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Dream Route to Fairytale Castles

When you follow the Romantic Road southwards, you will be accompanied by an ever changing tributary of the Danube: the River Lech. The Lech will lead you  first to Augsburg and its famous sights. Within the city of Augsburg the Lech fans out into a 19 kilometre-long network of canals, where, for centuries, mills and waterwheels were powered by the current. Just outside the city, you will find the Lech running through the "Eiskanal" (ice channel), a fascinating artificial white water course for sporty canoeists.
Following the high-level path above the riverside meadows along the Lech you come to Landsberg am Lech where every Saturday between June and September the splendid parish church (Stadtpfarrkirche) hosts recitals by organists from all over the world who come to play the glorious-sounding instrument. Then, continuing along the high-level path above the Lech which affords some unforgettable views, you will reach Schongau, gateway to Pfaffenwinkel, a region in Upper Bavaria with an unparalleled number of magnificent sacred buildings and also the fairytale castles of Bavarian King Ludwig II. This is one of Germany's loveliest holiday regions and could almost be a film set, offering highlights such as the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle or the baroque Wieskirche church, a UNESCO World Heritage site.