Your Ultimate Planner for Germany: Road Trip Edition

November 18th, 2023

put feet up in car during germany road tripIf you’re looking for an epic road trip, you don’t have to look far! We have put together the best itinerary in Germany for a great road trip through amazing views in the country.

According to statistathe most popular means of transport in Germany is the car. In January 2020 alone, the passenger car population in the Federal Republic consisted of around 47.7 million vehicles. Incidentally, in the ranking of the world’s largest road networks, Germany is in twelfth place with around 630,000 kilometers. The largest road networks are in the USA, China, India and Brazil.

Did you know that the best-selling car brands in Germany are Volkswagen, Mercedes and BMW? Around 644,000 new passenger cars registered in Germany in 2021 were from Volkswagen (VW for short) car brand.

If you are looking for one of the best road trips in Europe, Germany is perfect with its many scenic routes and Panoramastraßen (panoramic roads). Just take a rental car of your favorite brand and start your journey – for example on the “German Fairy Tale Road”! (We’ll tell you exactly what that is in the following article). You could also do a Southern-Germany Road Trip and visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle or one of the absolutely picturesque towns in this wonderful country.

Are you in the mood for some road tripping in Germany now? Then, read our ultimate German road trip guide and learn all about the best and most famous places you should visit during your road trip in Germany.

There are several options for a great road trip in Germany. A few facts that might help you even before you plan your Germany Road Trip Itinerary in detail: It’s always a good idea to visit the city center of popular German towns like Munich or Berlin. However, it is recommended to arrive by public transport and park your (rental) car at free parking spots or ones with only a little extra cost outside the city. After that, you are free to visit the Old Town of famous German cities like Cologne or take a guided tour of the city center.

To make your German road trip extra special, we recommend focusing on smaller German towns, like the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber or Baden Baden, a picturesque town somewhere deep in the Black Forest. Road tripping in Germany is really fun and relaxing this way. Plus, the accommodations in smaller towns are typically more affordable! And it’s usually very hard to get lost, which is also a big plus for many folks.

Before we present you the most popular routes in Germany – road trip edition – here is a few inspirations to get you started: Drive past Lake Constance and witness its breathtaking scenery, stop at the Old Main Bridge which crosses the River Main or really get the best out of Southern Germany by including Neuschwanstein Castle into your German road trip!


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