Germany’s Scenic Routes Take You Along Very Precious Places

Even though many of the pages written here on MyGermanCity.com are humorous and lighthearted, we Germans take a few things very seriously in which we’re quite proud of: beer, wine, cars, and the roughly 100 scenic tourist routes that crisscross across the country, with funny sounding names like the German Avenues Route (Deutsche Alleenstraße) and Deutsche Alpenstraße (German Alpine Road). These can be enjoyed by car, bicycle, and even your own two feet.

But, each of these scenic routes in Germany has a specific purpose — to give you the absolute crème de la crème of what you came to see. For example, many of Germany’s lesser known and smaller towns have a real fairytale feel about them, with places visited by the famous Brothers Grimm. Sounds interesting? Then the German Fairy Tale Road (Deutsche Märchenstraße) is perfect for you.

You know that majestic or foreboding castle in every little girl’s dreams of where she wants to live when she marries her Prince Charming? Well, if this is the Germany you want to see, what about following along the world famous Romantic Road (Romantische Straße) or the picture-perfect German Framework Road (Deutsche Fachwerkstraße)?

You’re more after the quintessential storybook castle? Well, we’ve got you covered, too. Head on over to the Castle Road (Burgenstraße). :-)

Some of Germany’s other scenic routes are a bit more whimsical, like the Deutsche Uhrenstrasse, or German Clock Route in English. The Black Forest (called the Schwarzwald) is known for its clock making tradition and seeing the largest cuckoo clock in the world is just plain breathtaking!

Of course, since Germany is genuinely proud of its beers and wines, there are tourist routes that will give you all that and more.

Bier lovers are the ones who’ll appreciate the German Hops Road (Deutsche Hopfenstraße), because it’s one of the few ingredients allowed to make that German beer we love so much (Danke Schön to a Bavarian Duke for this — you know who you were)!

If wine whets your whistle, then you couldn’t do any better than the glorious German Wine Route (Deutsche Weinstraße) through the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Thankfully, Germany has a few other wine routes in other states, as well. Somewhere there’s as Riesling with your name on it, but I hope you don’t mind — I prefer the sweet ones. ;-)

After imbibing on a few glasses of vino, driving is out of the question (sorry, no Bertha Benz Memorial Route for you now). So, why not bicycle your way around the German Volcanoes Route or Deutsche Vulkanstraße (yes, on top of everything Germany’s got volcanoes, too) where some of the most beautiful countryside in the country was created from these once living, breathing, lava spewing beauties.

Don’t worry about getting lost as just about every one of Germany’s Scenic Routes is well-marked, taking you to many tiny out-of-the-way towns and villages that you might never know existed (no worries, I’ll fill you in on all of them). Then again, if you accidentally turn off of one route, there’s another to take its place.

One last thing, thank you Germany, for showing us there’s MUCH more to you than just your big cities and airports!

More Scenic Routes In Germany

There are many more scenic routes in Germany, many of which are list here below…

 

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