On Tour with the Castle Road
By car or motorbike
The Castle Road runs through main roads and rural roads. Here, it is not about the fastest connection from location to location, but rather about offering an attractive routing for tourists guiding from castle to castle and from palace to palace. Brown signs with white letters lead you the way from one station to another. The detailed track layout can be seen on our map, you can download the GPS track here.
The Castle Road is accessible via motorway as follows:
> Mannheim to Nuremberg:
A6 almost parallel to the Castle Road
> Heidelberg: A5
> Rothenburg ob der Tauber: A7
> Nuremberg: A3, A6, A73 and A9
> Fränkische Schweiz: A73 or A9
> Bamberg: A70 and A73
> Coburg and Haßberge: A73
> Kulmbach: A70 and A9
> Bayreuth: A9
The Castle Road offers a signposted cycle track along the whole route from Mannheim to Bayreuth for cyclists. The track runs mostly on cycle paths and paved roads. Only short sections run on busy roads.
Via www.burgenstrasse.de the cycle track route can be seen, printed or downloaded to a mobile device.
Some of our Premium Partners also have movelo-bike stations for electric-bikes:
The direct journey to the Castle Road can be made via Nuremberg airport. The nearest airports in Germany are
> Stuttgart (approx. 70 km to Heilbronn)
> Frankfurt/Main (approx. 90 km to Heidelberg)
> Munich (approx. 165 km to Nuremberg).
There are frequent train connections from all airports towards the Castle Road. Sometimes Shuttle-Services are offered. And, of course, there are car rental stations at all airports and in all major cities.