93km (58 miles) SW of Nürnberg, 114km (71 miles) NE of Stuttgart, 105km (65 miles) SE of Würzburg

Dinkelsbühl sits like a gabled, half-timbered wonderland with pastel colors, burgundy shudders, and that typically German Fraktur script bedecking its facades. A complete ring of medieval fortifications surrounds the town, with 18 towers offering views of the sea of sienna tiles and storks roosting on the rooftops. The generally provincial atmosphere swells in the summertime like many towns along the Romantic Road, but offers respite from the crowds in its cellar restaurants, and outlying parks and paths.