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Touristikgemeinschaft "Liebliches Taubertal"
Gartenstrasse 1
97904 Tauberbischofsheim

Charming Tauber Valley
Touring and cycling through the Tauber Valley

Walkers enjoy a walk up the hill with the town in the background

With its interesting architectural monuments and museum, Bad Mergentheim reflects the former glory of the Teutonic Order of Knights, while Creglingen's main attraction is the Riemenschneider altar in the Herrgottskirche (Church of our Lord). Franconia's towns and villages still hark back to their former days of splendour, each one telling its own particular story and legends through its churches, castles and elegant Renaissance palaces with well-maintained parks. There are occasions when time just seems to stand still. The Charming Tauber Valley route consists of the 100-km classic tour and 160-km sports tour, as well as 250 km of special tours such as the "To the sacred cultural monuments" and "Around the large Main bow" tours. An ideal destination for people looking for somewhere a bit different, it is a place where town and country converge. Everything here revolves around cycling. A car-free Sunday is organised in the region every August, providing a fun day out for cyclists and inline skaters.

White wine grapes ripe for picking

The Tauber Valley is also a famous wine region with a number of charming winegrowing villages where you can stop off to sample a glass or two! En route, you can enjoy a piece of Franconian natural history along the Tauber and learn the secrets of more than 1,000 years of viniculture. The locals are extremely friendly and always willing to help you find out all there is to know about the Charming Tauber Valley. The route is also lined with inns where you can stop off for refreshments and something tasty to eat along the way. There is always something happening here with a whole host of new experiences to enjoy. The region's beautiful scenery is full of splendid buildings, forests and fields to explore, and a number of castles, palaces and abbeys to visit. Immerse yourself in a world of muses and myths. Whether you come for a spa break or a holiday, you are guaranteed to go back home with a new lease of life. A warm welcome awaits you in the Charming Tauber Valley.

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Basic information

  • Length
    100km Classic Route, Main-Tauber-Franconian cycling 'figure of eight' (537 km)
  • Themes
    Cycling, walking, art, culture and wine

Highlights in brief

  • Rothenburg o.d.Tauber
    Medieval townscape, architectural gems
  • Creglingen
    Altar to the Virgin Mary, orangery, Renaissance castle
  • Bad Mergentheim
    Spa town
  • Röttingen
    Open-air plays at Brattenstein Castle
  • Tauberbischofsheim
    Major fencing sport centre
  • Wertheim
    Large castle ruin