Have you traveled the Romantic Road in Germany? Checkered with sunflowers, castles, vineyards and multi-colored autumn trees, the "Romantische Strasse" is "one of the most scenically beautiful" according to Frommers.
The Romantic Road was a trade route during the middle ages and still retains the same charm of that time as it weaves along the western border of Bavaria. We delighted in discovering so many beautiful sights during our stay in this area last October (after the masses of tourists have gone home). I have much more to write about this stunning area and will be doing so soon. Many say it is quintessential Germany!
I took this picture on the road from Nordlingen to Dinklebuhl as we drove in our RV. I really love sunflowers, don't you? We have seen them in Italy, Turkey, Spain and France, but some how they caught me by surprise this late in the season in Germany.