On the way back I made a short trip to the Schloss Nymphenburg as it was not far away from the city center, the 200-hectare park built in 1671 here was the perfect place to redeem oneself with the view of the canal right in the middle of the park.
Sitting on the edge of this canal that runs from the palace to the marble cascade and two lakes one can only think how much this city has to offer.
And is that was not it, the next day I was certain to be wowed by the wilderness this city has to offer. Taking the 60 km road from Freudenstadt to Baden-Baden I was all determined to unearth The Black Forest. Only once you are on this route you comprehend why it has been named so! With woods so dense along the road the sun can scarcely lance the thick pine trees. And that's why the name 'The Black Forest'.
But my journey on this road was anything but dark! With its vast forests, open mountain heights and peaks with grandiose views, the mysterious cirque lakes and charming valleys, is what makes this unspoilt landscapes a phenomena!
After making my 60km drive, the countryside aficionado in me implored for something more! Being in Deutschland a must on the itinerary should be a trip to The Romantic Road.
I am sure these three words conjure up images of fairy tales and charming little villages. And the thought of this got me excited to make a trip down this road, which is arguably the best-known holiday route in the world too! Yes a completely not so trumpeted plan on the itinerary. To get a more nomad experience I ditched the daily departure tours and hired my own vehicle and set on the road and was happy to avoid much of the congestion of the Romantic Road coach tours. You can drive down this Romantic Street for a straight 255 mile (410km) route running from Würzburg right down to the Bavarian Alps, straddling Austria and Switzerland covering in a nice 4-5 days.
For a one-day junket I chose to make a stopover at some of the most known small cities and experience it all. While on the road at every seam I was left baffled by the gorgeous picturesque scenes and sundowners. My stops included wonderfully preserved medieval towns of Harburg and Rothenburg. Exploring the Harburg Castle definitely was an adventure as I was the early visitor having the castle all to myself, while others were still battling heir coach tours (One great decision I made) One thing is for certain; The Romantic Road had a lot more surprises in store the more I drove towards my destination. From stretches of eternal landscapes to unexpectedly arriving at pretty little towns of Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, the drive was just getting better.
Thanks to its picture-perfect buildings and cobbled streets I now began to comprehend why Rothenburg is known to be Europe's best preserved medieval cities. A must try local savour here were the freshly roast apple chips. A bit into these delicious crisps produced in this trivial town will definitely long you wanting for more. I did stock myself up with bunch of them to last me throughout the journey.