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Neuschwanstein: Emerald lakes and the rugged peaks of the Alps surround what's become the world's most famous storybook castle.

Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber: Stunning architecture and timber-frame houses give this quaint walled village an authentic Middle Ages feel, which only increases as you patrol the city walls with the night watchman after the tour buses have left town.

Wieskirche: Rising up out of the pastoral countryside, this local pilgrimage church is a rococo gem.

Ulm's Münster: Climb the 768 steps of this church's tower to get a view over the city and take in the most elaborately designed evangelical church in Germany.

Würzburg’s Residenz: Explore the gilt and crystal splendor of this lavish palace, once the home of prince-bishops.

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