The idealizers of the itinerary, when they met in Augsburg, wanted to recreate Germany as a touristic destination after the disgraces caused by the Hitler terror. Their intention was for all foreign tourists to have a positive image of the country. With its beautiful medieval cities and towns along the Romantic Road it was possible to show a joyful, multifarious nation, and immersed in the history of the European Union.

A triad of nature, culture and hospitality has been the trademark of the Romantic Road since 1950. It is the most known German touristic route and the most popular in the country. The name Romantic Road expresses what many national and international visitors feel when they visit the medieval towns and cities or the dream castell Neuschwanstein: the fascination and return to old times.

The initial idea of the project Romantic Road in Rio Grande do Sul was to create a touristic route with towns and cities of predominantly German origin. Inspired in the Romantic Road, in 2007 a partnership/cooperation agreements were established between the two routes routes, the Brazilian and the German one, with the commitment to promote the integration of both touristic routes, considering the strong influence of the German colonization in the State and in the municipalities that are part of the Romantic Route. As a result of this partnership several cultural exchanges are held between the two countries.

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