Most Romantic Locations in Germany

Germany, Bavaria, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein Castle

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Looking for a romantic getaway in Germany? From medieval castle hotels to lovely scenic drives and picturesque old-world towns, these enchanting places in Germany inspire romance and put you and that special someone in the mood for love. So read on to find out where to find romance in Germany - for your honeymoon, Valentine's Day, or any other day of the year.

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Romantic Road in Germany

Beautiful scenery of a wooden bridge over a stream in front of a church with foggy mountains in the background ~ Picturesque autumn scenery of Bavarian countryside in Ramsau Germany

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Romantische Str., 86753 Möttingen, Germany

Taking a ride down the Romantic Road in Bavaria with your sweetheart – can it get any more, well, romantic than that? The scenic route leads you from the Franconian ​Wine Country to the foothills of the Alps. On your way, enjoy unspoiled nature, picturesque towns with city walls, towers, and half-timbered houses, hidden monasteries, and enchanting hotels.

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Germany's Castle Hotels

Hotel castle Klink in the sunlight, Mueritz, Mecklenburg lake district, Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania, Germany, Europe

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You too can live like a king and a queen and conjure up your own fairy tale by staying in one of Germany’s fantasy castle hotels. Guests in these medieval castles are enclosed in ancient stone walls with luxuries like four-poster beds and antique furniture inside - along with all the conveniences of today.

There are candlelight restaurants on-site at many of these locations so you don't need to lift a finger during your stay.

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Fairy Tale Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein castle with alps in nice autum light and colors

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Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
Phone +49 8362 930830

Neuschwanstein castle, constructed by crazy King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1869, is probably the most romantic building in the world. It was the inspiration for Disney’s sleeping beauty castle and is the dream castle for many little girls.

Take a horse-drawn carriage up to the castle, then join a tour to marvel at the lavishly decorated rooms of Neuschwanstein. For sweeping views of the castle and the plains beyond, take a short walk up to Mary’s bridge, which crosses a spectacular waterfall.

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Center of German Romanticism in Heidelberg

Wide shot of the Old bridge crossing the river

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Heidelberg, Germany

Nestled in the idyllic Neckar river valley, Heidelberg is one of the most picturesque travel destinations in Germany. The city was the center of German romanticism in the 18th century and retains much of its original baroque charm.

Heidelberg has it all for the romantic at heart. Enchanting castle ruins, an Old Town with winding streets, charming cafes and historic buildings, and scenic walks in the nearby vineyards.

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Island of Sylt

Lighthouse in the Dunes, Sylt
Birge Amondson
25980 Sylt, Germany

Nearly 40 km of pristine beaches, a spectacular dune landscape, traditional thatched-roof houses, gourmet restaurants, and wellness hotels - sounds like your idea of a romantic getaway? Then the island of Sylt at the northernmost tip of Germany might be the right choice for you and your loved one.​

Called Königin der Nordsee (Queen of the North Sea), its white sands against Rotes Kliff (red cliffs) are other-worldly as if you landed on a different planet and not just one of Germany's best beaches.

Hotel tip: Stay in the exclusive family-run wellness hotel Benen-Diken-Hof, and treat yourself to a couple's massage or a luscious caviar treatment.

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Photo booth sign in Berlin
Erin Porter

Photoautomats or Fotoautomaten have enjoyed a rebirth because of their affordability, availability and nostalgic charm. A strip of four shots costs just €2, less than a UBahn ticket. And the growing number of booths are open day and night, providing (nearly) instant gratification for lovers young and old. What better way to immortalize your love than with a picture of a kiss?

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

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91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. Its fortified city center is the picture-perfect setting for a blissful vacation. Stroll hand in hand through the narrow cobblestone streets, dine in fine restaurants, walk atop the medieval wall that encircles the old city center, or head to the top of the historical Town Hall for a spectacular view of the Bavarian region.

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Lindau in Bavaria

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88131 Lindau, Germany

Lindau is an island located on Lake Constance (known as Bodensee in German), the third largest lake in Germany. Steps away from gorgeous beaches, a butterfly sanctuary, and medieval villages, Lindau is the highlight of the region. Its magnificent harbor, jealously guarded by a Bavarian lion and ancient lighthouse, leads to the historic old town full of charming restaurants where you can declare your love.

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Most Romantic Locations in Germany