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From Munich: Rothenburg and Nördlinger Ries Day Trip by Bus

From Munich: Rothenburg and Nördlinger Ries Day Trip by Bus

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Experience the unforgettable beauty of Swabia's Nördlinger Ries. Visit Harburg Castle, an amazingly-preserved medieval castle never damaged by war. Wander through the streets of Rothenburg, a beautifully restored medieval town.

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Duration 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Audio guide included
French, German, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish


4.5 hours
  • Munich

  • 2 hours
  • Harburg Castle

    • Optional
  • 1 hour
  • Dinkelsbühl

  • 30 minutes
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber

  • Free time

  • 2.5 hours
  • Munich

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Visit the Harburg, a castle of ancient traditions
  • Wander through the perfectly-restored mediaeval town of Rothenburg
  • Be enchanted by the landscape of the Nördlinger Ries
  • See the largest hops-growing region in the world, the Hallertau
  • Enjoy skip-the-line tickets
Full description

Take a trip down the Romantic Road, a famous 220 mile route linking some of Bavaria's most exquisite architectural gems on a guided tour from Munich. Discover the natural beauty of the region, and the charming town of Rothenburg.

After departure from Munich, travel first to Harburg which is one of the oldest and best-preserved castle complexes in Germany. This perfectly situated castle with its surrounding village retains the feel of the middle ages. Be enchanted by its historic flair and delve deep into its history. After visiting the castle, and pausing for coffee, you will drive on through the wondrous scenery of the Nördlinger Ries – the giant depression left by an ancient meteor in the Swabian landscape.

Travelling via Dinkelsbühl, with its towers and spires, you will reach Rothenburg, a perfectly restored mediaeval town. Take some free time here for extensive exploration. Wander through the beautiful streets and alleyways, which are full of the charm of past times. Your return to Munich will take you through the largest hops-growing region in the world, the Hallertau. On this tour, be amazed by the beautiful region of southern Germany.

  • Travel in a luxury bus with tour guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Entry to the Harburg (€8) is not included in the tour price
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Karlsplatz 21-24 at the Gray Line, AutobusOberbayern bus lane.

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Important information

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  • Please be at the departure stop 20 minutes before departure.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 302 reviews

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It is a bit wrong as Nördlinger was not a stop but Harburg Castle, which there was a good guide on. You were not allowed to take pictures indoors except in the castle hall, which was from the 19th century. The entire room was also worth photographing. Rothenburg was a great experience, however lost the guide so I missed the restaurant she had booked. 3 hours went by quickly but I managed to check out the Christmas shop, buy local ice wine in the liquor store (only made in southern Germany and at a vineyard at Niagara Falls), photograph the street divider that inspired the street piece in Monkey Island where you can buy a "map" from the pirate and talk to the three bad pirates who have a rat. And about a hundred more inspiring pictures.

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July 25, 2022

Our first trip to Munich - joining the day tour from Grey Line Tour won’t be a mistake! They provide excellent tours and our guide to Salzburg (Ms Monica) is excellent! We took the hop on hop off on our first day and we joined two tours ! One to Romantic trip and one to Salzburg! Monica provide good information about the places we tour and also other recommendations we should do while we are in Munich ! You should join ! U will enjoy

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July 13, 2022

What can i say if your going on this trip request the tour guide Paul. He had a remarkable amount of knowledge and passion for what he does. He was very polite, friendly and professional and even sang a few songs over the microphone along the way. The castle was remarkably upkept and the tour guide within the castle was very passionate about the history and culture of the castle and its surrounding lands. Rottenburg itself looked and felt like something out of a movie. Our tour guide (Paul) brought use to a delicious restaurant for lunch and we had a pleasant walk around the townand experienced the colonial drinking his beer in the town centre square. All in all this was one of the best tour experiences i have ever been on.

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June 30, 2022

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