A delicious Chocolate-Box treat along the Romantic Road
If you enjoy visiting traditional half-timbered Bavarian towns and villages, you’ll love Dinkelsbühl, it is beautiful.
Löwenbrunnen with St George’s Minster in the background
Dinkelsbühl is located along Bavaria’s Romantic Road in southern Germany. This delightful historic town was fortunate enough to have escaped the devastation of WWII. Therefore, its medieval walls and ancient towers encircling Dinkelsbühl are still intact.
Dinkelsbühl Medieval walls and Faulturm
The little details
When we arrived, I was taken aback at how stunningly pretty it was. What I loved was that all the shops and eateries were conforming with local tradition, to ensure that everything was in keeping with their surroundings.
Café am Münster
I think Dinkelsbühl’s council must have a strict colour palette of pinks, greens, mustard and reds. Even some of the little cottages off the main tourist lanes were painted in the historical shades.
Löwenbrunnen and Wörnitz gate in Altrathausplatz
Altrathausplatz is a quaint little square and lovely to sit and relax in. The Wörnitz gate is the oldest in Dinkelsbühl and was heightened in the 14th century, and the clock tower dates from the 16th century.
A reference guide
I love nothing more than planning a trip and so often I use the DK Eyewitness books. I find them extremely informative, easy to follow and the pictures and maps tempt you into discovering more.
We used a previous version of this book to plan our Germany road trips, now you can grab the revised copy.
As you amble through the town, you can’t help but keep looking up at the ornate wrought-iron shop signs, which are so elaborate and detailed. Each one is depicting the merchandise or the trade on offer at the store below.
Ornate wrought iron Inn signs
Striking colourful gabled buildings all lovingly kept throughout its cobbled streets; you feel like you have strolled onto a movie set. Amazingly Dinkelsbühl town and architecture has been relatively unchanged for over 400 years.
The Goldene Rose Hotel
It isn’t surprising that Dinkelsbühl can boast of being one of Germany’s finest preserved towns.
Hit the road
Dinkelsbühl to Munich is around 110 miles (175km) or alternatively if you’re in Nuremberg, it is only 57 miles (90km).
History around every corner
Dotted all through Dinkelsbühl are picture-postcard scenes, you really are spoilt for choice. The Wine Market in Marktplatz is an eye-catching row of tradesmen’s houses and stores. One of which is the Councillor’s Tavern (Ratsherrnstube).
The stunning wooden Renaissance style Deutsches Haus was the ancestral home of the Counts of Drechsel-Deufstetten.
Hotel Deutsches Haus
The Wine Market
The centrepiece in the heart of this Bavarian town is the imposing 15th-century Gothic-style St. George's Minster.
St George’s Minster and monument to Christoph von Schmid
St George’s Minster and Löwenbrunnen in the foreground.
Not only is this Medieval town encompassed by its ancient wall and ramparts, but many of its towers and gates have also survived the test of time too. Nördlinger Gate still has the old town mill right next to it.
It is remarkable that these still exist and have been so well preserved and maintained. The towers that are located around the wall would have been the only routes into the centre. The towers are often named after the town that the road heads towards.
The Rothenburger Tor
The Hagelsturm tower
Go and discover the back streets
As Dinkelsbühl dates from the late Middle Ages, there’s more to discover around the ancient town that what you immediately see along the main streets.
The former Heilig-Geist-Spital
Even though this is a popular location for visitors, just wander a couple of lanes back, and you’ll be strolling around on your own.
Beautiful homes immaculately kept you just can’t help yourself being nosey and peering in their gardens.
A bit more info
Quiet lanes around Dinkelsbühl
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