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Marienberg fortress high above the Main river in Würzburg. © CTW/ Andreas Bestle

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Dream Routes of Germany

These are the routes that keep your dreams alive

The Dream Routes linking Germany´s historical cities. Embrace the ancient Romans, the Hanseatic League, impressive architecture, palaces and picturesque old quarters as well as wine making.

Just book online and discover their history. Whichever route you take, each of our cities has an appeal of its own.

Itinerary description

Treasures of German Romanticism

Castles with Rapunzel-like towers, quaint sidewalk cafes, sprawling vineyards and their prized products, moss-covered stone bridges, centuries-old Saturday markets. It's visions of scenes like these that bring so many visitors to the historic tow and villages of Germany. The quaint, the scenic and the hospitable have made them prime destinations for couples, poets and the hopelessly romantic alike.

Picturesquely encircling the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, the medieval Old Town of Freiburg features architectural treasures including a colorful marketplace, twisting, narrow lanes, and miniature streams flowing through the streets and alleyways. The cathedral's 381-foot tower ranks among the masterworks of Gothic architecture, distinguishing Freiburg's incomparable silhouette.

Heidelberg is renowned for its romantic ambiance. Joseph von Eichendorff, the German Romantic poet who studied in Heidelberg in 1807, could be speaking today: "Heidelberg itself is a magnificent romantic city; there the spring entwines the houses and courtyards and everything ordinary with  lines and flowers, and castles and forests tell a wonderful fairytale of times past."

Wiesbaden's Old Town, once encircled by a city wall, lends itself to strolls through its narrow, twisting alleys lined with houses dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Perhaps the most impressive area is the district around the "new" Kurhaus, the massive and magnificent Wilhelminian structure that opened in 1907. The neoclassical structure is awe-inspiring with its massive dome and rich adornments, also housing the ornate "Spielbank" (Casino).

Between the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle and surrounded by four low mountain ranges, is this more than 2000-year-old town known as the "Gateway to the Romantic Rhine", the ideal starting point into the "Oberes Mittelrheintal" (Upper Middle Rhine Valley), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Koblenz's abundance of cultural monuments and historical buildings, the cozy little lanes and alleyways, and the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades make Koblenz a charming town where its guests feel right at home.

Complete tour packages

Our preferred tour operator, TOEUROPE, offers a seven-day rail circle tour from / to Frankfurt airport with overnight stays in Wiesbaden, Koblenz, Freiburg and Heidelberg.


EUR 659 / $ 919*

- 7-Day Rail Circle Tour from/to Frankfurt Int. Airport
- Rail tickets
- 3*** and 4**** hotel accommodations in Wiesbaden, Koblenz, Freiburg and Heidelberg
- Buffet breakfast
- Rhine River Day Cruise
- Black Forest Rail Circle tour

Bookable: throughout the year

*Please note: Prices in $ depending on current exchange rates.


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Our preferred partner

Bookings with TOEUROPE

TOEUROPE specializes in arranging Rail- and Self-drive tours for Independent Travelers. The well designed tour packages make it easy for visitors to explore the nicest sites individually. The company was established in 2001 and with more than 50 tours today TOEUROPE offers an unrivaled variety of independent tours.

Further information:
Please call toll free (USA/Canada): 1.800.817.8137
or international: +49.6475.911.0239