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German and Czech Castle Route

The Castle Route: from the Kurpfalz to Prague

Ninety castles of all shapes and sizes over a 1,000 kilometre stretch ... the Castle Route more than lives up to its name. Follow this amazing route from west to east, from the Kurpfalz to the Golden City of Prague, marvel at the world-class sightseeing and the hidden gems, tucked away just off the tourist routes.

The winding Neckar and Tauber rivers are pure driving pleasure; take in the enchanting scenery as you head east on the narrow country roads into the hilly Fränkische Schweiz [Franconian Switzerland]. Eat and sleep like royalty in one of the many former baronial residences converted into sophisticated restaurants or stylish hotels. A gourmet road trip par excellence awaits you.

It goes without saying, but any wine stops detailed on this page are for the benefit of hire car passengers ... designated drivers must confine themselves to drinking in the scenery.