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11 Ways a Visit to Germany Will Indulge All Your Romantic Fantasies

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Updated: 28 December 2017
Germany invented our whole idea of romance in the 18th and 19th centuries. The damsel in distress, the gothic forest, Rhinemaidens, various otherworldly creatures – whatever floats your boat. Whether it’s getting rescued by your one true love, being a Disney Princess or being a bit naughty at the opera, here are 11 ways you can indulge your romantic fantasies while on holiday in Germany.

You can pretend to be a prince(ss)

Germany has many castles. In fact, they have a whole road that is just 1200km (745 miles) of castles stretching from Mannheim, the south west of the country, straight to the Czech Republic. Neuschwanstein is the most famous of these, but our expert advice is to look out for Prince Charming as a less popular stop on the trail. The math is on your side!

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany | © Naumenko Aleksandr/Shutterstock

Or a knight fighting on the side of the righteous

Maybe your fantasies involve more than just waiting around for fate to do its thing. If you’re the type to make your own destiny, then head directly for the north of Germany and their knights’ castles. The pick of the crop is Burg Eltz on the Rhine, but Wewelsburg in Büren or Reichsburg Castle in Cochem also have loads of medieval artefacts.

Or a long-haired maiden in need of rescue

With its high tower perched on a cliff over looking the valley, Lichtenstein Castle, about 45 minutes from Stuttgart is the perfect place to live out any and all Rapunzel fantasies. If that’s not a convenient location, then Reichsburg Castle in Cochem or Marienburg Castle in Hanover also have suitable towers.