From the River Elbe to the Weser Hills
From the Meadows of the Elbe Valley to the Harz Mountains
From the Harz Mountains to the Thuringian Forest
From the Weser Hills via North Hesse to the Vogelsberg Mountains and the Spessart Uplands
From the Westerwald via the Lahn Valley and the Taunus to the River Main
From the River Rhine to the River Main and the Odenwald Forest
From the River Neckar to the Black Forest and Lake Constance

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German Half-Timbered House Road

Dear Guests of the German Half-Timbered House Road,

we’re pleased to welcome you here. You’ll see it’s worth your while. Enjoy the fascination of timber frame construction on a more than 3000 Km long route.

The German Half-Timbered House Road, founded in 1990, runs meanwhile from the river Elbe to the Black Forest through seven federal states (Saxony, Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Hesse, Thuringia, Bavaria and Baden Wuerttemberg) and is divided into seven regional routes.

In the meantime, more than 100 timber frame towns have joined up under the slogan ”Half-Timbered unites“ in order to coordinate their marketing. The German Half-Timbered House Road doesn’t only join unique landscapes, historic sites and carefully restored monuments but above all the people who live and work there.

Health resorts and festival locations alternate with nature parks and romantic nooks. Cider and Bock beer were invented here and hardly any other tourist route can offer its guests such a variety of culinary delights.

Germany’s northern most vineyard, the biggest Christmas candle in the world and Germany’s only Ivory Museum are all located on the German Half-Timbered House Road.

Many events, festivals and markets offer the visitor variety and entertainment throughout the whole year.

Whether you travel by car, by bicycle, by train or in a motorhome –
discover the old craft and living traditional customs on this historical trail.

We would like to invite you to a tour full of culture and adventure along the German Half-Timbered House Road.

If you need any further information, please contact our office in Fulda (address overleaf).

Enjoy reading this brochure and planning your trip.

Head Office
German Half-Timbered House Road