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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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From US$ 62.28 per person

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 your guide at the Karlsplatz 21, Stachus in front of GALERIA Kaufhof to begin your activity.

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Important information

Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 269 reviews

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Great tour. GetYourGuide is an awesome company to plan your tour with. They are very accommodating, always available on the phone to answer any questions. I only missed my discount with them as I did not understand the process, though I explained it to the rep on the phone no discount adjustments were made which is too bad as we booked 5 tours with them throughout our trip! I would suggest to this tour company to make sure that people return to their same seats on the bus as this created issues. Another tour we did in Amsterdam, they made this clear at the start of the tour. More time for shopping will be appreciated during mid-day. Visitors don't realize that most stores in Europe close at around 6 p.m. which is very frustrating.

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May 31, 2022

This was my second day trip from Munich with Gray Line Tours. We had a great day and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Harburg Castle was a nice stop but we only stayed for about 50 mins. Although it was raining we were able to stay dry and learn about the castle in detail. Rothenburg was a magnificent town and the amount of time spent there was 3 hours. Our guide provided many suggestions on how we use our free time and made a lunch reservation for those who wanted a sit-down restaurant. This tour overall was definitely not my favorite since there were not many activities planned but Rothenburg is definitely worth the visit and makes this tour special.

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May 30, 2022

This tour has some great sights and experiences! I think it’s worth the price, but maybe not the amount of time (hence 4 stars). Obviously it takes a set amount of time to get to these destinations, but for leaving at 8:30 am (and you should arrive to the bus ~ 8:10) and getting back at 7pm, I expected a little more. We had about 40 minutes at the castle and 3 hours in Rothenburg, so for a 10.5 hour trip, this seemed pretty short.

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May 23, 2022

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