Have you ever imagined yourself living in a fortress surrounded by moats, steep walls, guarded by outposts and fortified with farms, water, and supplies in case of a seige?
Well, maybe the castle part but skip the siege!
The Romantic Road as it is called, is based loosely on an old Roman route. Post WWII Germany was desperate to rebuild a tourism industry and decided to make route this into a destination. It’s not hard to see the reason for the popularity - it combines historic cities, medieval walled towns, rolling countryside, forests and ends at the foothills of the Alps with the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. There is a bike path along the whole route that meanders away from the main highways through fields, forests, country roads, and pathways.
So listen in, look at photos, take a first hand tour of this area from our travel perspective.
First of All, this is an enormous wind turbine in Southern Germany. This country is utilizing many solar and wind solutions for its electric needs.
To gauge how big this is:
1) Find the TINY blip in this picture inside the red circle
2) Say to yourself, "OMG that is tall"
(Photo was taken about 1/4 mile away in order to get this huge tower in the picture - located in Bavaria between Uffenheim and Rothenburg along the bike journey)
Watch the the rolling hills and hear the cowbells in this video!
The podcast audio file below is a summary of each day's travel and adventures.
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