Germany has decent local bus service, but no nationwide network other than to the few cities served by BerlinLinien Bus. Deutsche Touring, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn, has offices and agents countrywide, and travels from Germany to cities elsewhere in Europe. You can check its bilingual German–English website for schedules. It offers one-day tours along the Castle Road and the Romantic Road. The Romantic Road route is between Würzburg (with connections to and from Frankfurt) and Füssen (with connections to and from Munich, Augsburg, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen). With a Eurailpass or German Rail Pass you get a 10% discount on this route. Buses, with an attendant on board, travel in each direction between April and October.
All towns of any size have local buses, which often link up with trams (streetcars) and electric railway (S-bahn) and subway (U-bahn) services. Fares sometimes vary according to distance, but a ticket usually allows you to transfer freely between the various forms of transportation. Most cities issue day tickets and group tickets at special rates.
BerlinLinien Bus (030/861–9331. www.berlinlinienbus.de.)
Deutsche Touring (069/790–3501. www.touring.de.)
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