Tour 9: Fairytale Castles, Palaces and Monasteries
Romatic palaces, historical castles and mystical ruins await you on a trip through Germanys history.
Your journey starts at the baroque palace in Mannheim before you go on to Heidelberg.
The castle of Heidelberg guards the Neckar River valley and the charming city with Germany´s oldest university.
The road will lead you to Ludwigsburg and its 300-year-old baroque palace.
In Stuttgart you stroll through the historic city center with its new and old palaces.
The landmark of Sigmaringen with its current extension tellingly portrays the historic development from medieval fortress to princely residential palace.
On your way to the Black Forest Highlands you will pass Donaueschingen with its princely Fürstenberg castle and the spring of the Danube.
At the Black Forest Highlands the biggest dome structure north of the Alps at St. Blasien, a baroque monastery church with its museum at St. Märgen and the former Benedictine Monastery and its Rococo library in St. Peter await you.
Your journey goes on to Emmendingen and the ruins of castle Hochburg.
Last stop is the Haut-Koenigsbourg in Alsace, France which is located 767 m above the Rhine Valley.