The Upper Swabian Baroque Road is one of the ten great driving routes in SouthWest Germany and it is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! The Baroque-themed route links villages and churches with Baroque and Rococo architecture including the 250 year old Basilica in Birngau and the Abbey Church - the largest Baroque church north of the Alps. Southwest Germany is a car driver's paradise, and it is no wonder when the capitol of the region hosts the birthplace of Mercedes and Porsche! Another breathtaking route is the Castle Road, it starts in Manheim and ends in Czech Republic. In the Baden-Württemberg state, the Castle Road is like a fairytale drive with many famous castles: Heidelberg, Hirschhorn, Eberbach, Bad Wimpfen, Horneck, and Castle Hornberg that is now a hotel. Other routes include the Clock Route, which links the Black Forest villages, museums and clock manufactures that still carry on centuries-old traditions of making time pieces such as the famous cuckoo clock; and the Black Forest High Road, at an altitude of about 3,000 ft this 44 mile stretch winds around the ridges of the low mountain range.
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