If you’re heading to Rothenburg and the Romantic Road of Germany, you might want to pick up a few travel guides before you head there. Here are a few options to get you started:

*”Germany’s Romantic Road: A Route for Cyclists and Walkers”, by Gordon McLachlan is sure to offer some useful suggestions for you if you’re taking the slower – yet more scenic – route.

*”Frommer’s Germany 2006” will offer you all the useful information you have come to expect from the Frommer’s guides.

*“Lonely Planet: Germany” is a decisive look at Germany from a traveler’s vantage point. Just be aware that hotels and restaurants mentioned in Lonely Planet guides are usually very full!

*If you’re a first-timer to Germany, you might find “Germany for Dummies” useful. You might feel like a dummy when it comes to travel, but the “Dummies” guides are always a useful tool for synthesizing a lot of new information to make it useful. For a novice traveler, this one might be the best.

*”Karen Brown’s Germany : Exceptional Places to Stay & Itineraries 2006” provides information on many of the best smaller hotels and inns in Germany, including this historic Romantic Road area.