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Electric vehicle tours: beautiful routes in Germany

Lifestyle

Electric vehicle tours: beautiful routes in Germany

June 8, 2019

You don't always need to fly to far-flung countries – holidaying in Germany can be great fun and exciting too. The German road network takes you past many remarkable places and sights. And a tour like this is even more fun with an electric vehicle. But which routes are particularly good for an electric vehicle trip like this?

Discover here:

  • Why a trip with an electric car can make sense
  • Which routes are particularly recommended
  • How long does each route take
  • What is the maximum distance between two charging points

Naturally the country has a well-developed network of motorways that get you quickly from A to B. But sometimes travellers deliberately want to slow down, so that the journey is very often the destination. First and foremost, the country's many side roads are perfect for this.

Some lead to castles, scenically interesting landscapes and historic towns. Some even lead to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the sea to the Alps – travelling through the country shows how diverse Germany is as a country. There are some 150 scenic routes available for tours with electric vehicles.

“Schleswig-Holstein City Tour”

The “Schleswig-Holstein City Tour” →provides a round trip through the far north. It passes through the towns of Husum, Friedrichstadt, Rendsburg, Kiel, Plön, Lübeck, Mölln, Ahrensburg, Norderstedt, Glückstadt, Bad Bramsted and Neumünster. A short detour is also possible to the city of Hamburg.

  • Starting point: Kiel
  • Destination point: Kiel
  • Length: 550 kilometres
  • Estimated duration of the trip with stops: 8:30 hours
  • Longest distance between two charging points: 51 kilometres
Close-up of the ropes of a sailing boat
Sea round trip: the route of the “Schleswig-Holstein City Tour” passes through towns on the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

The Baden Wine Route

Lovers of fine wines are guaranteed not to be disappointed on the Baden Wine Route. Starting close to Mannheim, the route heads through Baden-Wuerttemberg to the French border. A host of vineyards line the route, which are also open for wine tasting. A wealth of nature, picturesque landscapes and interesting places await you.

 

  • Starting point: Heppenheim
  • Destination point: Weil am Rhein
  • Length: 450 kilometres
  • Estimated duration of the trip with stops: 8:30 hours
  • Longest distance between two charging points: 25 km

The German Volcano Route

  • Starting point: Lake Laacher
  • Destination point: Pantenburg
  • Length: 320 kilometres
  • Estimated duration of the trip with stops: 10:00 hours
  • Longest distance between two charging points: 90 km

Volcanoes are not just to be found in far-flung countries, but right here in the heart of Germany. Several maars, domes, calderas and more are to be found and admired in the Eiffel region. It is even possible to swim in some volcanic lakes. Museums, hiking trails and mines also invite you to stop by on the Geo-Route. Fans of racing will also enjoy a trip to the Nurburgring.

A man and a women in a lake.
There is also an opportunity to cool off in a lake along the German Volcano Route.

Romantic Route passing Neuschwanstein Castle

Large sections of the Romantic Route pass along the border between the federal states of Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg. Along the route, travellers will be treated to views of fertile farm land, rivers, valleys, forests and, at the end, even mountains. The highlight is undoubtedly Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen.

 

  • Starting point: Würzburg
  • Destination point: Füssen
  • Length: 470 kilometres
  • Estimated duration of the trip with stops: 9:30 hours
  • Longest distance between two charging points: 43 km
Forest path in the sunlight.
Enchanted world: the Romantic Route also passes many forests.

Thuringia Forest Nature Park

The country’s oldest long-distance hiking trail passes through Thuringia. The Rennsteig Trail → cannot be driven in the car but crosses the route through the Nature Park at ten points. So even on four wheels, travellers can experience these beautiful landscapes and forests in the heart of Germany. The route has so much to offer, from secluded villages to ski jumps.

 

 

 

  • Starting point: Hörschel bei Eisenach
  • Destination point: Saaldeld
  • Length: 450 kilometres
  • Estimated duration of the trip with stops: 7:45 hours
  • Longest distance between two charging points: 69 km

Rhine Romance Route

Vines along the Rhine.
Legendary river: the Rhine.

The Rhine runs from the North Sea coast in the Netherlands to the mountains of Switzerland – for large parts also through Germany. It represents an important lifeline for the densely populated metropolitan region of Rhineland. From here you can experience beautifully romantic places and landscapes along the river. The Rhine Romance Route → also has many interesting stories to tell about German history. It takes in Mainz and then returns to Bonn.

  • Starting point: Cologne
  • Destination point: Bonn
  • Length: 360 kilometres
  • Estimated duration of the trip with stops: 5:30 hours
  • Longest distance between two charging points: 46 km

Pass by a number of show mines: The Silver Road

  • Starting point: Zwickau
  • Destination point: Dresden
  • Length: 150 kilometres
  • Estimated duration of the trip with stops: 24:00 hours
  • Longest distance between two charging points: 27 km

The local mining industry continues to be of great importance for the Ore Mountains region. The numerous ores found required many tunnels, shafts, hammer mills and smelters to be built above ground. The focus was always on the mining and processing of silver. This precious metal gives the Silver Road → its name. The route passes through mountainous landscapes passing by show mines.

The right preparation is everything

The right preparation is mandatory for all tours with electric vehicles. Adapters for charging stations are also recommended, as is advance planning of charging stops. Appropriate navigation systems and maps, such as the “GoingElectric” one → are useful aids for every trip.