen turningDickelsmoor3.0153.0camp08*48.41345910.922410Caravaning Park AugsburgMühlhauser Straße 54b, Dickelsmoor0821/707575yhttp://www.caravaningpark.de/
DickelsmoorMuehlhausen4.0157.0camp0948.43773010.929593Lech-CampingSeeweg 6, Muehlhausen08207/2200yhttp://www.lech-camping.de/
MuehlhausenDickelsmoor4.0161.0
ANULLMENT-8.0153.0
DickelsmoorGersthofen turning3.0156.0
Gersthofen turningLangweid8.5164.5
LangweidBiberbach9.5174.0
BiberbachNordendorf9.5183.5
NordendorfMertigen8.0191.5
MertigenMeyfried turning2.0193.5
Meyfried turningEggelstetten5.0198.5camp10*48.67567910.840978Donau-Lech CampingCampingweg 1, Eggelstetten09090/4046yhttp://www.donau-lech-camping.de/
EggelstettenMeyfried turning5.0203.5
ANULLMENT0.0203.5
Meyfried turningDonauwoerth6.5210.0camp1148.72400010.767566Kanu-KlubAn Der Westspange, Donauwoerth0906/22605yhttp://www.kanuclub-donauwoerth.de
210.0camp12??Schweizerhof????
DonauwoerthHarburg15.0225.0
HarburgMerzingen14.5239.5
MerzingenNordlingen10.5250.0
NordlingenMaihingen10.5260.5
MaihingenEnslingen5.0265.5
EnslingenRuehlingstetten5.0270.5
ANULLMENT-10.0260.5
MaihingenSchloss Hochaltinger5.5266.0
Schloss HochaltingerRuehlingstetten5.5271.5
ANULLMENT0.0271.5
Ruehlingstetten OstMoenchsroth10.5282.0
MoenchsrothDinkelsbuehl6.6288.6camp13*49.08180210.337049Camping DinkelsbuhlAn der Kobeltsmühle 6, Dinkelsbuehl09851/7817yhttp://www.campingpark-dinkelsbuehl.de/
DinkelsbuehlZwernberg Ost7.0295.6
Zwernberg OstFeuchtwangen20.0315.6
FeuchtwangenDombuehl13.0328.6
DombuehlFischhaus3.0331.6camp1449.27369310.265467Campingplatz FrankenhoeheFischhaus09868/5111yhttp://www.campingplatz-frankenhoehe.de
FischhausSchillingsfurst1.5333.1
SchillingsfurstRothenburg o.d. Tauber16.5349.6
Rothenburg o.d. TauberDetwang2.0351.6camp15*49.38759810.168178Campingplatz TauberromantikDetwang 39, Detwang09861/6191yhttp://www.camping-tauberromantik.de/
camp1649.38789810.166118Campingplatz TauberidyllDetwang 28, Detwang09865/3177n?http://www.rothenburg.de/tauberidyll/
DetwangArchshofen13.0364.6
ArchshofenCreglingen3.5368.1
CreglingenMuenster3.5371.55camp1749.43942010.042242Camping Romantische StrasseMuenster bei Creglingen07933/20289yhttp://www.camping-romantische-strasse.de
MuensterCreglingen3.5375.05
ANULLMENT-7.0
CreglingenRoettingen11.0379.1
RoettingenWeikersheim8.0387.1
WeikersheimMarkelsheim7.0394.1
MarkelsheimIgersheim3.0397.1
IgersheimBad Mergentheim3.5400.6camp18*49.4647869.777412Bad MergentheimWillinger Tal 1, Randersacker07931/5636542yhttp://www.campingplatz-willinger-tal.de/index.html
Bad MergentheimLauda-Koenigshofen12.0412.6
Lauda-KoenigshofenTauberbischofsheim8.0420.6
TauberbischofsheimWerbach7.0427.6
WerbachWenkheim7.0434.6
WenkheimAlterheim5.5440.1
AlterheimWenkheim-Randsacker midpoint9.9450.0
Wenkheim-Randsacker midpointEisingen0.7450.7
EisingenHoechberg3.0453.7
HoechbergRandsacker11.7465.4camp1949.7446359.983642Campingplatz Kalte QuelleWinterhaeuserstr 160, Camping Willinger0931/65598yhttp://www.kalte-quelle.de/index.html
ANULLMENT-30.8
WenkheimRandsacker36.0470.6camp19*49.7446359.983642Campingplatz Kalte QuelleWinterhaeuserstr 160, Camping Willinger0931/65598yhttp://www.kalte-quelle.de/index.html
ANULLMENT0.0470.6
RandsackerWurzburg8.1478.7

Note that:

  1. the camp waypoints suffixed with * (e.g. camp19*) are the ones we planned to stay at; any suffixed with + (e.g. camp20+) are second choices
  2. diversions off the main route which we did not do (e.g. to scenic spots we didn’t visit and campsites we didn’t stay at), do not affect the total distances shown because their outward stage length is offset by an anullment (the beginnings of such diversions are not readily apparent in the above table, but are in the XLS download below),
  3. the above data was last verified March 2010.

Downloads

  1. GPX data for the campsite waypoints: romantischestrasse2010-waypoints-camps.gpx
  2. GPX data for diversions listed above: romantischestrasse2010-route-deviations.gpx
  3. GPX data for our track (what we actually cycled): romantischestrasse2010-track-20100430TO20100508.gpx
  4. CSV file of the above table: romantischestrasse2010-itinerary-strippedcolumns.csv
  5. XLS file of the above table, with a few extra columns and colours to aid readability: romantischestrasse2010-itinerary.xls

See also