Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in Germany
|Germany is dripping with scenic spots that provide the perfect retreat for newlyweds. Photo: KnowInsiders|
Take a look at the top 10 most romantic cities in Germany collected by KnowInsiders!
Europe is the best destination for a romantic city getaway. However, it is a big place, and you might want to narrow it down. Fortunately, there is a lot to like about Germany, especially its romantic cities and towns. Why not take your loved one on a trip they will never forget? T
o help you decide where to go, here are 10 romantic cities to visit in Germany:
Top 10 Romantic Cities in Germany
2. Lüneburg, Lower Saxony
3. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria
What are the most romantic cities in Germany?
Bamberg is simply 60km (37 miles) away from Nuremberg and an outright jewel of middle age design. The city’s Old Town is made out of a trap of cobblestoned road back streets, very much protected middle age houses and milestones, and gladly wears the UNESCO World Heritage Site tag. You can absorb the sentimental energy by basically walking around Little Venice, the Neckar riverfront and past the impressive structures that outline the Domplatz square for a day or two.
2. Lüneburg, Lower Saxony
A one-time salt-mining town, Lüneburg is now better known for what it has above ground. The town’s rickety, jagged facade is a result of the salt being extracted from the earth, which led to the buildings leaning and tilting sideways.
Such a jumble and mismatched look give Lüneburg its charm; gingerbread orange and farmhouse-red brick townhouses with Dutch gable roofs line the main cobbled shopping streets, all adorned with charcoal-colored lamp posts, that light the way for views of the church spires silhouetted in the distance. Better yet, climb up Kalkberg (Chalk Mountain) for views of the burnt orange roofs of the town, which look perennially autumnal and romantic, whatever the season. At sunset, head down the mountain to historic Einzigartig.
3. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria
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Another stop on the Romantic Road, Rothenburg ob der Tauber charms the best out of every season. In the spring and summertime, the sky blue and goldenrod yellow buildings give the town a cheerful, radiant appeal. Come the cooler months, the autumn foliage brings out the warm orange and peach in the town’s architecture, while snowfall transforms Rothenburg into a magical gingerbread-style maze.
Rothenburg musters all the fairy-tale imaginings tourists have of small German towns, but it’s worth waiting until nightfall where it’s just you, your loved ones, and the hushed surroundings of a town wonderfully out-of-step with the urbane. Take the Night Watchman tour where you’ll be led through the rickety sidestreets the watchmen of old would take, with only an oil lamp to light your way. End the evening at the 12th-century Burghotel and enjoy breakfast with valley views the following morning.
Heidelberg is the perfect destination if you want to feel the spirit of Romanticism and enjoy the charm of this town. What is more, you can explore the castle ruins on the hill and take a stroll along the Neckar river with your loved one.
This picturesque medieval town with a winding river, overlooked by a castle, is ideal for a romantic trip. Monschau is a great destination any time of the year. In the summer all the restaurants have outdoor seating along the cobbled streets and every August Monschau holds an open-air music festival, while in winter the town is home to an idyllic Christmas market.
Situated next to the Eifel National Park on the border to Belgium, Monschau is the perfect place for nature lovers, with a large number of hiking trails around the nearby hills. The town is also home to glassworks, which hold daily demonstrations and has an adjoining market space complete with an indoor stream.
Dinkelsbühl is a Romantic Road walled city but comes with the added benefit of being slightly less touristy than other similar towns in Bavaria. Built in the 8th century and surrounded by a few fortified walls, it is essentially Rothenburg's little sister.
The town has an interesting history as it accepted both Catholics and Protestants during the reformation. Good ways to spend your day in Dinkelsbühl include visiting the shops and cafes around the Weinmarkt or admiring the town's quaint architecture.
Just 40 minutes away from Wismar, there is another romantic German city – Schwerin. It’s worth coming here, at least for the unusual Schwerin castle, standing in the middle of a picturesque lake. With its towers and domes, it looks like a fairytale castle fraught with many secrets and legends. Overall, Germany is famous for its lakes and it’s always nice to visit a city that’s so close to nature.
Six hundred fifty-three halls of the palace are decorated with inlaid parquet, exquisite wood carvings, gilding, and stucco molding. Imagine walking around the Throne Room with columns of Carrara marble and gilded cast-iron doors, the solemn Gallery of the ancestors, the Game Room and the round Tower Room in the style of the garden pavilion and gorgeous view of the lake.
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Also situated on the Mosel river is Cochem. The town is overlooked by a majestic 11th-century castle that towers 100m above the river and is open to visitors daily.
It is the perfect stop on a river cruise and the town is surrounded by greenery, with forests, hills and, of course, vineyards. The area is known for the “queen of the white vines,” Riesling, and visitors to the area can even take a guided hike through the vineyards, stopping for breaks and wine tasting.
Every year, when we approach the Christmas season, Nuremberg starts popping up on lists of places to visit – and for good reason. Their Christmas markets are magical and transform the city into a wonderland of wooden huts, twinkling lights and shiny Christmas ornaments. But
Nuremberg is worth a visit throughout the rest of the year to explore the Old Town streets with its timber-framed houses, the medieval city walls, and the ancient castle.
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Quedlinburg is a tiny town north of the Harz mountains and is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Undamaged by war, the renaissance town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with cobbled streets, red roofs and half-timbered houses. In 2019 the town celebrates 1,100 years since King Heinrich I was crowned the first King of Germany as a single entity in 919 A.D – Heinrich was buried in Quedlinburg.
The town has a unique political history, as it was a semi-independent state ruled by aristocratic women for 800 years until Napoleon invaded. The Abesses resided in the impressive Burgberg, meaning 'castle mountain', situated on the limestone hill above the town.
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