We were vacationing near Würzburg when we decided to take a day trip along the Romantic Road.
As a former Reichsstadt, Dinkelsbühl in Middle Franconia had rather small growth since the end of the Holy Roman Empire. It has escaped both wars and city planners kept the old town largely intact. It is a must stop along the Romantic Road! Dinkelsbühl was “de facto” self governing until 1802 when it was annexed by Bavaria in the course of the wars of Napoleon
Visitors from all over the world flock to this medieval town to get a taste of its vibrant ambiance.
We walked through the Wörnitzdoor to enter Dinkelsbühl
Dinkelsbühl has perfectly preserved town walls and magnificent patrician houses. The towns industrious craftsmen and flourishing trading activities enhanced its wealth back in the middle ages
Dinkelsbühl was a former Imperial Town and now has a distinctive townscape. It lies in the idyllic Wörnitz Valley. The “Hezelhof” and the “Deutsches Haus” are a reminder of Dinkelsbühl’s glorious era in the 15th and 16th century.
We discovered picturesque nooks, crannies and alleyways of the old town putting you back to two centuries. Dinkelsbühl has fortifications and 16 towers that provided protection from attack.
Also take a side trip to Rothenburg o. T. which is only 20 minutes away
The Catholic parish church of St. Georg in Dinkelsbühl is a late Gothic hall church. Located in the middle of the city, the cathedral was built between 1448 and 1499 according to plans by Niclaus Eseler
I recommend to get a Guide Book before driving down the Romantic Road. It helped me greatly to find sights I might would’ve missed. You can order them below: