As one of the largest stone castles in south Germany, this castle is the former residence of the Earls of Wertheim. The dramatic ruins of the castle, which dates from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, dominate the landscape for miles around.
With its medieval timbered buildings and picturesque market square, the historic walled city of Rothenburg is a popular spot with visitors travelling along the Romantic and Castle Roads. Make sure you visit the imposing town hall.
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Known as the ‘Lovely Tauber Valley’, the landscape between Wertheim and Rothenberg is simply breath-taking. For 120 km, rolling meadows merge into lush forests and vineyards. Follow the Romantic Road for fairy-tale vistas, the Castle Road for historic charms or the Wine Road for gourmet delights.
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One of the most important baroque palaces in Europe, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Würzburg Residence is the former home of the prince-bishops of Würzburg. Built in 1720, it boasts magnificent frescos and impressive court gardens.
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Just 10 minutes’ drive from Wertheim Village, visiting the city of Wertheim is like stepping back in time. Half-timbered houses, winding streets and the ruins of the castle, preserve the medieval cityscape and give the town character and charm.